Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ironman Lake Placid Training week #24

I am behind on my Blogging big time. Ironman training has taken over and the little things are starting to take a back burner. I give you the quick and dirty version.

I got a lot of riding in and it was a little better with the weather.

I won my Age group in the Springtime 10K! 8th OA female and 1st in AG! I will take it! I haven't had a AG win since I was in my 20s! It was a tough course but I held my own. Especially in the last 100yds when I sprinted to pass a girl that passed me minutes before that! I love a challenge.

I am getting ready to do the Mountain Goat run next. I am planning on doing the 3K nice and easy to warm up, then the 10miler full speed! If I have speed after a 4:30 Bike the day before. Oh the thrills of IM training!

I realized that IM is a lonely sport. I feel no one wants to ride/run with me because I am "too fast" or "biking or running too long" I am sad some days that I don't have a group to run with. I am mentally prepared for a long journey, but it is better with company for sure. I am so grateful to my training partners I do have though.

The last weeks breakdown

Swim: 7625 yds, 2:12:00= 15.2% of training
Bike: 126 miles, 7:25:00= 51.3% of training
Run: 33.7 mile, 4:51:09= 33.5% of training

Total training time: 14:28:09

Happy training!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ironman Lake Placid Training Week #23

I can't believe I didn't post on last weeks training! I am slacking! Training is Ramping up and it is going so smoothly, I can't even phathom how good I feel! I am enjoying every aspect of training and I am so glad I have a great partner in crime to go on this wild ride with me. I can't even imagine not having his support or my other family's support for that matter! My mother has been a saint and saving grace for us to have "Date day" rides.

Last weekend I finally got out to the Syracuse 70.3 course to enjoy the amazing weather. Sunny and 70 is what I like!

Swimming is coming together nicely. I actually connect with the water the last week and it felt amazing to finally just "get it" in the water. I am riding the wave right now and just going with it!

I cannot just say enough about how good I am feeling so I am going to just stop now and talk about the numbers last week since this is a late post

Week in Numbers:

Swim: 7750yds- 2:15:00
Bike: 127 miles-7:02:19
Run: 30.5 miles-4:24:40

Total time: 13:41:59

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ironman Lake Placid Training week #22

What a week last week was! The weather was still crappy and couldn't really get outside too much. Did my 3:30 long bike on the trainer yet again. I did manage to enjoy the peek of nice weather we had on Sunday. With that saying, no snow and no rain.

I tried to meet every goal last week, every training session, but life intercepted and let me know it couldn't be done last week. I only missed the full training week by 25 mins though

Last week I tried to focus on eating a little bit better than I normally eat. Trying to avoid the sweets I have succumbed to over the winter. my addiction is chocolate. Yes, yes I have a problem.

While on my long run Last Sunday, I felt dead. Legs felt like lead, But I kept imagining what it would feel like after biking 112 miles beforehand. I sucked it up and completed my run. I had pretty good numbers last week and was on cloud nine!

Easter was Sunday as well. I got to hang out with some very special people! Life is so much better when you have the best family by your side!

Training in numbers:
Swim- 5275-1:33:30
Bike- 172 miles- 8:35:33
Run- 36.6 miles-5:26:00

Total Time- 15:35:03

Happy Training!!