Tag Archives: Florida

Site Re-Design

Well, this should be pretty self-explanatory.

It’s still a work in progress, for the moment, but generally I like the layout and structure of this theme much more so than my previous one.

Go check out the Media page, and I’ll throw some new stuff up there from time to time… I’ve just finished working on a video for Spidertech, and I will share that when it has been uploaded.

Some photos from the past few weeks down here in Florida:

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getting ready to swim the 100 free in Fort Lauderdale… new PB by 1 second, lowering to 56.93!

 

first crit race ever, wire to wire win!
first crit race ever, wire to wire win!

 

a quiet afternoon at the pool

I’m alive.

Yup, just confirming what you already knew.

Andrew & Adam

I’m in Florida, working and training and trying to keep myself busy.

At some point I will get around to updating this, as I’ve got some exciting things to discuss for this upcoming already here season.

In the meantime, go read a great article that Jenny Leiser wrote about me and my transition from rowing to triathlon, specifically swimming.

And, if by some chance you found this site, and don’t follow me on twitter, go ahead and do that. @adamfurlong

later gators.

adam

Ironman Florida – November 2

As I was racing at IMFL, I had a lot of time to myself, and whenever I needed it, I had a laundry list of people that I could imagine were biking, running, or walking next to me, encouraging me to keep moving forward. You’d be surprised how quickly 10 hours and 26 minutes can go by when you are surrounded by friends and family. Sidebar: You’d also be surprised to know how long it can take to cover miles 23-26.2 when you can’t even move at 10:00/mi pace (spoiler: more than 30 minutes). So, while Tim Ferguson already published his RR in the form of a series of thank you notes, I’m going to provide a similar RR, because the distance and magnitude of a race like this cannot be undertaken by a single person. It takes a village, as the saying goes.

You’ll notice that the village consists of both companies and individuals. It’s a shame that I feel the need to clarify this, but I don’t receive any financial support from anyone below in exchange for their mention. Performance has always been what is most important to me, so I’ve only ever partnered with products/services that I felt would help me obtain my goals. Like I did on FB, I’ve listed everyone below in alphabetical order.

I’ve thrown some pictures in because 2200 words is a lot to digest (I’m warning you now), so hopefully the pictures help!

TL;DR version (results). Continue reading Ironman Florida – November 2

Florida Training Recap

This isn’t going to be long. I was curious what my total volume was for my time in Florida, so with the help of Garmin Connect and my own incessant blogging, I should be able to work that out. I left for Florida on Wednesday, January 9th, and arrived back in Philly on Monday, March 11th. I had a couple of sick days and travel days (that travel week down ended up being pretty much a wasted week), so lets call it 8 full weeks of training.

S: 81,400yarters, 1927′
B: 1205.8mi, 3836′
R: 298.48mi, 2499′

Total of 8,262 minutes, or 137 hours, 42 minutes. On average, that works out to 1,032.75′ a week, or 17 hours, 12′ a week.

The “average” training week looks like this (all of the numbers above divided by 8):
S: 10,175yarters, 240′
B: 150.73mi, 479′
R: 37.31mi, 312′

I have to give a big shoutout to Wellington Wahoos and Richard Garza for all the help with my swimming. Obviously I improved a lot in all three aspects, but the swim was largely due to having people to push me every morning, and Richard helping improve my stroke. I think the swim meet was one of the highlights of the entire trip, and I’m already looking forward to next winter and seeing how much faster everyone has gotten (and showing them how much faster I’ve gotten too!). Plus, I got some awesome tan lines on my legs from being able to swim outside in the sun (jammers, briefs, and speedos). Tan lines are always appreciated in January.

My run improved a ton as well, primarily because I ran a ton (by my own standards). Don’t believe me? My volume in 2 months is the equivalent to about 1/2 of my total (recorded) volume from all of last year! Obviously, the harder you work, the more success you see. I can only imagine what the coming months will have in store for me (and by months, I mean Brian/Brain).

Some final links/tidbits:

Wildman Race Recap

Wildman Photo Album

Swim Meet & Time Trial recap

Cycling video of Florida (God, it is so nice down there!)

The Week That Was – Ending 03/10/13, 03/17/13, and 03/24/13

Definitely going to tag this post with “slacker.” I’ll chalk some of the delay up to coming home from Florida, plus getting settled back in, plus getting slammed with work, plus being generally unmotivated as the cold weather has sucked ass for training. Quick recap on the previous weeks, and then some more stuff.

Continue reading The Week That Was – Ending 03/10/13, 03/17/13, and 03/24/13