Are You Ready?

For those of you that race – 5K up to an Ironman, people always ask “Are you ready?”  Raise your hand if you ever answer that question with “Yes”!  I never feel totally prepared for a race.  I always ask myself, “Should I have completed another long bike ride?”, “Should I have run 20 miles instead of just 15 miles?”.  So much self-doubt runs through my head.

image1

Last year G and I felt prepared and confident going into Ironman Florida.  We had done the race back in 2013 and completed it with no issues, it was the perfect day!  However Ironman Florida in 2015 was a totally different story.  Florida was experiencing a heat wave in November which did not work in our favor.  G and I both had great swims, but half way through the bike I started to over heat and felt like I was going to pass out.  I waited at special needs for G, so I could tell him I was going to call it a day.  After talking with him, he was feeling bad also, to the point where he was puking in the woods.  So we both had to call it a day.  Our dreams of completing a second Ironman were crushed and our ego’s were bruised (and still are today).  I do know though if we didn’t stop when we did, we both would have suffered a lot more.

So now, when people ask “Are you Ready for Ironman Louisville?” my answer will always be NO!  No matter how many long rides, runs, or swims we have put into our training I will never feel ready because you never know what race day is going to bring. Luckily a guy in the IMKY Facebook group put together a “Doom’s Day” scenario, so if we are able to follow this everything should turn out ok.

 

image2

So here is to hoping G and I will be able to see this awesome finish line next weekend!

img_3490

Do you ever feel prepared for a race?

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 30 Ironman FL Training

8 weeks till Ironman Florida and this coming weekend 9/27 is IM 70.3 Augusta!!

This week was a whirlwind from workouts, work, and wedding showers I think it is safe to say we are completely exhausted!

Monday:
Plan – Sprint workout on the bike
Actual – Swim 3200 yards, Bike 18 miles

Since D, my training partner, was going out-of-town Tuesday late morning we decided to throw in a two a day workout just for fun. (?) We met up early Monday morning to get our swim in, which was great. Then after work we met at the Battlefield to do our sprint workout on the bike. Our average looked pretty slow, 14.58mph, but that is because we had a good 5 minute recovery after each sprint. It seems like every sprint D made us start on a hill….but we averaged anywhere from 18.5 – 23mph on our sprints! SCORE!

Tuesday:
Plan – Run 7 miles
Actual – Ran 6.6 miles

I had issues with this run, probably just tired legs from Monday night and not sleeping well. I had to cut the run a little short because I had to go into the office and needed to be back to the car by 7am.

Loving this weather!

Loving this weather!

Wednesday:
Plan – Rest Day
Actual – Rest Day

D did not get back into town until late Tuesday night, so we decided that Wednesday would be the perfect rest day!

Thursday:
Plan – Swim 2.4 miles
Actual – Swim 2.4 miles

We met up with some friends and swam off of a boat. It was so much fun, and we are so thankful that this person takes the time to take people out every week. The current was flowing pretty well I swam 2.4 miles in 39 minutes.

Loving the views while we made our way to the IM Chattanooga swim start.

Loving the views while we made our way to the IM Chattanooga swim start.

The aquariums...

The aquariums…

Me, Betty, D, and April having fun on the boat.

Me, Betty, D, and April having fun on the boat.

Friday:
Plan – Rest Day
Actual – Rest Day

I took off work today to get things ready for my cousin’s wedding shower on Saturday. It is a good thing I took off because we worked non-stop on Friday!

Making cookies, more cookies, wrapping forks,  etc.

Making cookies, more cookies, wrapping forks, etc.

Taking care of the left over icing.

Taking care of the left over icing.

Saturday:
Plan – Wedding Shower
Actual – Wedding Shower

The wedding shower went off without a hitch! Everything looked great and I do believe everyone enjoyed the food and especially the gorgeous cake we had. I am so happy for my cousin Ryan and his bride-to-be!

The future Mr. and Mrs. Miller!

The future Mr. and Mrs. Miller!

The best looking cake I have ever seen (that wasn't superhero related)

The best looking cake I have ever seen (that wasn’t superhero related)

Sunday:
Plan – Brick ride 30/run 5
Actual – Rode 30 and ran 4.25

G and I went down to Melissa’s to get this brick in. We are “tapering” for Augusta next weekend, so we kept the workout short and sweet. The Walker County Fair was going on down from Melissa’s house so we had to stop and take some pictures and look around, which was a nice change of pace. I cut my run a little short because (1) I was tired and (2) I did not eat dinner the night before, so this workout was a struggle the entire time.

image1 (6)

image4 (3)

image3 (4)

Melissa and I on the run.

Melissa and I on the run.

What do you do about your workouts when life gets busy?

Trying to keep this one happy in the middle of it all.

Trying to keep this one happy in the middle of it all.

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 29 – Ironman FL Training

9 weeks until the big race!!  Augusta 70.3 is less than 2 weeks away!!!

This week seems a little light compared to the previous weeks, which I am ok with.  This go around we are using the Triathlon Geek training plan, so far this has worked out great with our lifestyle.  We usually have just one workout a day, unlike the previous training plan we used in 2013.  On the older plan we usually had two workouts a day which was hard to get in and we always seemed to be on edge with one another.

Anyway, on tap this week…..

Monday:
Plan – Rest Day
Actual – 4 hour ride

We decided to take advantage of the long holiday weekend and get our Sunday bike ride in on Monday.  We started the ride around 7:40 am because (1) the sun doesn’t come up until 7:30 now and (2) we were waiting on some fog to burn off.  It started out kind of cool, but once we started riding it warmed up pretty quick.

D had a 100 mile ride to do, so we stuck around with her until we finished up our 4 hours.  We got in around 62 miles, which I am ok with considering we rode 100 on Saturday with about 3800 ft of climbing on top of Monday’s 1900 ft elevation.  At one point during our ride, we ran into a lady riding a horse and I think D trying to swap her bike for the horse.🙂

Tuesday:
Plan – 8 mile run with hill repeats
Actual – 8 mile run w/ hill repeats

Tuesday night was so warm, I am very surprised that we ran the entire 8 miles.  My pace was still slow, but I will take slow since we are running on tired legs.  I felt great throughout the run, even though I was sweating like crazy 90+ degrees I knew thought once about quitting.  So, I take that as a win.

Wednesday:
Plan – 4000 yard swim
Actual -4,450 yard swim

Not sure how that happened….I apparently was not paying attention to my Garmin.  I enjoyed being able to break this swim up into workout sets.  Here lately we have been swimming a lot of 800’s so, I welcomed the 150’s and 200’s!  Afterwards, D and I went to Chili’s to eat which was yummy.  I think we were both starving because once our food was set on the table neither one of us spoke.

Thursday:
Plan – Rest Day
Actual – Rest Day

Friday:
Plan – Timed Swim
Actual – Rest Day

My shoulder was pretty sore from Wednesday nights swim, so I thought it would be best to sit this swim out.  No reason to push it when you have a race in two weeks.

Saturday:
Plan – 15-20 mile run
Actual – 15 mile run….It felt so good not to be on the bike for 6+ hours!!!

G and I met, D, Melissa (and her brother), and Kristie out at the Battlefield to get our run in.

blog

We opted for the 15 miles because we have not run over 10 miles since April.  In the end I am very glad we did just 15 because my quads were getting really sore and my pace was starting to get slower and slower.  I loved running with these ladies – they made time fly by!!!  I never thought I would say, I enjoyed running the entire 15 miles,, loving this fall weather.

Sporting the most comfortable top ever!

Sporting the most comfortable top ever!

Loving my Altra's

Loving my Altra’s

After G and I recovered we went down to my family’s house so the pup could swim.🙂  She needed to get her exercise in for the day as well.  After about an hour of non-stop throwing her toy in the pool we were finally ready to head back home and crash for the night.

image3 (3)

Sunday:
Plan – Rest Day
Actual – Rest Day

I was able to hang out with my little sis finally.  We had some running around to do, ahem, shopping.  We met up with D for a while at the mall.  Then the little sis and I went to Target and a couple of other fun stores and ended up meeting G for dinner.

Having fun dressing up in onies with my sister.

Having fun dressing up in onies with my sister.

What is your favorite time of year?  Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 28…10 weeks until IMFL

Yep, I am back to hopefully recording workouts and how they went.  So, if you do not want to read about that….then go ahead and close out of this otherwise – continue on.

Monday
Plan: Run 8 miles
Actual: Run 8 miles
I felt pretty good on the run, I seem to be getting slower. I hope that means I am just running on tired legs.

Tuesday
Plan: Swim 3600 yards
Actual: Rest Day
Work was really stressful and I just had a lot going on, so decided to push the swim to Wednesday morning.

Wednesday
Plan: Swim 4000 yards
Actual: Did Tuesday’s workout of 3600 yards, time 1:14  (pushing this swim to Thursday am)
The swim workout felt great! It was able to find a rhythm early and it always helps having my waterproof ipod for music.  I will not lie though, I was totally worn out for the rest of the day!

Thursday
Plan: Swim 4000 yards a.m., brick in the p.m. (1 hr ride/5 mile run)
Actual: 1 hour ride

Still did not get the swim in, which is fine because my shoulder was a little sore and I needed to sleep.  The hour-long ride was good, tried to push is some but not too much since we have such a long ride on Saturday.  We ended up not running because (1) it was just too hot and (2) everyone was too hungry.

Friday
Plan: Rest Day
Actual: Rest Day

For the past couple of Fridays, I’ve been trying to make a sweet treat for the weekend.  Usually after our workouts we go hangout with family.  So this week I made a triple chocolate poke cake….it was sooo good!

image5 (1)

Saturday
Plan: 100 mile ride followed by a 30 min run
Actual: 100 mile ride

We rode out from a friend’s house that actually lives on the Ironman Chattanooga course, if you are racing this month it is called Savage River Kennels (right before to steady hill climb before you have to turn on Hog Jowl).

blog3

Savage River Kennel out on West Cove Road.

I love riding out in the Mountain Cove Farm area, the only downside is that there is pretty much no shade.  However, early that morning it was nice and foggy.

Best place to ride.

Best place to ride.

It was in the mid-90’s and full sun on Saturday, so I would say the ride was a suffer fest.

My view most of the day.

My view most of the day.

Glad we had a couple of stops on our route because we keep running out of fluids!!

blog1

Gas station at the corner of 136 and 193. Very nice owners!

Luckily we had quite a few others to share the experience with, so that helped some.

Fun group - this was after the first 45 miles.

Fun group – this was after the first 45 miles.

The ones that stuck around to do 100 miles.

The ones that stuck around to do 100 miles.

Oh and congratulations Melissa on your first 100 mile bike ride!!  You are going to rock IMFL!

Melissa coming down to finish her first 100 miler!

Melissa coming down to finish her first 100 miler!

Sunday
Plan: Rest Day
Actual: Rest Day

G and I ran a lot of errands, then cleaned up bikes and bottles!

image4 (1)

Hope everyone had a great week and a fun Labor Day!

blog5

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Countdown is on…..

The countdown is on for the Ironman Augusta 70.3.  We are 23 days (and some change) away and I could not be more excited about it.

image5

Speaking of, countdowns we are 64 days (and some change) away from Ironman Florida!

image6

So, what’s been going on in our world?  Training, training, and more training.  When signing up for a full Ironman one must realize that it becomes your life.  You will not find a lot of extra time for anything else, because if you are not swimming, biking, or running, you are trying to catch up on all your daily house chores.

You always have goggle eyes.....

You always have goggle eyes…..

Your living room has bikes set up to ride.

Your living room has bikes set up to ride.

Sometimes, you are just too tired to change out of your work clothes before bed.

Sometimes, you are just too tired to change out of your work clothes to relax.

However, I very thankful for all the friends I can lean on and keep me company during swimming, riding, and running.  Without them being as crazy as us, this would be nearly impossible.

The Girls.....

The Girls…..

The one I can always count on.

The one I can always count on.

The best scenery!

The best scenery!

A great group of people!

A great group of people!

Do you have friends that keep you going?

(Thanks for all the group pics Melissa and Dale!)

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2015 Run at the Mill Half Marathon Review

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Dalton, GA

Official Time: 2:36:24 (yeah I’m not fast)
Pace: 11:48
Place: AG – 21/32, Overall – 109/136
______________________________________________
Weight: I would never tell
Calories Burned: 1,397
Pre-Race Health: Good, no issues (other than lack of training)
Post-Race Health: Hip soreness, but no issues
______________________________________________
Course: Hilly, but pretty
Elevation Gain: 482 ft
Elevation Loss: 535 ft
Total Distance Run: 13.26
______________________________________________
Start Temp: 50 F
Ending Temp: 57 F
Sky Conditions: Clear
Wind: 4 mph
Humidity: 60%
______________________________________________
Overview:

Just to tell you the truth, we decided to do this race because we needed to submit a half marathon time to Disney for the 2016 Disney Marathon.  For those that do not know, if you do not submit a time you get put in the last corral!

Categories: Misc. | 2 Comments

Week 7 – Ironman Training

31 weeks left until Ironman Florida and only 25 weeks until Ironman Augusta 70.3

Our first triathlon coming up is in less than a month now.  The training partner somehow talked me into signing us up for the Guntersville Olympic Distance race on May 2nd.  However before that we have to worry about our half marathon, Run at the Mill, this Saturday, which I talked the training partner into.

Monday

  • Plan – Turbo Sprint Bike Trainer, PT
  • Actual – Turbo Sprint Bike Trainer, PT

I was given great news at PT, they told me that I did not need the full 6 weeks and that Wednesday will be my last day!  After I got home, ate and let my stomach settle I joined G on the bike trainer.  Thank goodness we only have one more turbo sprint workout after this one!  These things are killers…..you have to go >100 rpm’s starting at 1 minute, up to 4 minutes and then back down the ladder.  Average speed on sprints was above 25mph (barely).

Tuesday

  • Plan – Run and Core
  • Actual – Run and Core

This was schedule to be a build run, however I haven’t been KT taping my knee so it started giving me problems about 30 minutes into the run.  Plus, my training partner started having some issues.  So we decided to run when we could and walk when we had to.  Which was fine with me knowing that we have a half marathon on Saturday.  After we made it back to the car, we did some core work.  Then of course, went to eat some BBQ…got to have that recovery food, right??

Wednesday

  • Plan – Body Pump, PT
  • Actual – PT

I did not sleep at all Tuesday night and I was awake from about 2-4 trying to get rid of a migraine.  So, instead of being miserable all day, I decided to skip Body Pump and sleep two more hours before I had to head to work.  Headed to PT to do the last of my exercises with the Incredible Robbie.  He told me that I could start easing back into everything but I would need to do some of the exercises he taught me from now on.  Such a happy day – the training partner came to PT with me and brought everyone donuts to celebrate.

The last PT exercise!

The last PT exercise!

Thursday

  • Plan – Swim 1600 yards, Walk/Run w/ mom
  • Actual – Swim 1500 yards, walk/run with mom

G actually went with me to the pool this morning.  If he keeps training like this, there is no way I will beat him this year.  Anyway, we had to cut our swim workout a little short this morning just because the pool was packed and by the time we got a lane we had to make the most of our workout.

Great walk with my mom.

Great walk with my mom.

The pup came along with us also.

The pup came along with us also.

Friday

  • Plan – Rest Day
  • Actual – Rest Day

It was nice to take it easy before the race on Saturday.  I did get the new Chattanooga Tri Race Kit in the mail today, so that was exciting!  Looking forward to another race season.

The new race kit!

The new race kit!

Saturday 

  • Plan – Half Marathon, then swim-bike brick
  • Actual – Half Marathon

One word – OUCH!!!  After running the half marathon there was no way we could do a brick swim-bike workout.  There were so many hills my hips were aching, which has never happened before.  Also, G’s calf was really hurting him.  This was the Run at the Mill (Run for God series) half marathon.  It was a great race and I will post more about it later.

After G and I recovered we went to Lowe’s to purchase more landscaping items for the family farm.  After we finished with that we had some friends over for dinner and games.  It was a great day and I am so glad we skipped out on the swim/bike.

Sunday – 

  • Plan – Rest Day
  • Actual – Work Day

Feeling just a little sore we got up and headed down to the family farm to do more landscaping work.  I think we are about finished, all that is left is putting in some bushes in the front.

Do you skip workouts when you are too tired or sore?

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 6 of Ironman Training

T-Minus 32 weeks and counting…..  It seems like we have a very long time to train for this race, but the way the weeks have been ticking by it will be here before you know it.

Monday –

  • Plan – Rest Day, PT
  • Actual – Rest Day, PT

It seems like my shoulder/back muscles are getting stronger because I am able to do most of my exercises without a lot of breaks in-between.

Tuesday –

  • Plan – Run 5.5 miles
  • Actual – Run 5.5 miles (workout w/ warm-up and cool down)

This was a build workout.  After the warm up we ran 1 miles easy @12, 2 miles @11, 1 mile @ 10, then 0.5 miles @9 followed by a cool down.  G’s garmin finally died and he did not run with me, so knowing him he just did his own thing and ran at a constant pace the entire time.  I am pretty happy with this run because it was 78 degrees outside. I’ve decided to try to run at least once after work to get use to the heat and use to running when I am already exhausted from work.  Plus, we usually meet up with my mom on Tuesday and she does her workout.  Then we have some family time afterwards at a local restaurant.🙂

Wednesday –

  • Plan – Weights, Swim
  • Actual – Body Pump Class and Swim 1400 yards

I’m still limited on what I can do in the body pump class we go to, but it feels great just being able to get a weight workout in.  Usually when the class is doing push ups, I work on abs.  Other things like when they lift overhead, I do rows…so it all works out ok.  Swimming right after body pump is always a stupid decision.  Yet, I asked D if we could swim after class since it was a short workout and she agreed.  I do not think she will ever agree with that again.  LOL

Thursday –

  • Plan – Trainer Workout
  • Actual – Trainer Workout with Turbo Sprints

Friday –

  • Plan – Swim 1600 yards
  • Actual – Rest Day

I ended up having to work late, so by the time I was finished G had just gotten home with takeout.  It was nice though getting to sit on the couch for a while.

Saturday –

  • Plan – Brick, Bike 30 miles followed by a 5 mile run
  • Actual – Bike 25, then run 4

We ended up having a super busy day on Saturday so we did the beginner workout instead of the intermediate.  After our workout, we grabbed some BBQ then headed home to get cleaned up.  Then we met up with my mom and aunt to purchase some landscaping materials for them and headed to their farm to pull up bushes and do some much-needed landscaping.  We brought the pup with us and she totally enjoyed running around while we worked.  She was trying to help my aunt pick up sticks in the yard.  However, she just ended up pulling my aunt down trying to get the sticks out from her arms.  Somewhere around 6:30 I was famished, so we all went to a local Mexican restaurant for dinner.

Working hard on the farm.

Working hard on the farm.

Sunday –

  • Plan – Rest Day
  • Actual – Rest Day

G and I joined my training partner for “Easter at Coolidge Park”.  Stuart Heights Baptist Church has put this on for the last 7 years.  They did a big Easter Egg hunt for the kids, then church service starts at 10am.  It was really good, I was not sure what to expect, but in the future I would like to try out Stuart Heights Baptist to listen to the preacher speak on a non-holiday Sunday.  We were there with about 20,000 of our closest friends.  After the service G and I walked across the bridge and grabbed some Brunch at Hennen’s…(get the burger and mashed potatoes, trust me!).

image5

Not sure what I am doing with my face here….(w/ the training partner)

image4

Trying to keep the sun out of my face.🙂 (w/ the husband)

image3 (1)

Close to 20K people!

image2 (3)

A great setting to worship the Lord.

I hope everyone had a wonder Easter!

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 5 of Ironman Training

Week 5 has come and gone…..I had some good news come my way on Wednesday.  I was cleared to start swimming again, but keeping distance on the low side.  It was a pretty solid week of training and I got to enjoy some time with family and friends this week, which is a huge plus in my book!

Monday

  • Plan- PT
  • Actual – PT

PT seems to be coming along ok.  I have been cleared to start weight training again, but nothing overhead, no pushup, planks, dips, or no weights resting on my shoulders.  Hey – it’s better than nothing!

Here I am fighting against whatever way Robbie tries to push my arm.

Here I am fighting against whatever way Robbie tries to push my arm.

Tuesday 

  • Plan – Endurance Run (.5M warmup, 5x100m drills, 3×25 lunges, main set 5 miles – 1M easy, 0.5M a little harder, 0.5M long distance pace, 0.5 easy and repeat…then a 0.5M cool down
  • Actual – Endurance Run

This was a hard run for some reason.  It could be that weather here is changing so quickly we went from 50 degrees to above 70.

Wednesday 

  • Plan – Weights – Swim, PT
  • Actual – Weights, PT

It felt good to be back in body pump!  Even though I was limited on what I could do, the squats and lunges felt great!  PT after work, Robbie had me some good news.  He cleared me to try swimming again!!  He limited it to just 15-20 minutes which was ok by me!!!

Thursday

  • Plan – Trainer Ride
  • Actual – Trainer Ride

Another sprint trainer ride…..oy vey.  This is a latter ride, meaning your first sprint is 1 minute and the final one is 4 minutes long, then you go back down the latter ending with a one minute sprint and during the sprint you had to maintain above 100 rpms (talk about hard).  With that my sprints were above a 25 mph average, which works for me!!!  Just wish I could do that on actual rides…  Again, I was watching a past episode of Jimmy Fallon…so funny!IMG_3025

Thursday night we got to go out and celebrate my aunt’s birthday.  We all met up at Pie Slinger’s in Chickamauga/Rock Spring to eat and then play some air hockey!  It was a great evening with family.

Aunt Bee, Uncle Roger, and my cousin Addison

Aunt Bee, Uncle Roger, and my cousin Addison

Friday

  • Plan – Off Day
  • Actual – Off Day

G and I decided to watch a movie…So we rented Big Hero 6.  It was pretty good.

Saturday

  • Plan – Swim-Bike
  • Actual – Swim-Bike

Today’s high was only 50 degrees with 10-15mph winds.  So, we decided to get our workout in a little later in the day.  We met at the pool at 10 to swim about 1 mile.  Then D and I had to dry our hair since it was soaking wet.  Finally after about a 30 minute T1 we got to riding our bikes.blog1

The bad part about riding later in the day is more traffic.  Since we rode out from the Y, we decided to do an hour out and back which was on the IM Chattanooga course.  Hwy 193 had a lot of traffic though so we ended up pulling off and riding on a side road.  This is either good or bad…..the good was no cars, the bad was dogs…  Luckily we only had one dog that gave us a problem.  Then on the way back we had to cross some old railroad tracks and poor G had a flat after that.  He ended up with two holes in his tire.  We were less than 10 miles from the car, so D and I rode back and I came back to pick G up b/c there was no reason for him to change the tube out when the tire had holes in it.

IMG_3056

Later that night G and I went out with our friend Steve…..Recovery dinner at Chili’s (love the bottomless chips and salsa) followed by some sorbet from Ben and Jerry’s!

Steve and I hamming it up.

Steve and I hamming it up.

Sunday

  • Plan – 8-10 mile run
  • Actual – 9 mile run

Sunday my cousin and her husband were in from Michigan and they always wanted to run in the Chickamauga Battlefield.  So we met up with them Sunday late afternoon.  My cousin Katie walked with my mom, while her husband ran with G.  I ran with D b/c the boys were just too fast for us.  During our run we ran into another friend and she turned around and joined us for about 5 miles which was nice.  I think we talked about the entire run….maybe this is why we cannot keep up with the boys???  I cannot believe I forgot to get a picture of all of us, but we had a great time – it was the perfect afternoon for a long run.

When you run do you like to talk??

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week 4 of IM Training

Thank goodness for week 4.  With the training plan we are following, week four is about taking things down and letting your body recover.

Monday:

  • Plan – Rest Day, PT
  • Actual – Rest Day, PT

Today starts week two of PT and that means week two of no swimming.

Tuesday:

  • Plan – Lower body weights, core
  • Actual – Rest Day

I had to work late and did not drag myself out of bed early enough that morning to get it done.😦

Wednesday:

  • Plan – 55 min bike trainer ride with sprints, PT
  • Actual – 55 min trainer ride w/ sprints…..Darn that was hard!

I was very pleased with this trainer ride….my sprints where above 25mph, which is huge improvement for me.  It’s funny because I hate the trainer and the work said, trainer workout only – I promise it will make you a better rider.

Thursday – 

  • Plan – Lower body weights, core
  • Actual – Rest Day

Again got to work early and had to stay late again.  Today I did try something new today – Naked Boost Drink.  It was ok after I got past the thickness of the drink.  I would say I would drink it as a meal replacement because it was very filling.

2015-03-31

Friday –

  • Plan – Rest Day
  • Actual – Rest Day

Ok – now I am feeling like a blob…….

Saturday – 

  • Plan – 10 mile run
  • Actual – 10 mile run

For those that haven’t done an Ironman, when you get to the run the plan is to just survive it.  D and I have been training on longer runs with a 3 min run followed by a 1 min walk and repeat.  Anyone can do anything for 3 min right??  So, we averaged about a 12 min pace…Which I am totally ok with.

My mom met up with us about half way through and did her workout.  She got in 4 miles for the first time!!!  So proud of her!

Mom, D, and myself

Mom, D, and myself

Saturday after the run, I went home to do some chores.  Then went out to meet D again to go to a puppy party!!  What is a puppy party you ask??  Well a friend of ours, Melissa, trains (any bread) and breads champion duck dogs!  Here is her FB page – https://www.facebook.com/savageriverkennel?fref=ts

Well when it is time for the new puppies to go home with their new owners she throws a party and goes over some basic reminders for the new parents and answers any questions they might have…..It was so awesome to be a part of this!

I'm so glad all of these were already sold.  Otherwise.....

I’m so glad all of these were already sold. Otherwise…..

blog5

Sunday – 

  • Plan – Rest Day
  • Actual – Rest Day

Overall week 4 was pretty relaxing, which it should be.  Other than that not swimming is about to drive me crazy b/c that is my favorite part of the triathlon.

Thanks for reading.

Categories: Training | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: