Friday, November 28, 2008


I will be down in Guelph for xc nats. I will not be doing the jr races because I do not belong to any run clubs. I will be doing the 5km open race with David Sharratt. I am looking forward for a nice fast pace. Other then that nothing new to report in ym life

Karsten Madsen

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Swimming good

So today was the first high school swim meet. I had a great settinmg new personal best in every event i swam.

old times New times
200m free-2:22 200m free-2:17
50m free-29 50m free- 27
50m fly-35 50m fly- 31

Now I am going to work my butt off the get my 200m time to 2:05 and my 400m time to under 4:35

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

getting it done

My training has been going really well. Every time i do a run swim or bike i feel stronger. I am laying down the base training right now. I just hate this snow, it makes my run workouts that much harder you are sliding all over and you go SO slow but work so hard. Good in one way I guess. I missed my swim today because at the pool a pipe broke and they had to shut down the filter system. I hope they get my pool back in running soon! Over the winter I'm working on making my cycling skill that much better. I want to be able to tt 37km at 42-43kmh this year. Last year I did it in 39.6 (I think). I am still working on my swimming big time! I want to get down to a very low 400m time like under 4:35. i will also be working on ym open water swimming again in the summer. This winter I will be running way more!! to get my 5k to that 15:40 and i would love to see a 33:00 something 10km I really don't know what I can run one in but I think its something around that.

My Sister will be coming home in less than a month :). That will be awesome to see her! I will be doing some training with my Buddy R.J. Ross who is a very fast triathlete. David "Pre"Sharratt and I live close so we are going to be doing alot of training. I need some good fast guys to get me into some good racing shape.

*that pic was from last year i plan on doing alot more of it this year

Karsten Madsen

Monday, November 10, 2008


So some of you may know I'm a big New Jersey Devils fan, The New Jersey Devils are a writer off with out Broduer. Broduer has been out since Nov 2nd and if shows that they don't have there number 1 guy. They have only won one game since we has been gone. I have a hard time seeing them get into playoffs this year as Martin Brodure is out for 3-4 months! Put I must say I love watching leaf games right now they have been a team that has upset many teams and have lost to alot of teams that they should have beat. I don't Care what people say about the leafs sure they are in a rebuilding year but they look good right know. I think they have a shot at a playoff spot.

Friday, November 7, 2008


so it's been my first week with out my cold. I have started to get back into it, I have been making my work load bigger and bigger every day. Also some other news I will no longer be swimming with my swim club my parents have pulled me out due to a lack of training on my part. I will be swimming 5 days on my own. I still have the power to swim sub 4:40.

Today I did a long 60km bike ride. It was a wonderful day to be out on my bike. I still have many things on mind. Its been a hard last 2 months but I am sure things will pick up...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I have been in a bad mood for a bit now. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what was bugging me. Having the cold didn't help my situation. There are so many thing going on in my life that are really bugging me. I know this sounds lame but...I have now not seen my sister since the end of August, I hide it at home but looking deep down I miss her, it puts me in a bad mood making every other small problem I have feels 10x bigger. Sure my sister and I would fight sometime but she also helped me with so many things! Some times it feels good just to write it down somewhere.

So Saturday was the first day I trained in over a week, It was ugly! The swim was a really bad in the first hour but in the second hour I started to pick up and swim pretty fast. I went running for the first time in over a week, I had a hard time finding my running legs. I only ran about 6km easy With some light pickups. I have a lot of work to do over the winter! I have to pay my dues in the pool again. I will be swimming 6-7 times a week. Also I will bee running 4-5 times a week to get some running legs. I will also be on my bike 3 times a week and I will no longer be working 5-4 days a week at Outback Its now November... its time to get going with training for 2009