Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back to work

So with school being really easy I find myself less stressed and more motivated to train. I have been sick 2 times now in just 2009 I was a little mad about it, but what can you do I did go on a ski vacation. I deiced to just picked up on training again and not to hold back. I stated things off on Saturday with doing a 2 hour swim in the first 45mins I was starting to think it was a bad idea to start so soon again but after 45min I really started to hit my pace. I did a run on Saturday and today. Both were just 5km tempo but today I added 5x100m strides just to feel some speed and get out the spider webs.

So its about 3 weeks until I leave for Arizona and I am pumped! Today took all I had just to get my lazy butt out there. I am sick of the cold weather!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So today I had my swim meet. It went ok considering me being pretty sick but i maned up and just swam has hard as I could. I set a Cowsa record for the 200m free going 2:18. I know I could have swam a 2:15 if I was not sick I felt like garbage. So i am going to ofsaw for 200m free as for the 100m I just could not get anything going only swimming a 1:04 so whats what went down today.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

skiing trip and other things

So The skiing in Lake Placid was awesome! The weather the first day was a little had on and off rain and as the day went on it got colder and i was a little under dressed. It was good to get out and do some real terrain park skiing. I don't do rails and stuff but show me the biggest jump and I will do it. I do have a video of me doing one of these massive table tops, and I hope to but it up on the blog with in the week.

Some bad did come out of this trip I got sick :( but it is not that bad of a cold. I can still run and bike its more just a little inconvenience. I have also added my 2009 race season, it is not set in stone but it is a very good out line.

I have a high school swim meet where i will be doing the 200m and 100m free, my old pb in the 200m is 2:19...I have a good feeling that i will see a 2:14-2:12 and in the 100m I think i am going to go under 1:00 my pb is 1:00 so i think i can go faster. The meet is on February 18th. I have been swimming my butt off and I am going to do some 400m and 800m free to get some quest for gold standards. Last year I swam a 4:46 4:00m and this year I am a much better swimmer so I think I can see something like 4:36. As for running I have been doing big time base training and I have done much more running then last year so I think we will see a very fast 5km May 3rd. I also did my first brick workout I did 45min bike on a very hilly ride then I did a 6km tempo run. My legs took about 2km before they really got going and the least 4km i was really moving .

anyways that's been my life in the last little bit.

*the skiing thing is in this video i added to the blog

Karsten Madsen

Saturday, February 7, 2009

+7 in kitchener

Today was a great day I had my long swim workout from 6:45-9:00 and then cleaned my room and bathroom (it really needed it!) I have been waiting for this day for 3 days. Today the high was 7, I planed my week to have my long run today. I ran a tempo 13km run, I loved the fact that it didn't take me 10 mins to get on my cold running gear. I am really looking forward to doing some warm weather training in Arizona with c3 during March break. Big thanks to my Mom and Dad giving up air miles to get me down there I know they read my blog so big thanks for all your help it would be impossible to get where I am today with out your love and support!

Karsten Madsen