Better late than never! Good thing my coach sends me detailed workouts so that I remember the kind of torture I went through 🙂 Monday: Bike – heart rate test! This was a great workout because my numbers plummeted which is AWESOME. I went back and looked at my HR test from the start of… Continue reading Ironman Training Week 8 Summary
This was definitely a big week! I had a few really crappy workouts and a few really good ones. Monday: Bike 1:35. This was supposed to be a moderate tempo ride. It started off fine and then got really ugly! I had a 10 minute warmup and then 4×15 minute sets. Most of the sets… Continue reading Ironman Training Week 7 Summary
This week was supposed to be my longest training week! The time was between 14:30 – 15 hours. It really didn’t faze me, just needed to get the work done. I am really beginning to see my body transform and I love it. I can see muscles which is awesome. Monday: 1 hour 15 minute… Continue reading Ironman Training Week 6 Summary
Let’s back up 11 weeks and 2 days. That was the last time I ran. I went to marathon practice even though my foot was in serious pain and my shin hurt with every step. My marathon was in view, I was supposed to have one more long run and then it was taper time.… Continue reading First Run After 11 Weeks and 2 Days!
Somehow it’s already Thursday and I haven’t posted since Sunday. I have been pretty exhausted all week (what’s new) so the last thing I have wanted to do at night is get on my computer. I’ll do a quick re-cap of my week. Monday – only one workout! Who knew I would look forward to… Continue reading Oops, it’s Thursday..
This was my first “easy” week for Ironman training! I was looking forward to just being able to take it down a notch. Even though it was my easy week I was exhausted. Saturday morning could not come fast enough. I couldn’t wait to sleep in. All of my rides were zone 1-2 which was… Continue reading Easy Week, Exhausted Week
This was my “easy” week. I had 4 straight weeks of hard workouts. I was away for a work conference so those workouts were not that hard so he extended the hard weeks out. It will usually be 3 on, 1 off. Monday: EASY 60 min ride at 90 + cadence. Nothing harder than zone… Continue reading Ironman Training Week 5 Summary
I started Tuesday out by NOT forgetting my work clothes when I headed to the pool at 6:15 a.m. I am pretty sure I double and triple checked my bags before I left and I did a mental check on the way there. The pool cleared out as soon as Elyssa and I got there.… Continue reading I Did Not Forget My Clothes + 30 Days Complete!
And just like that Monday is about over! Since I only had a 60 minute ride at 90 + cadence I put that off until the evening. I was ravenous (what’s new) after work and stuffed my face with some pita chips and this granola popcorn I bought at Costco. Super healthy. I guess there… Continue reading My First ‘Easy’ Week and some J. Simpson
Monday: Bike 75 min – tempo ride. Swim 4,000 yards Tuesday: Bike 60 min at 90 + cadence Wednesday: Bike 75 min – high cadence ride. Loved seeing that I could hit 105 + for 15 minutes! Strength 70 minutes Thursday: Bike 90 min – progression ride. I threw in some jump rope and jumping… Continue reading Ironman Training Week 4 Summary