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Check daily our blog as we train for this year's TVT. Also, add comments of your experiences in the "comment" space below the training calendar. Being active together, we inspire and motivate each other!

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Online Training Camp

8 week duration beginning May 5th.  Click on an item in the calendar to see full description, or use the list to the bottom right.


All workouts begin with a 5 minute warm up (WU) and end with a 5 minute cool down (CD).  These can be any activities that gently warm up and cool down the body, such as treading water, casually riding a bike or walking.

Eat no sooner than 1 hour before your workout.

Drink water during your workouts.  If you feel you need an energy drink, choose a healthy one and dilute it with water.

If you are wanting to lose weight, wait 1 hour before eating after your workout.  Otherwise, eat something healthy any time.

Take a few minutes to S-T-R-E-T-C-H after every workout, or whenever you can each day.


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Comment from Dawn
Time May 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Loving this weather to train in.

Comment from Dawn
Time May 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

Getting the typical mixture of spring weather to train in – feeling stronger every day!

Comment from Dawn
Time May 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Did some great cross-training this week with rowing and trail running – a really fun change!

Comment from Randy
Time July 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

It’s great that ICanLoalize can provide this tranniig. I have my own site now, but would like to learn more about other possibilities, especially the possibility of integrating a blog like feature to my website, which is hard to do with my current website setting.My timezone is Pacific (Daylight Savings) Time (GMT-7). I’m basically available from 9am-6pm.Looking forward to it.

Comment from Udo
Time August 1, 2012 at 1:25 am

Ha! We girls are rocking!! Yes we are…WE are not stuck in a trnaiing rut, we are combining so many trnaiing styles and having fun!!!!!!Seriously, it becomes so boring when one only does one thing….I know most people are board of hearing about me and my kettlebells, but if they saw me train and how I switch it up with skipping, cycling etc they would see that Kettlebell can be used in many ways.The weather is horrible here. Was good running weather and within an hour it all changed…so there went my run….am going to have to get back to the treadmill at the gym at this rate….I’m going to lose my running fitness…I love bootcamp type of classes…they really make you strong and work the body,….Love reading your blog and your comments on mine, you always inspire me…you and syl are the two bloggers who make me want to get up and go!!!!!!!! I owe you two so much when it comes to my inspiration,

Comment from Buse
Time August 1, 2012 at 1:27 am

Hey there me again, to tell you I’m “stealing” your idea of where you want to be at the end of the month. As you may (or may not know) I’m having to many wkelbrkaas too at the moment and I already made the decision that I would work on that but till I read your post I didn’t exactly know how. Now I do by setting a goal too at the end of the month and make a sort of a plan about the walk breaks the next 4 months.So thank you for helping make the idea in my head a concrete one.

Comment from Anas
Time August 1, 2012 at 1:28 am

I think you had an awesome month. I’ve been renidag your blog for quite a while now and there’s no doubt in my mind that you will run those 13.1 miles without stopping. You’ve made very much improvement this last month, very well done!And I think it’s great of you to stay with your friend on your bike for her last 6 miles. Go get August!

Comment from Sukhvinderkaur
Time August 1, 2012 at 4:03 am

Guess you will be biking even more if he gets his lniscee :) which I’m sure he will.I like your goals, especially in the eating department. I still do have goals but only one with a number and that’s my monthly mileage goal. Other than that I try to do the best I can this month.Good luck, I’m convinced you can do this.

Comment from Martine
Time August 1, 2012 at 4:10 am

Yay for biking to work! I put that on my may goals too! There relaly is no excuse for me since I live 2.5 miles from work and have a lovely greenbelt almost the whole way. Now that the weather is nicer, I’m relaly looking forward to it! Good luck!!

Comment from Kazumasa
Time August 1, 2012 at 4:29 am

That’s the best asnwer by far! Thanks for contributing.

Comment from Joshua
Time August 1, 2012 at 5:09 am

My diet is all vegetarian, and about 95 pnceert (or more!) vegan. Lots of fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes like beans and peas, whole grains, tofu, seitan, tempeh. I supplement my smoothies with rice protein powder.

Comment from Gul
Time August 1, 2012 at 5:20 am

Just took it out for a test spin and was impressed with the crisp snitfihg, quick brakes and silent power, which was only there when I needed it. The Stromer had me gliding through the hills and glad to be outdoors on this fall afternoon. All the cables gear, brake and electric-assist seem to be neatly tucked inside the frame so you only handle the frame as you wheel the bike in & out of the house.Now to install a computer and see if it’ll indeed go 60 miles on a full charge!

Comment from Kil
Time August 1, 2012 at 5:21 am

Thought you’d not done a report until Fiona potiend me in this direction.I know the feeeling of a pb being disappointing all that training but not feeling you’ve performed as you know you can.Some thoughts from my own experience:- I race better when I enjoy what I’m doing- I race & train better when the challenge means I can’t take anything for granted- I train better when I am excited about the race, and I can mix things up a bit in trainingI think it’s very easy to get onto an IM treadmill (remember AndyS?) and I wonder if a little of the joy evaporates when that happens?Just my rambling thoughts, not trying to apply them to you.All the bestPete

Comment from Stanislao
Time August 1, 2012 at 5:21 am

Awesome effort Karl and great ignhsit into the mechanics of race day. You should be very proud of such a great time and I fear there may be no such thing as a perfect Ironman race, there seems to just be too many variables!!

Comment from Jide
Time August 1, 2012 at 5:41 am

Great post! This is the first I’m hearing of this sofwatre for the iPod/iPhone. I’m interested in innovative language tools since books and headphones just aren’t practical. Rosetta Stone has great sofwatre but it is nice to have a tool like this on-hand whenever you need it.

Comment from Presley
Time August 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

Ask Reba Archives If you do get a bltesir or have a spot that’s prone, Adventure Medical Kits makes a great bltesir treatment and prevention called GlacierGel bltesir dressing. It’s super thin, has a little bubble that prevents friction on the area and .

Comment from Meti
Time August 1, 2012 at 6:12 am

that was written.a0 So if you have not seen the asnwer to your question, they are all in the Ask Reba Archive. a0 Even if you did not write a question, you can still check out the asnwers and you might learn

Comment from Faiza
Time August 1, 2012 at 6:28 am

I have found that protein shekas do wonders for me, in speeding up recovery.I must say your article in todays paper, regarding Dean Karnazes, was disappointing. Your mentioning him and his 3’44 marathon finish time. I have to tell you, he wasn’t racing like the rest of us. He was here as a motivational speaker, and he has run many sub 3 hr marathons, including a 3hr finish time on his 50th marathon on day 50 of his 50 in 50 in 50 quest. He’s a great guy, from everything I’ve read and heard about him and havng met him in Fargo, I have to tell you I was disappointed in your remarks. He’s got my admiration!

Comment from Itzhel
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:09 am

I enjoy reading your blog and now more so as I too am taninirg for a marathon. This will be my 20th and it’s Oct. 17th in Des Moines. This is my 1st since 2003 and at 70, I’m kind of cautious and yet hopeful.My P.R. is 3:15:36 in 1984 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Did a 20 miler this AM and feel I am now ready. Hope to do perhaps 22 next week-end.Keep up the good work and good luck in Chicago.

Comment from Leon
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:12 am

The struggle is what makes rehcaing your goal so special. We give up so many things to reach the finish. No matter how hard it was to get there we are always looking for more. You will do so well in Chicago! The hard training, stacked on top of all the energy in the air will make you fly!

Comment from Mohssin
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:14 am

I enjoy reading your colmun! Haven’t lived in Fargo since 1997, but I follow the Fargo Forum faithfully, due to the cover stories, along with Tammy Swift’s Column, and your colmun. Keep up the good work Forum writers, you all do a great job.

Comment from Bill
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

Aw, this was a really nice post. In copcnet I would like to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and actual effort to make an excellent article… however what can I say… I procrastinate alot and not at all seem to get something done.

Comment from Juvenimss
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:37 am

Mark KellyNovember 27, 2011 Thanks for the recommendation! I orreedd my Mobic 415A last week and received it today! I was a bit hesitant about getting a folding bike instead of a full size bike because I was not sure what ride quality would be like. I bought it more out of necessity than for leisurely rides. I plan to use it to commute from my home on to public transportation and then again in the city. So far I’ve taken it for a spin around my neighborhood and like the feel. I love that the shipping was free on this bike as well! That saved me another $50 or so. I also considered the Dahon, but decided on the Mobic.

Comment from Anne
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

AshNovember 29, 2011 Thanks Josh! The Strida is definitely unuiqe compared to folding bikes from other manufacturers. Living in San Francisco, I see people riding folding bikes everyday, but I’ve yet to see anyone riding a strida folding bike. I think this is due to a combination of the different design and the price point, but it would be interesting to find out what the target demographic is for the Strida bikes. I also love how the Strida folds up and can be pushed around instead of feeling like suitcase that must be carried.

Comment from Fanny
Time August 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

Josh LloydNovember 29, 2011 Good review ! I like mine beucsae it is the most passenger friendly folding bike. It folds thin more like an umbrella than a big suitcase. This means it can be rolled inside the train car (and put in overhead storage space).

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