Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Where do I start.. ah yea.. so Tuesday rolls around and still nothing in the workout log from Chris (coach) so I figured okay..no biggie since I know I have to go to CT class anyway in the morning. The only question was whether he was going to have me swim that evening or not. Go to CT class...Tuesday afternoon rolls around and see the week populated in the workout log. At first glance..I just stared at it..like a deep stare into the computer sceen thinking, "Seriously?" The week total was 16 hour and 45 minutes..mind you we're in week 4! Saturday said 6 hour ride/80 miles and Sunday was something like 4000 yard swim, 35 mile bike and 1.5 hour run/12 miles. It's cute that he thinks I can run 12 miles in 1.5 hours haha..I can't. So..I sat there looking at the sceen..after a few more minutes of that..I emailed Chris asking some clarifying questions only to find that he hadn't updated MY specific log yet haha. Actual week was 14 hours or so.. phew! Maybe he did that on purpose to make me feel a lot better about the 14 hours than I did about the 16 hours. Anyway, it worked!
Training is going well...I am feeling stronger..shoulder is holding up..feeling motivated. Afterall, it's the only time I will out run and out bike my friend Caesar! We're both doing heart rate focused workouts which allows me to run faster and bike faster than he does haha..this is the only time it will ever happen and I am having fun with it!
So, eventhough I am being coached by Chris, I am still a part of Team In Training's Ironteam. It was announced that two of our coaches, including our Head Coach was stepping down from their positions and leaving the team. Alex, I get it, he is getting married to my dearest Heidi, fine. But Wayne is the person I am having a tough time understanding. Actually, I am having a tough time with both but probably more so with Wayne. Only because he is a big reason as to why I came back to the team...to get the Wayne experience/influence. I was also diappointed with the way it was delivered to the Staff and team. The only thing I can come to for both Alex and Wayne and others that have dropped from the team is that, sometimes, when your heart isn't in it, it just isn't in it. And I guess that isn't something you can help!
Swim- 3 hours and 35 minutes
Bike- 6 hours and 45 minutes
Run- 3 hours and 15 minutes
Total workout- 13 hours and 29 minutes
Sunday, January 4, 2009
So, if I wasn't training for Ironman, what would I be doing? Hm.. I would learn to use all the manual modes on my Nikon dSLR camera that I bought a two years ago. I would probably spend more time at the park with Red, I would learn and experiment with cooking, bake more, probably read more and learn a new language..maybe French. I would organize my photos taken over the years during my travels abroad and make photo books out of my favorite ones.
I was asked recently what else do I do besides train for an Ironman? Well, the thing is, there really isn't time for much else! In a span of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, I (like other age groupers training in this distance) have to fit in my work, fit in my workouts given to me by Chris (sometimes twice a day), fit in my friends which usually involves eating, try to have a dating life of some sort, fit in time with family and my dog Red, catch up on my Tivo and get enough sleep (ideally 8+ hours but 7 might do) to recover for the next day's training!
Would I give up Ironman to have more time for all the other stuff that I want to do? Eventually.. but as long as the Ironman journey is desired..my Ironman journey continues!
Swim- 2 hours and 41 minutes
Bike- 6 hours and 0 minutes
Run- 2 hours and 45 minutes
Total Workout- 11 hours and 26 minutes