November 6, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

Training Indoors – Part 2 – In part one, I shared the beginning of my path to indoor training, but it really did not become a major factor until I began training for Ironman Texas in 2015.  Prior to Ironman Texas, I had completed four Ironman races with varying degrees of success, one other while I…

November 4, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

ODZ SkillZ and DrillZ Ride: Chasing the Break – Despite a technical difficulty, we had a successful SkillZ and DrillZ Ride on 2 November.  Due to an oversight, we didn’t get the SDR for today in the group module.  However, we did have a small group on Discord, so we went ahead with the training…

October 27, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

Zwift, 26 October – For those who couldn’t make it and those that weren’t on discord, we had a fun SkillZ and DrillZ Ride with about 25 or so riders. Today’s lesson was on attacking, one of my favorite things to do.   After a brief warm-up, Frank Soltiz demonstrated a short, but fierce attack….

October 23, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

Riding Inside – Well, we are quickly approaching the bitter cold winter months for many people, which means the dreaded indoor training period. Some people view indoor training as a punishment that they must endure until the sweet release of the arrival of Spring.  Over the next three posts, I will cover the most common indoor…

October 20, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

The off-season, 19 OCT – In my last post, I closed by saying that I was taking a few weeks off to have an off-season.  People have asked me before about how I schedule my season, taking an off-season, and maintaining the life-work-training balance.  These are all questions with some very complex answers.  

October 11, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

ATM Race Report, 9 OCT – What a great day!  To tell the truth, I had the feeling that the race was going to go well after I arrived at JFK International Airport.  Travel to the race was smooth and things just got better all the way through the race.

October 8, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

Army Ten Miler prep, 8 OCT – What a difference six days makes. A little less than a week ago, I took third in a 10K with a pretty solid time.  Since then, Hurricane Matthew passed through the island of Hispaniola.  While it did much more damage in Haiti, it gave us a good lashing in…

October 6, 2016 Ian Murray 1 comment

Avon Breast Cancer 10K – It’s been a short four weeks since IM 70.3 Worlds, and my legs have really let me know that they don’t approve of getting back to hard training only one week after the race.  Upon returning from a few days of vacation in Sydney,

September 25, 2016 Ian Murray No comments exist

IM 70.3 World Championships, 4 September 2016 – Race day.  The morning started with a bit of a chill as temperatures remained in the high 50s. A brisk wind came off the water, forcing me to put on an extra layer before heading out to the race venue. I gathered my things, and the Wife and…

November 29, 2015 Ian Murray No comments exist

Santo Domingo Tri – Wow, today was a bit of a goat rope. Actually, packet pick-up the day before was a great indicator of how the event would unfold.  For a Sunday race, packet pick-up was scheduled for Saturday afternoon, which is not something out of the norm. Unfortunately for the race organizers, they picked…