My name is Nick, I am a Wisconsin dad who loves all things fitness, diving, and food! Persistent Resilience is a log of the fun and craziness that is my life. I am passionate about running, I love to see how far I can push myself, and my favorite runs are off-road. Currently I am trying to add to my ultra-marathon experience. If you have any questions about how/why I run or eat the way that I do please do not hesitate to contact me by leaving a comment, via facebook, or by email at Thanks for Visiting

01 January 2013

December 2012 Training Recap

December Training Recap

You will notice in this month that my total mileage stayed similar to that of November.  I had just enough motivation to maintain my running fitness, while building strength.  I spent most of this month focusing on functional strengthening routines, weight lifting, and seeking to improve hip strength and flexibility issues.  I really wanted to see how fast I could still go, basically where my speed was at.  I completed a few progressive interval sessions involving 400’s.  The final 400 of the sets was run at a 5:00 pace, which was fast, it hurt but not as much as I thought it would.  I guess the strength work had helped gain back some of the speed I had lost.  I plan on focusing on building strength/speed once training begins, in January, by running intervals and climbing!  Coming up I will write a post about recovery, taking a break, and the importance of building functional running strength in the off season.  Also stay tuned for a post related to my diet, VESPA,  and some of the things I changed this year to include more fat and eliminate carbs, to increase my fat burning efficiency, to enhance race day performance and recovery!

What I asked Santa for!!!


Run     98.3 miles        12:49:30         
Swim   11.0 miles
Bike     74.5  miles

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