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!
Unfortunately I let another week slip by without writing detailed posts about my workouts. I felt like I was playing catch up all last week. We arrived back in Syracuse late on Tuesday night and that threw me off all week. I asked my boss for Friday off because I just couldn’t focus and was… Continue reading Trying to catch up!
Thursday rolled around fast. I had a lot to get done! Friday I was heading to California for a work conference. I was a little freaked out that I would be away from my bike, the pool and all my other workout related items. I met Elyssa at the pool around 6:30 a.m. We had… Continue reading Ironman Training Day #11 – Last Day Home for 5 days!
Oh Tuesday. Tuesday is turning out to be the longest swim of the week. I dragged myself out of bed and made it to the gym. It was still warm out at this point in the week so I wasn’t miserable dragging my butt into the cold pool. I had 4,400 yards to get through.… Continue reading Ironman Training Day #9 & #10
I made it to Sunday! One week of Ironman training down, less than 40 weeks to go? That seems like such a long time but I know July will be here before I know it. I actually woke up at 6 a.m. and really had to go to the bathroom. I drank a ton of… Continue reading Ironman Training Day # 7 – 1 Week Complete!
I did not sleep well Monday night. I swear I had anxiety that I was going to miss my alarm and miss my swim. I HAD to go in the morning because I had to ride at night. I got to the gym a little before 6 a.m. As I walked by the pool I… Continue reading Day # 2 + #3 of Ironman Training
Thursday night was swimming, per the usual. We all got there at our scheduled time which is 7:15 p.m. Of course all of the swimming lessons were still going on. We asked one of the guys who was teaching a lesson about when he would be finished. He was a jerk and told us that… Continue reading Thursday Swim & Packing
Tuesday night was our triathlon endurance swim. I got there a little early so I get could get some extra yards in so I didn’t have to stay too long after. There was an “A” workout and a “B” workout. My group decided to do “A” for the yards, but we did some different interval… Continue reading Tuesday Swim
Thursday night swim was just me and four of the guys that usually show up. I split a lane with John. We are just about the same pace at every swim drill, it works out well. We did smash elbows a few times, that’s how close we are in speed. I added an extra 200… Continue reading A Swim, Bone Scan Follow-Up, and Spin Class
Well, I was contacted by my doctor Monday morning and his exact words were, ” Stress fracture on the right tibia and a stress reaction on the left foot. Over-training.” I already knew that, but having it confirmed still stung a little. I was upset. I wish I would have gone to see my doctor… Continue reading Confirmed Fracture & Lots of Swimming!