Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Big Training Weekend!

OK, I admit it, I have struggled a bit with my training. While I have done most of my workouts, I have missed more then I should have. With the reality of IMAZ hanging over my head, I have re commited to my training (or maybe committed to it for the first time) and had a big weekend.

Friday consisted of  two hours of training between bike and run. I ventured out on my own for a nice evening ride. 

 Saturday was a huge day for me with four bricks! I wasn't sure how I was going to pull this off as I had no way to secure my bike but finally decided to put my trainer on the porch, hook up the industrial strength fan and go for it. The bricks were 1 mile runs followed by 5 mile bikes. It might not seem a lot to some but for me it was a big deal. First off, I am slow runner and it was hot! Like 90+ degrees hot. Also five miles on a trainer takes a lot longer then five miles on open road.  2:5 hours later I was done.. and tired!  I did feel like I accomplished something so that was a good feeling.

 Casey wondering what the heck I am doing

Sunday started off with an early morning swim at my favorite OWS place. There are buoys out in the lake and they are measured. You can really do any distance you want and know that it is accurate. I completed a 1.5 mile swim and while pretty tired, was happy with the distance covered. Interestingly enough, I got my first case of chafing around my neck from my wetsuit. That has never been a problem before. Not sure if it was due to not having done that distance before or I was lifting my head more then I usually do.

Thanks to Julie for taking this pic

I did an 1.5 hour long run(with a little walking) Sunday evening to round out my three days of hard work.
I know this is only a taste of what is to come but I feel like I accomplished something this weekend and I that feels good. 

I hope everyone had a great July 4th!


  1. LOL! Love the pics of Casey watching you! :)

    My neck is so chaffed I can't believe it! I'm attributing it to the fact that I've never swam in my wet suit that long before...I'm sure the ill fit has something to do with it also.

    Great job this weekend!

  2. Sounds like a great training weekend - and awesome photos!!!

  3. Great photos of the puppy and it sounds like you pretty well back into the training! Good job.

  4. Great job on the training! You will do great at IMAZ!

  5. LOL!!!!! YOur pup just watching you on the couch, so cute

    As race day gets closer, the longer these training sessions get and the less motivating we are because it all fells so daunting.

    Nice work on the training

    Totally jealous you have bouys for your OWS

  6. Wow, great training, girl! You will do just great at the 1/2 this weekend...and I agree, could it have been any hotter last weekend? Yuck. Hope the weather stays like today for your race - would be perfect!!

    Your dog is cracking me up! :)