2018 Race Plans!

After some contemplation and some negotiation with the hubby, I think I have finally decided on my 2018 race plans. And although there will not be a Full Ironman in my 2018 plans, much to my dismay, there will be plenty of epic races next year! And I will be focused on some major PRs, improvements in all three disciplines and significant speed/technique improvements! And … Continue reading 2018 Race Plans!

Shout Out to Coach Bryan Kreitz with TriDot

Since Ironman Chattanooga, I have been asked several times my thoughts on Tridot and hiring my coach Bryan Kreitz. And so I thought that I would sum up my thoughts on this in a few short points.   When training last year, with a rest day every week, I constantly felt tired, sore and just plain exhausted. While working with Bryan at TriDot, I took … Continue reading Shout Out to Coach Bryan Kreitz with TriDot

‘Twas the Night Before Ironman Chattanooga

So, as expected, the nerves are creeping in. So rather than sit and freak out, I’ll give you a rundown of the past few days. I promise to post a full race review after the race. Thursday, leaving at 7am, was a traveling day, 3 flights with almost no layovers, across the country, getting us to our hotel at 1am local time on Friday. Friday, … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Ironman Chattanooga

Packing For An Ironman

This is a level of craziness that few people get the experience. So I’m going to let you in on it. First, the nutrition/hydration plan: Pre-Race: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Healthy meals, nothing new Am: Preworkout, Nuun, oatmeal Pre-swim – Honey Stinger Waffle Bike – 6 bottles of Infinit Nutrition – 3 in bike bag, 3 in special needs (extra scoops in special needs), bonk … Continue reading Packing For An Ironman

Monday Motivation

Man, what a weekend! Saturday was a race rehearsal! Which means I am closing in on Ironman Chattanooga. Completed a 6 hour ride, covering 100 miles. The last 24 miles were with a strong headwind. Headwinds are such a mind game for me, my legs are on fire and everything in me in screaming to quit. But when my watch rolled over to 100 miles, … Continue reading Monday Motivation

Test Week: Swim Assessment

Of the three disciplines, swimming has been the most difficult for me and the hardest for me to learn to love. But with each swim, I feel a little more confident in the water and perform slightly better. I had high hopes going into my Swim Assessment, to have improvements in all three disciplines this week for test week. And I am just thrilled that … Continue reading Test Week: Swim Assessment

Test Week: Run Assessment

I’ve never been a fast runner. So running threshold tests for me feel like torture. I prefer a nice long run, where I maintain a comfortable pace for a long period of time. The Running Assessment is an all-out 5k. Just like if you were running a race, but against yourself (or in my case, my Garmin). It was a beautiful morning for it! As … Continue reading Test Week: Run Assessment

Sunday WrapUp

These past few weeks were kind of an emotional roller coaster for me… But things seem to have smoothed out and my head is 100% back into training. Ironman Chattanooga is quickly approaching and I am excited to be feeling healthy, strong and making progress each week. Next week looks like a tough training week, and part of that I will be out of town, … Continue reading Sunday WrapUp

Thursday Musings

I’ve been a tad less present on my blog lately. Somewhere along the past few weeks, I have been less focused, distracted and less motivated. With 79 days left, time to relight that fire and kick my training up a notch. I didn’t sleep so well, so didn’t make it on the bike this morning. So, tonight was a very sweaty threshold bike ride. My eating … Continue reading Thursday Musings