Friday, August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021

Today I set up my old smart trainer to start slowly training indoor cycling. The days are already getting short in terms of daylight and I get more than enough rain while running so I figured out that I might as well start getting used to indoor training right away. I've only used the trainer for a short while with Zwift but I decided to try to stay with just the Tacx Training app for now.

Did a short training ride using the iOS app with my new HR strap and everything worked perfectly. The session is automatically synced to Garmin Connect (and from there to Strava as well) and the data includes pretty much everything including riding power, cadence, and of course full HR metrics.

It's going to be an interesting journey to get to any noteworthy mileage on the bike. I've never ridden that much, and almost not at all in the past two years. I plan to take it easy and get used to it and combine short brick sessions (straight from bike to running) to the schedule right away to get a better feeling of running on tired legs.

I'm still waiting a week or two to get back in shape for the David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge (see Lex Fridman edition), and after that, I'll start a new proper training plan for completing my first sprint distance triathlon (750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run) as a first milestone.

About

Uninen aka Ville Säävuori Good hello! My name is Ville Säävuori aka @Uninen and this is my health blog. I'm a 40-something nerd from Turku, Finland. My goal is to exercise or be otherwise active every single day. I built this site to follow my progress and to help with accountability. I'm training for running my first 10k  half marathon  marathon  4x4x48 challenge in 2021.

Blogroll

Not blogs, but something to check out and follow.

Podcasts, YouTube channels

  • The Running Channel (YouTube) - fun and informative British channel for runners.
  • Triathlon Taren (YouTube) - lots of hands on knowledge and practical advice for triathlon training.
  • Huberman Lab podcast (YouTube) - outstanding podcast by Dr. Andrew Huberman with a metric ton of scientific information and practical advice relating to neuroscience and physical and mental training.
  • The Joe Rogan Experience (Spotify) - you can say what you want about Joe Rogan but there's no denying that many of his discussions with passionate people are 100% genuine and full of insight. I do not agree with the man on many issues but I do appreciate the free content.

People

  • David Goggins (Instagram) - whenever you need motivation, just go back and remind yourself what David Goggins does to keep his demons away. Also, if you feel lonely on your run, no matter wherever you are on the planet or what time it is, it's likely that he is training somewhere at this same moment. (Check out these - hilarious Goggins-anecdotes by Jesse Itzler) Stay hard!
  • Anna H (Instagram) - The Running Channel host and adventurer with a beautiful soul. Check out her 3-part World's Toughest 260k Island Race series on YouTube.
  • Katie Spotz (Instagram) - amazig young endurance athlete who is willing to do more than most of us for making the world a better place. Listen Joe Rogan #1635 for a deeper look into her story.
  • Jocko Willink (Instagram) - ultimate dicipline and respectable morals. Jocko's daily 4.30 am clock photos on Instagram are a constant reminder that the strongest men work for their success.

Books

  • Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins - superb combination of audiobook and podcast that gives you lots of practical advices on taking control of our life and stranghtening your mind. Definitely check out the audio version of this book, it's amazing.

I haven't found that many interesting books relating to staying healthy / exercising. I'm not at all interested in ungenuine self-help type books or pushy "just do this" marketing books. If you have any suggestions, dm or email me!