Sunday, October 28, 2007

Week 3- 10.22.07- 10.28.07

IT Week 3- Theme for the week- Dust off the rust..improvements to come!

After spending two weeks in Greece, I was back in SF ready to hit the IT (Ironteam) workouts. Curious to see who I am spending my time with these days? Below is a team photo from kickoff! Can you find me? I'm in blue.

Wednesday night track was the first time I’ve ran in about 1.5 months due to injuries I’ve come across over the last 6 or 7 months (retrocalcaneal bursitis, achilles tendonitis, minor hamstring tendonitis and some stuff going on with the Iliotibial band). No worries, I am in good hands with Dr. Rabbetz and will be committing to a stretch and strengthen regimen that should help prevent those injuries from reoccurring. I have to say, I felt surprisingly good during the workout and the morning after. I was a bit anxious about going to track because of the time I took off from running but it turned out alright for me. I felt good and nothing flared up in terms of knee or shin pain which is a good sign.

Cycling..I need to get back into cycling shape. Hez and I did our own 15 mile time trial since we missed it with the team and I felt slower than a slug. Not that I am Speedy Gonzales but a slug is pretty darn slow. Last time I biked was at Big Kahuna when I road 56 miles back in Sept 10th and I did an 18 miler before leaving for Greece but even that few weeks off the bike...ugh!

Swimming felt good though. Actually, let me start over. When I hit the pool for the first time in about 1.5 months this past Friday, I felt like crap. Then Sunday, we had a coached swim workout and that felt a lot better! Felt better in the water..glide felt better..kick felt like it was there as opposed to Friday.

Nothing but improvements to look forward to!

Workout summary for the week- Wed- Sun (took Tue off due to jet lag):

Swim- 2 hours and 6 minutes
Bike- 1 hour and 47 minutes
Run- 45 minutes
Strength/Core/Stretch- 1 hour and 16 minutes
Total- 5 hours and 54 minutes

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ironteam X Kickoff!

We had our Ironteam Kickoff event today at Sports Basement Potrero Hill! We met our teammates, our coaches, mentor, captains, and staff in general. We'll all be seeing a lot of in the next ten months! A lot of material was covered at kickoff and lasted a lot longer than the other TNT Kickoffs that I've attended. We arrived around 10am and didn't leave the community area until about 1:30pm or so!

This year is the 10th year of Team In Training's Ironteam so there are big expectations! Expectations to raise the most money! Instead of calling our group Ironteam 2008..we're now Ironteam X representing two things- Ironteam 10th anniversary and Ironteam x factor! Our goal this season is to raise a whopping $1 million dollars in the fight against cancer! A large amount but definitely doable.

They ended the kickoff with a video montage of the 2005 team. During that video, I saw many familiar faces..James..Emma Louise..Eric..I heard Rhian screaming and cheering in the background and thought to myself, "That must have been one fun team!" We were so fortunate to have them for our Spring 07 season!

When I registered back in was official that I was part of IT08. But after the kickoff, it's officially official! I will be sporting the obnoxious neon green and purple flames!

I am really excited about the team and the season. I think it's finally hit me that I am doing something that I bigger than me in every way! Heidi, you hit the nail on the head!