Race Schedule and Results

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ironman Training

Now I feel like I'm training. I don't know why exactly I feel like this is the first "real" weekend. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm totally beat and keep going and going like the Energizer bunny. I dunno.

Anyhoo, I haven't posted my workouts in a while. Give you a glimpse into my world for a minute -

Friday - Ran 10 miles. 10 hard miles to be exact. We averaged 8:48's which made me really happy, especially since our usually fast first mile was a 9:12. I felt great and was happy to see the progress I'm making.

Today - Biked 73 miles in 4:10. I think we averaged 17.3 which was good - between all of the 4 way stops, traffic lights, the stop at the dog park and the stops to pee, that was a decent average. I would like to be able to maintain that for the majority of my training rides and have found that the last few long ones have been over 17.2 or so. We never will be able to just ride out here - too many stops and whatnot so I know that kills my average. After the ride, we went for a short 2 mile transition run and my legs felt good about a half mile into it. Also I trained yesterday and today with Gatorade Endurance which is served on the Ironman course. Both Tom and I have decided that's the way to go with nutritional drinks. It's really high in sodium which is good for me and today was the first time that I haven't been a complete salt stick after a bike and run. And I like the taste which is always nice!

Tomorrow - we're planning a 6 mile run and a 1.2 mile swim. Should be a good end to a busy week. Oh, and we're heading to Cincinnati to see the Reds play and then heading to Belterra for a night of gambling with my mom and dad. I guess that'll be the really good end to a busy weekend! :)

One week is my first half of the season... gosh I hope I'm ready!!!


Judi said...

You are doing great! Your numbers are good too.

Judi said...

P.S. I am in Cinti, ya know. :) Tomorrow night I hope to be passed out by 9pm, lol.

Molly said...

you are so strong...I am SO impressed with everything you do!
Take Care

Borsch said...

You are looking great!

Keep up the good numbers!

Kathleen said...

that is a busy few days of training! Way to keep it up!

Allison said...

You never cease to amaze me! We rode bikes for 8 miles on Saturday and my bum still hurts! lol Best of luck next weekend!

IronTriTim said...

Also feeling the training pick up. I'm a Nuun fan, and I supplement it with salt tablets (I sweat a ton!)