Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I am at the tail end of my cold and started to get some energy back in me. I have not done a work out in a week now. I am almost 100% on going swimming Saturday if I feel up to it. After swimming I will go for a light and easy run.

For Halloween I have to work :( but I will be celebrating it on the Saturday night. I will be going as 007.

Happy Halloween...and if I have younger readers say safe when you trick or treat!!

Karsten Madsen

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The key to my Recovery

Last year I went threw 3 colds all relatively close together so I learned how to fight them. The day I feel a cold coming I start taking Cold-FX a lot of people think it doesn't work but I think it makes the cold less strong and it goes away faster. On the day that the colds at its worst I take some kind of cold medicine that will put me to sleep because you need all the sleep you can get. The next day I will start with doing some kind of activity like a little 20min walk to get some fresh air in you. I also eat/drink lots of vitamin C to help. With the cold i have it came with a sour back which my coach Dr. Len Gushe told me the flu attacks muscle cells inflaming them. I also had a bit of a sour back going in so it made thing that much more painful. The last thing in my recovery is knowing the right time to come back into training. I have learned you only go back into the water when your 100% or you can get the cold again.

I think Tomorrow my body will be ready for a run nothing to hard just something to get me moving.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


So I am going threw one of the worst colds/flu of my life. My head hurts and on Saturday I could not keep any food down. This has kept me out of training for 3 days now and I think it may be another 3 day before I am doing anything. I have been stuck inside for 2 days now so I did a LOT of sleeping and movie watching, since Halloween is around the corner I watched a scary movie called "The Strangers" The scary thing about this movie is its based on real events that took place in the Hoyt family's vacation home at 1801 Clark Road on February 11, 2005, all the events are still not entirely known. I think that photo above is a pretty messed up image! Anyways I am going back to bed .

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pic of the day

This Picture was from last winter. My family and I took a trip to Porta Plata. The winter is coming and I already miss the heat!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


So quick update in my life. I have started swimming and I'm alot faster in the pool then I thought. Saturdays swim looked like this.

800m free 70%

400m free 75%

400m paddles free 85%

4x200m on 2:30 (I made all them)

8x50m hard 25 easy

climbed a rope we have in the was hard

8x 100m IM Fly knb, Back kick, Brest, drill free on 1:45

500m cool down

100 walls

Running as been good getting ready for my race on Thursday. I raced a 5km today and had a pretty good run. I ran a 16:36 on a very rolling course. I ended up 3rd overall and first in 19 under. I made some more money :) a cool $50.

I have been back out on my super sexy Guru. I have only been riding 50-60km at a time. I have started to think about 2009 and I have a very rough out line of what I want to do.
Also skiing is soon! The picture was from Lake Placid last year

Monday, October 6, 2008

xc and other running stuff...ohh and swimming starts!!!

So I'll start off talking about my xc race on Friday lets just say thing didn't go as hoped. First off i forgot my food so i was really hungry going into the race and paid for it, I got a cramp after 2km of running with the 3 leaders and dropped back into 5th. I finished in 5th but if I'm on my game I should be able to run with them in CWOSSA. I also did a 3.5km race that had a prize of $100 to the male and female winner. There was also a 10km race that had a $500 for the male and female winners so all the really good runner where in the 10km race. i ended up running 11:30 for 3.5km it had a pretty good up hill that was about 650m to the finish but other then that it was flat. Full results

Also I have some great news in my running. its been about 5 weeks since I started xc running and i have moved my self down form running a tempo 10km in 38-37 to running them in 34:30-35:00. I think with a good rest I could run 33:30 its a goal lets see if I can do it

Also my first swim starts tommrow at 5:45 i am looking forward for some odd reason.
I also have been enjoying my time more and doing some family and Friend catch up going to some partys and what not. (that's apple juice in the cups ha)
Karsten Madsen

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