Posted on August 15th, 2007 by rocha.
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I am going to be keeping track of my training on this page. I will put what I did, how I feel, and what I am hoping to do in this section. I will also put photos for your viewing pleasure. Come back and visit.




Comment on August 19th, 2007.

WEEK 1: I am starting my triathlon training tomorrow. The goal for this week is as follows:


I will add in two days of lifting as well and maybe one extra day of running. Wish me luck!


Comment on August 20th, 2007.

DAY 1: Today was the official first day of my triathlon training. I bought a new speedo today! It’s nice and blue. I did a 20 minute swim and realized just how out of shape I am when it comes to swimming. I have a lot of work to do. After consulting with my workout buddy from NYC, I realized that the last triathlons I can do for the season are in September or October. I found one in Texas on October 14 (fortunately, I will be there that weekend!). I am going to now shorten my 13 week training program to an 8 week training program. It’s a sprint triathlon, so my goal is to just finish. My left knee has been feeling a little sore. I need to watch it to make sure I don’t hurt myself the first week of training!

Workout Today:
20 Minute Swim
1 mile run at 8 minute/mile pace


Comment on August 22nd, 2007.

DAY 2 AND 3: Yesterday, I had to swim because I accidentally forgot to take my running gear. I did a lot better than Monday. I swam for about 25 minutes pretty consistently. I only did freestyle. Today, I went to the gym at lunch. I road the bike for 30 minutes. I also ran one mile afterwards. My left knee has been bothering me and I have a blister on me foot. Hopefully, my legs will hold up!

Workout Tuesday:
25 Minute Swim

Workout Wednesday:
30 minute Bike Ride- 7.5 miles
1 mile run at 9 minute/mile pace


Comment on August 26th, 2007.

Today is the last day of week 1. I have decided that I am going to swim instead of run today because my legs are killing me! I took Thursday off, because I was utterly exhausted. On Friday, I ran a slow 1.5 miles to get the legs going and in preparation of my 5K fun run on Saturday. On Saturday, my friend Peter and I drove down to New Hampshire and ran the Annual Rindge 5K Fun Run. It was a certified race. I ran it in 24:17. Our initial goal was to run a sub-25 minute 5K and my personal goal was to average 8 minute mile pace. It was close enough, so I am happy. Peter ran around 22 minutes. I still need to figure out the best way to train for a triathlon. Doing three sports and taking one day off already kills four days out of the week. I might need to do two sports on one day when I get into better shape. I’ve read some literature, and you can train many different ways. I need to find out what works best for me.

Workout Thursday:

Workout Friday:
1.5 miles at 10 minute/mile pace

Workout Saturday:
5K fun run at 8:04 minute/mile pace

Workout Sunday:
1 hour swim


Comment on August 28th, 2007.

Week 2 has started! Yesterday (Monday) I ran a slow 3.5 miles with Megan on the Charles River. My legs were killing me! I made it through. Today at lunch I went to the gym and did my workout. There aren’t many people there around lunch, so it’s a good time to go.

Workout Monday:
3.5 miles at 9 minute/mile pace

Workout Tuesday:
1 mile at 8 minute mile pace
Chest/Ab workout
5 mile bike ride


Comment on September 4th, 2007.

I haven’t had time to post. I worked out on Wednesday. I swam for about an hour. It’s getting a lot easier. I accidentally took Thursday and Friday off! Actually, it wasn’t accidentally. I was really exhausted. on Saturday I ran 3 miles, did pull ups, push ups, and sit ups. I was thoroughly sore. I headed off to NYC for the long weekend and didn’t do anything on Sunday or Monday. So last week, I worked out 4 times.

Workout Wednesday:
1 hour swim

Workout Thursday:

Workout Friday:

Workout Saturday:
3 mile run


Comment on September 4th, 2007.

Today was the start of Week 3. I weighed myself today. I weighed a whopping 178 lbs. My goal is to get down to 160. I ran today with my friend around the Charles River. I felt pretty good. We ran about 4.5 to 5 miles.

Tuesday Workout:
4.5 miles


Comment on November 1st, 2007.

Hello All! I haven’t written here in a while. So here goes…

The training is going well. The schedule has had to be readjusted do to all the normal reasons–life is busy. I had to postpone the triathlon I wanted to run because I had family obligations. However, I have made some good progress.

Running: I have been averaging 15-20 miles per week. I am still trying to get used to the aching calves and sore muscles. Every other Thursday, three of us run the Khoury’s 4.13 Mile race in Somerville. I’ve improved my time about two minutes in the last 6 weeks. I’ve also run a 5K and a 10K. My average time is about 7:50. The next race I want to do is a half marathon sometime in November.

Swimming: I have been swimming about twice a week. I have been working in getting a base before I start doing swim exercises. I have been doing about 1000M, but need to do way more.

Biking: Not going so hot. I was going to ride my bike to and from work, but love sleeping in. 🙂 This next week, I am going to add a 20-30 minute bike ride with my swim. I had originally planned to sign up for a spin class, but the class was filled before I was able to sign up. My fault. Procrastination is the way to go!

Weight: I am now down to 172lbs When I started this process I weighed 184lbs. Making good progress. The goal was to get to 160lbs.


Comment on November 2nd, 2007.

Khoury’s Thursday Night 4.13 Miler, 2007

For those of you who are interested, there is a free run every Thursday night held in Somerville. My friend, Eric, told me about it and we have a small group (three or four of us) that go at least every other week. I have run three races so far. My time is improving! It’s not a real race, so it’s sometimes hard to push yourself to run harder every week. Basically we line up in front of a bar and someone says go.

Here are my times:

October 4, 2007
Ed Rocha 33:50 Boston
October 18, 2007
Ed Rocha 32:04 Boston
November 1, 2007
Ed Rocha 31:14 Boston


Comment on November 11th, 2007.

Running Program

This last week I started a new running program. I am trying hard to find a good program that works for me. I’ve decided that running will be my base for the triathlon, especially through the winter. I started a 16 week running program. It’s for beginner marathoners, especially those who don’t like to run too much!

This week the program was as follows:
Monday- 40 Minute Swim/20 minute bike
Tuesday- 3 miles easy
Wednesday- 3 miles easy
Thursday- rest
Friday- 2 miles tempo
Saturday- 6 miles easy
Sunday- 30 Minute Swim/3 miles easy/30 Minute bike

Running- 17 miles
Bike- 12 Miles
Swimming- 2000 M

This next week I plan on continuing with the running program and will implement a new swimming program with it. I plan on either doing two-a-days (working out twice a day) or swimming first and running immediately afterwards.

I am having some problems with my left foot. Hopefully, this won’t be a problem or get worse this next week.


Comment on November 20th, 2007.

Welcome Back! This last week was a good week for training. My left foot is still bothering me and I think I am getting shin splints. I just realized their is a whirlpool/hot tub at my gym. I jumped in twice this week and my legs felt a lot better! I also finished week 2 of my marathon training program. I have been on target for the last two weeks. This week I re-added weight training. I really didn’t do that much, but was sore! So sore, that I couldn’t run on Saturday (well, I did, it just hurt a lot).

This weeks program:
Monday- 45 minute swim
Tuesday- 5.5 mile run
Wednesday- 2.5 mile run; 20 minute swim
Thursday- 1 mile run; weights (bench, squat)
Friday- rest
Saturday- 8.5 miles

Running- 17.5 miles
Bike- 0
Swimming- 1500M


Comment on January 28th, 2008.

Welcome back to my site! I haven’t updated it for a while, so here goes. I have been running about 35 miles a week. In February, I’ll increase that to about 40-50 miles per week. I have been swimming a minimum of once a week for about 30-60 minutes. I recently hired a personal trainer, so I am well on my way to getting in great shape! I have been fund raising as well. I have so far raised about $600 and will increase my efforts going into February.


Comment on March 17th, 2008.

That seems to be a good planner I hope u will able to finish the task properly …good Luck Rocha


Comment on May 4th, 2008.

there is a gym nearby that has an outdoor obstacle course that I used for marathon training. It has a series of obstacles such as over/under, ladder climb, chain wall and others that I cannot describe very well.

The entire course is about a mile around their grounds, it’s fantastic for building all-round endurance.

Monthly SEO Anthony

Comment on July 7th, 2008.

Congrats on your hard work I hope it works out well for you. I try to stay in shape and run in several marathons (never anything like you are doing) but I find it keeps me feeling great and in shape.

It’s something you should consider doing once out on your own. Think of it this way, it’s a great way to keep your mind and body sharp as the years pile on. I’m speaking from experience of course.

Again good luck tho!

Run The Marathon

Comment on February 17th, 2011.

Thank you for posting this. I am pretty new to this… greatly appreciated! 🙂

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