Race Schedule and Results

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday recap

It's been a busy week.  This was the first "hard" week of training - ie, 12+ hours and I felt it by the end of today.  It feels good to be back into the swing of a program though. I'm enjoying pushing myself and being spent by the time my workouts are done.  And not once did I sit and think to myself "why did I sign up for another Ironman". Always a good week when that happens.  I'm happy that I had my EFS Grape drink to get me through my workouts and then my First Endurance Cappuccino Ultragen for my recovery.  Seriously, if you are looking for a great tasting product that is easy on the belly, check out First Endurance.  Yes, they are a sponsor of my team, but I am a believer in their products.  I've only been using them for a month or two and I am really happy. Oh, and check out my testimonial about Recovery Pump on their newish website!  HA... love it!  Okay, enough product raving! :)

So my totals for last week looked like this:
Swim - 5100 meters
Bike - 76.4 miles
Run - 27.6 miles

I'm happy with that.  I feel like I'm getting stronger - it's a slow process and I have to be patient.  I have a half marathon in two weeks which will be a good test for me. I'm not looking to PR, but I'm hoping to feel confident going into it!

Tom ran the New Jersey Ultra marathon this past weekend with the Team Type 1 Running Team.  Mad props to these guys.  You all know that they are all type 1 diabetics, yada, yada, yada.  But, one of the guys came in 2nd in the marathon with a 2:55, one of them came in 1st in the 100k in 8:55 and one of them came in 4th in the 100 miler in 17:28.  The team had a great debut - I can't wait to see what they all do the rest of the season! By the way, check out the team's new website (here).  I may be a little biased since I'm married to him, but I think the web guy did a great job with the new site! :)

Team Trakkers totally rocked this weekend too.  Tons of teammates racing and training all over the place - 70.3's in exotic locations, the new 5150 series, half marathons, 10 milers, 100+mile bikes, 4050m swims.  So motivating! Congrats to everyone.  I can't believe that it's only 56 days until my first tri with these guys.  Not only is it a huge eek because it's my first tri of the season, but also because it's a half Ironman.  In May.  What was I thinking???

I keep an eye on my followers and I've been stuck on 143 for a while.  If you read my blog and I don't know about it (through you being a follower or commenting), come out of the woodwork. I'd love to know!  So many people say "I saw your picture on your blog", but they never comment or aren't followers. I want to know that you are out there!  

And I'll leave you with a quote that I saw on twitter today that totally made me laugh:
"Every time you fart as you're walking through first class getting on a plane, Jesus high-fives your grandmother."


Chris K said...

That quote was bizarrely funny.

Impressive results for the Type 1 team. Really impressive.

I don't know, maybe you will get a PR in two weeks :-) Just maybe.

I am a big First Endurance fan. I will not run a marathon without EFS LS and taking Optygen HP every day 30 days prior to the race.

Caratunk Girl said...

That quote is a riot!

I like FE so much!

My first tri isn't until JUNE!! Crazy right?

Nice numbers this week!

Jon said...

BAHAHAHHAHA!!! THat quote is HILARIOUS! Seriously it just made my morning.

Nice numbers Colleen! You are surely getting back into the swing of things.

Kristin said...

Hilarious Quote! Love it! glad you are back up and in the swing of things! I watched 2 movies and i cannot think of the names! Ha ha!

Ironman By Thirty said...

HAHAHA - Great quote!

Awesome start to your training. I kick things off next week and can't wait.

Congrats to your husband and his team!

Matty O said...

I think my Grandma's hand is sore... Just Saying LOL.

Great job to your hubby and his team WOW!

What marathon do you have in 2 weeks?

I agree, getting into the structured life is the only way to get the ball rolling and yes patience... That is the biggest thing I have learned this past winter, PATIENCE!

Matthew Smith said...

That quote is "stinkin'" hilarious! I had to tell Jenn, and she thought it was funny too.

Nice training numbers. You sure motivate me to keep on keepin' on.

I checked out EFS, and I may want to get some of that stuff. It sounds pretty good.

Congratulations to your husband. That's just crazy stuff!

Good luck to you as you train. I've got a half marathon in a couple weeks too.

She said I need a goal said...

best quote ever!! omg

I only have 71 followers, I can't keep up to all you popular people but I love all 71 of them. :-)

Christi said...

I saw that quote yesterday also and it just makes me laugh again!

Teamarcia said...

Very nice week!
Hilarious quote. WHo thinks of that stuff?

Megan said...

Gosh, I can't even imagine running a step past 13.1 miles, let alone an ultra marathon. Props to those guys!

Nice mileage this week. I love the feeling of being exhausted after a workout, makes sleep that much better!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

LOL to the quote

Team Type 1 is freaking fast!!! I saw something a little while ago about them, along with a picture of the team, I was wondering if Tom was in it. It was a high over head shot, had 2 sag cars in the picture too, they we all uniformed lined up. It was a cool picture

Nice training for the week

Kacie Darden said...

What an end to the blog :-)

Wes said...

12 hours already? OVERACHIEVER! bwahahahaha! Keep up the great work, chica! You're going to hit that first race running :-)

tri like mary said...

No need to come out of the woodwork for me since you know I follow you but I had to comment about that twitter quote. That really cracked me up! Thanks for making me smile today!

Jumper 2.0 said...

I swear that I'm a completely different person when I have an active training plan. It does feel good to be back in a training program, doesn't it?!!!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Dang Tom and the team are some fast hombres!

Crop dusting first class, is um, first class!

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

I bet that week felt good! I love the cappuccino ultragen too. Hope today is good recovery!

Niki said...

Love the quote!! Haha!! Big props to Tom and his team!! My first TRI is in May too, but it's only a sprint :) Sounds like you will be ready for your 70.3!! Keep up the hard work!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

You're the third person in a week I've heard talk about the EFS line of drinks and how easy they are on the stomach.

There must be something to this! I might just have to search one of these out.

Beth said...

Wow, great week! I love the quote.

Jeff Vanis said...

Nice volumes! Keep it up and keep up the recovery! FE has been great, just love their products.

Alisa said...

Great work lady! You're well on your way to rocking that May 70.3. I'm still on the fence about a Sept 70.3---part of me wants to go for it the other part is too scared!

Molly said...

hey lady
although I no longer blog (or comment)i still follow yours and have enjoyed your exciting journey. i now have a 15month old and another on the way in may...so life is CRAZY! hope to start running again this fall. so, now i am officially following and happy to be #148!
take care
(of old stapleittogether fame)

MissFancyPants said...

Looks like you had a great week!! I am still a loyal follower :) the quote was hilarious!

Molly said...

for a second there I thought you RAN 76 miles this week. : )

Sara Cox Landolt said...

The more I see and read about this recovery pump, the more I want to try one. Looks awesome!