Sunday, December 21, 2008

IM CDA week 1- Official week 1 of structured workouts...check!

Officially started training for IM Couer d'Alene...

I LOVE Christmas and the holidays except this rain can lighten up a bit!

Wednesday night, Ironteam had our team dinner that yours truly and her co-community captain Jessica planned. It went well except we had a slight shortage of food problem but leave it to IronMom Jessica to deal with it in our favor!

Left to Right- Caesar, Marin, Jessica, Doug, Heidi, myself and Hez

Ferdie, Doug, me and Caesar-
So after Chris agreed to coach me and all the paperwork and admin stuff was done, I logged onto workoutlog to see what he had instore for me! My first reaction.....long stare on the computer screen...followed by laughter..! First week out and I already had 9+ hours of workouts to complete for the week. Whatever happened to starting slow? 6 hours? 7 maybe? Haha..nope..not Chris' style! I do have to say that I am working a bit harder on my training being that I am actually paying for it now. Have to do it right! Went to CompuTrainer class on Friday for the first time in three weeks.. I am happy to report that I didn't feel like throwing up nor did I feel like passing out!

Ironteam's coached workout was all day Saturday. They had to do a bike/run brick three times, bike handling clinic and core strength. Since I am following Chris' program, I just spun on the trainer for the 2.5 hours that I was supposed to. I was glad since every part of my body except for my fingers were basically screaming sore from CT class on Friday. It was great to see the team work so hard.. and nice to be around..glad we had the one day of sunny weather on Saturday!

With the rainy weather- be careful driving out there and pay attention to the road! It's Sunday late afternoon and I am sitting here blogging but hours before, I was out doing some last minute shopping and saw two big car accidents. One SUV spun out and ended up on the mount of this road and another was a 4 car pile up on 19th Ave. The car in front of me was being a complete idiot and actually slowed down to take a picture.. at times I really wish I had eggs readily available in my car for moments like those! AND to the lady that ran the stop sign at a commercial area to snag a parking spot..I wish I had an egg for you too!

Stay warm everyone!

Workout Summary-
Swim- 2 hours and 15 minutes
Bike- 5 hours and 30 minutes
Run- 1 hour and 45 minutes
Total workout- 9 hours and 30 minutes

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