Beautiful 10 mile run this morning! Had company for the first three miles, which was perfect, because one, it got me down there early and two, only left two miles before the turn around. And here is next week’s schedule: The girlies start school Tuesday. How did my two little babies become 4th and 5th graders? I am so lucky to have such wonderful girls. Continue reading And it’s Sunday Prep!
Well fully back in the swing of things. It’s a lot harder to do alone, which I knew it would be. But I am getting the work done. A few things that I have read about Maryland are: It’s a flat course, which is all fine and good, but you have no “downhill” time either, so like on the trainer, there is no relief. So … Continue reading Training, training, training…
To say Ironman training isn’t hard on a marriage is an understatement. Dumping 20 hours a week into a completely selfish and incredibly self-involved goal is hard on even the most solid marriages. On multiple occasions I swore up and down that after CDA, I would never do another full IM. Ever. That is until IM CDA wasn’t everything I had hoped for. In the … Continue reading I may be down, but I’m not out.
Well to say that this weekend was an emotional journey doesn’t even begin to touch my feelings on things. Not reaching my Ironman dreams was soul-crushing to say the least. My morning started off kind of hectic, losing my phone in the dark at the drop bags. Thankfully a volunteer found it and returned it to Twila who had been texting me. My swim was … Continue reading Today I am not an Ironman, but I’m not giving up
Well, here it is. My Ironman packing list! USAT membership ID Bike Wetsuit OGIO Bag Inhaler 4 pairs of socks Biofreeze Post Race Bag (Slippers, Phone, Compression Socks, naproxen, lacrosse ball, comfy clothes) Foam Roller and ball Bike pump Watch & plug in Transition mat Nuun hat Light clip Bike bags Pearl Izumi Bike Shoes Wattie Ink Tri shorts Zoot sports bra Pearl Izumi pink jersey Pearl … Continue reading Tidbit Tuesday – Ironman Packing List
This is it, the most serious Sunday prep yet. Prep final week of training for IM Meal plan for the week and grocery shopping Plan out nutrition for race day Plan out all the race bags (5!!!!) This morning we had a terrific 50 mile bike ride. It wasn’t that long ago that 50 miles was the furthest we had ridden, and today it was … Continue reading Serious Sunday Prep
13 days out from Ironman CDA. The realness of it is really starting to sink in… Training has started to trend down and I am definitely over-thinking the entire thing. The next two weeks will be a heavy focus on the mental aspect. Happy Monday! Continue reading Monday Motivation