Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween!!!

Busy week again for me. Worked liked a mad man still getting done my workouts and having a pretty good social life. I am almost finding a good balance so kinda nice. I was having a huge problem finding somewhere to swim. who knew it could be so damn hard to find good swimming so looks like I will be swimming solo from November to end of January. Nothing better then some lane swimming. Its not the best solution but its all that is available to me so i will have to make do. I have officially but the specialized transition on the indoor trainer! I hate indoor riding but hopefully I will find people that will ride with me.

Also on a side note,

I have lots of bikes for sale!!

I have a guru crono 57 frame size full dura ace vison tech aero bars(replaced frame, so only 1 year old) $2800

I have 2 specialized expert road bikes full 2010 ultegra one is a 58 the other a 54. $3000 *each*

I will have some wetsuits and Oakley glasses for sale as well (just waiting to figure out 2011 stuff)

please feel free to e-mail me with questions and or photos of the bikes

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Long weekend for me!

I get Monday off work so I have lots Planned I am going to go for a long bike ride rain or shine! then I am going to go for a nice long run. Then I am going to play some puck with the guys. Got to love the long weekend.

Halloween is just around the Conner and for the first time I have a costume planned. Rather then putting one together 30mins before I am going to a party. This year I am going as a fighter pilot. I have a real jump suit so it should be fun. I have a pretty big week of work and training so it will be fun to cut lose for a whole weekend. I have yet to find something for sure but I am kicking alot of ideas around.

If anyone wants to ride with me tomorrow shoot me a e-mail I think i am going to go around 11am I am in the Waterloo area

Friday, October 22, 2010

In this edition of my life....

Devils and many other teams that enjoyed success last year (regular season) are having bad start to there seasons. I watched the Devils Habs game last night and for the first time I say the Brodeur that can shut a game down and make the keys saves at the right time. Devils needed a solid win and I hope this was there tsn turning point.

Anyways just wanted to share something other then triathlon. As for what I have been doing. I have been starting to up the swim mileage week by week. I am keeping everything long base work. I have been trying to get every day i can of riding out doors. most years I never ride in the fall and threw the winter months I do very little. This year I will be getting on the trainer in the basement. Going to make my basement my new favorite room this year. My coach Barrie and I have a very well discussed game plan for this year. I am getting more and more jazzed about 2011 everyday. For the first time in my training I will be following a diet. I usually always eat healthy but was never fully focused on it. I found it was a issue last year so I want to correct the problem. My diet will not be crazy hard to follow I am just going to fall in love with different kinds of snacks for example hot air pop corn with nothing on vs the one with butter.

With all that being said now i will have to really test my self control. My parents buy really healthy food so that part will not be hard. Getting to bed at a better time will be. I am famous for getting sucked into stuff on the computer or phone so it will be simple 10 pm rolls around lights off blackberry off tv off and get sleeping. Sleep is a very important part of training and its something i need to take more serious.

I will be doing a 2 hour orienteering run with Sean Bechtel and Claudia Johnston On November 14th. Sounds like it will be pretty fun. I mean in off season I am trying to do as many different sports as i can. I am playing hockey about once or twice a week still to keep some good and different fitness up. I want to get back into my rock climbing. Rock climbing i think is a great cross trainer and its a blast with some good friends.

That's kinda whats up with me.

a few request for me to keep up better blogging so look out lots will be talked about

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bike ride turns into CSI

Probably one of the weirdest bike rides of my life. I went out for a 2 hour ride today and saw the normal amount of dead animals but I wasn't expecting to see a dead body! I saw it by Woolwich, I was about to go over a covered bridge when i saw at the bottom of the other side something that looked my a body had to take another look but when a guy came running over to me asking if I had a cell I knew something was up. So called 911 and police and the whole nine yards where there in minuets. Not expecting to have my bike ride turn into a episode of CSI. As for the rest of my ride it was good. Riding a new bike is always fun to do. I start swimming with my old club tomorrow kinda pumped to stop lane swimming and get back in the water with people fast like me!

Also keep your eye open on Kiwami they are lunching some really cool stuff!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A-fib has been put to rest

Life as of late. I am working 40 hours a week at Pro hockey life as a sales Lead. It is a great job. I am running 50-60km a week and I am just getting back to the pool. I Have started to get myself ready for a very different year of training. I will be doing a lot more warm weather training this year. I have had lots of time to reflect on why things didn't go well in 2010 and for the first time I will share what was really going on.

For the most part of 2010 I was training and racing in fear. Finding out I have a-fib really messed me up. I was so scared of going back into it that I lost most of my goals that I had set out and the suffer and will to train. I just didn't want to go back into it so bad I never wanted to talk about it and tried to sweep it under the rug. I know most people will read this and think its kinda soft but finding out that you have something that could stop what you love doing is hard. For the first time I can say that I feel confident in myself and my ability's. So people can still say that 2010 was a bust year for me, but I know now that it was a huge stepping stone in getting my confidence back in myself and knowing that I have a heart that can still push and take me to victory. I am going to put things in the past now and call it a learning experience. Just like when I was a goalie, if you let in a bad goal shake it off and move on. Just make sure you make the next save.

ps... next year is a come back year, 2010 got nothing on me

Karsten Madsen