Race Schedule and Results

Thursday, July 10, 2008

WW, Yassos and TI, Oh my

Nice title huh? I'm so original!

First, I hit lifetime membership status at weight watchers (that just means that I hit goal, went through 6 weeks of maintenance and now don't have to pay any time that I go. I just have to weight in once a month and be within 2 pounds of my goal!) That's awesome. And I'm sure the celebratory mini burgers and shoestrings fries will definitely keep me right where I need to be! (Oh... and the burgers were AWESOME in case you were wondering!)

Second - we did Yasso 800's this morning. It's great because we can do them right along the water at our local lake and then get in the water and do our swimming when we are done. We realized that we were doing them wrong in the past - I guess you're supposed to jog for your recovery and not stand there like a boob and wonder why they aren't that bad. Yeah, definitely a little harder! I kept them around 3:45/800 though which was nice. Tom wants to do 10 next week. He's nuts though so I guess that shouldn't surprise me.

Third, I'm aspiring to be a Girl of TI (ha... it would have worked but they are actually called the Sirens of TI now - Vegas reference for all of you non-Vegasy people). Anyway, I'm not going to be dressed like a wench, swinging from a pirate ship on nights when it's not too windy. Instead I'm using Total Immersion swimming (hence the girl of TI - that was pretty bad huh?) Anyway, we decided to get the video and give it a try. We've been doing the drills for a week now - learning how to balance, find our sweet spot, fish, zipper, switch and all that other stuff. We'll see how it works when I put it all together (that's drill 14 and we're on drill 7 so maybe by next week I'll be swimming again). They swear that their product works or they give your money back so I'm hoping that I gain a little bit of energy and maybe some time in the water. It's a weak spot for me right now.

Forth, I'm looking more into my nutrition for the Ironman. I've already made an Infinite Nutrition formula (DH uses it - they actually were a sponsor of his last year, but I digress), but I need some help. I'm a salty athlete - like when I'm done they should just lay me on my side and the deer could all come and lick me for days on end. Any other products (like nuun, saltstick, etc) that any of you have used and had success with? I'm open to try just about anything.

Finally, here are some pictures from the race two weeks ago that they just posted on the race site. Enjoy and have a great week!


Mom said...

You look awesome!

Kristen said...

Congratulations again with WW! What a wonderful accomplishment...

As for the other stuff, I think you and Tom have taken another language because I don't understand what it is you are doing. Whatever it is, I hope it helps you become an awesome Ironwoman!


Jumper 2.0 said...

I am a total believer in TI. But it's tough! The biggest thing that I get out of it is to stretch my stroke and to have my patient hand. It works but the mental part of it is tough, it seems easier to just effort yourself through whether it is or not. You have such an advantage that both you have a partner to learn it with. Someday, I'm going to join one of their weekend workshops.

Congratulations, keep those Yasso's going and you look strong, especially in that last pic.

Liz said...

Congrats on the lifetime membership! That's awesome! Your pictures look great, hot stuff :)

We are the Ferrari's said...

I love the pictures! Congrats on the weight loss!

Borsch said...

A) I love the pics!
B) Yasso 800's...ick!

Go for 10...you can do it!

Molly said...

hope to join you as a ww lifetimer before the end of the year!
looking forward to hearing more on what you thnk of TI!
take care

Judi said...

Hell yea! I am doing Buck Creek too! YIPPIE!