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Halden Zimmermann Businessman With A Business Plan

Halden Zimmermann Businessman With A Business Plan

I’d like to take the moment to  give the spotlight to a special friend of mine whom I’ve known for about 10 years give or take. Halden Zimmermann is what many would call a businessman with a business plan and his success rate shows it too. As the saying goes, those who fail to plan are those to plan to fail. Halden is a planner, so most certainly not a failure in any way.

Halden has always been the voice of reason and common sense for as long as I’ve known him. He has a thriving business right in the middle of one of America’s most impressive cities full of history, Chicago. It’s been no surprise that he’s been as successful has he has by maintaining the blogs he runs and scheduling his meeting with people. He told me he gets a lot of success out of simply keeping up with his Twitter because it acts as a valuable tool for keeping in touch, as well as utilizing other social media.

Isn’t it amazing how many tools we have to make the most of our business? Simple social platforms used to broadcast to the entire world work wonders if you’re in a communications business such as news and media. I know that using a few of them have helped me drive volume up in my business and some of them are absolute must haves in order to keep up with the other big dogs in the business world.

 

How a Simple Training Change Led to a New Marathon PR

How a Simple Training Change Led to a New Marathon PR

I am usually pretty good about conducting thorough research on a new pursuit before diving headlong into it, but when I set out to train for a marathon I did so without looking into how to properly train. This was a mistake, as I wasted many miles on workouts that were not at all beneficial for the distance I was preparing to run. Since I had run cross-country way back in high school, I figured the workouts I had done in preparation for the 5,000-meter races would be more than sufficient if I only slightly modified the distances and effort. I was wrong.

I knew that volume was one of the most important considerations in a marathon training program, and I was able to quickly move up to 60 and 70 miles per week after about six months of dedicated training. While I was increasing the volume, I was also doing speed sessions on the track that were completely unnecessary and probably had a negative effect on my efforts on race day.

I completed my first marathon without much trouble, but I did not run the time that I thought I was capable of. This is when I started to look a bit more deeply into marathon training and realized that I could train for this distance much more efficiently by ditching the speed sessions in exchange for anaerobic threshold (AT) runs. Training this way I was able to bring my volume up to 80 to 90 miles per week and felt good enough to include a number of 18- and 20-mile long runs before race day. This simple change allowed me to PR by a wide margin over my previous time in the marathon, and I even ran the half-marathon splits faster than I had ever run the distance before.

I’m Douglas Pitassi!

I’m Douglas Pitassi!

Hi! I’m Douglas Pitassi and I’m making this blog to express myself! I’m very expressive so expect excitement and experimental expletives! EXCELSIOR! That’s one of them, there! Don’t exit so exuberantly! I’m only exquisitely excreting expertly exhorted exigencies! These excessive exemplars are only exclaimed to expatiate, not exorcise.  I’m extra excited to have such excellent examiners of my explanation.

EXPLOSION!!!!!!!!!

OH, MY DAYS!!!

How exhausting! What an extreme exertion this has been.