Hello. I hope that the new year finds you all better than you were at this time last year. If you have fallen back off the fitness train here are some tips to get you back quickly and smoothly.
Author Archives: Luis Santos
I just ran a 5k with my 15 year old son. It was his first 5k. We have been training together for months to build up his mileage and more so, his confidence. It was an amazing experience much like that feeling when you are teaching your child (or parent) how to ride a [...]
This is what I ask myself everyday. If I am going to workout then what is it that I am going to do? How intense should I be? Would I be better off recovering from my workout yesterday by eating extremely well (fueling my billions of little engines) and loosening up my body?
Hello everyone. I must say that anyone in this area should sign up for next years state games. It was well run and thousands of people were there to compete or just play. It is something anyone can do. Look up an individual or team event and get going. Have plans to be ready one [...]
As I alluded to in my prior post, almost all my workouts, including my cardiovascular, last only 20 minutes. The only two that don’t are my longer, slower runs of 5-8 miles and a weekly bike ride (about 30 miles). In fact some of my best workouts last only 10 minutes or less. Some new [...]
I had an incredible amount of fun at the Senior Olympic bike time trial and 40k events. I am doing events out of my comfort zone. Things I don’t necessarily do well. I still wanted to try my best and I was thrilled with the effort I gave. I ended up 2nd
Well tomorrow is the 5k bike time trial and 40k road race. I’m a bit apprehensive as I’ve done neither. I have many a triathlon race under my belt so I feel somewhat comfortable with riding the time trial however as far the road race this will be entirely new. I have ridden in group [...]
Hello again. This will be an interesting month. On June 2nd, I completed the Kalamazoo Mud Run. It was challenging more so due to the fact it was 48 degrees and running/jumping/crawling in 50 degree water/mud was bone chilling. The actual obstacles were rather easy to navigate which was a great idea for an entry [...]
Hello. My name is Lou Santos and back in the summer of 2009 (year of the Swine flu) I had a fever unlike one I’ve ever had before. At its worst I could not squeeze toothpaste from a tube. I could barely walk. I was in constant fever pain for about a week. It took [...]