IRONMAN........ I on my way to earn this title
So, I plan to journal daily.. if you want to be apart of this journey.. follow by blog.. You will see the up and down days of training for an event.. hopefully it will be something that can inspire you to do something crazy.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I havent raced all year. good and bad thing. good, because im healing old injures. Not training hard, just maintaining what i had. Bad, because i feel very unproductive.. no new medals this year.. bummer.
The days anew.. time to get back on the horse..
Monday, May 28, 2012
Started the day with a 25 mile bike.. Felt great throughout the ride. first 16 miles where great.. i felt good legs felt strong.. breathing and shoulders were relaxed.. all in all, things were going good. the back half on the ride changed.. good ole wind and heat increase.. the 49 mins it took to make the 16 mile mark.. the temp went up significantly. Sweat was dripping from under my helmet on to my sunglasses.. needless to say.. it was tough. Seems like there were more lights or i caught them all in the return home. The wind was tough as well.. i guess winds from the tropical storm near georgia/south carolina. it sucked big time..
Sunday, May 27, 2012
I have a tendency to go hard to often, I intend to get more quality training done.. I have 21 weeks til this events takes place. I have to be in top form for this.
Im excited, pretty pumped up....
LETS GET IT DONE.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Today, my leg were tortured.. I did a 40 miler, with some training buddies.. Sucks because it started with a blowout at mile 3.. So my buddies with, brought a new wheel to me.. Sweet, back riding.. Different cog, than i was use to.. I typically ride an 11-23, switched to 12-25.. I struggled to find my comfy gear.. None the less, i got it done. The idea was to keep pace around 21+.. My legs were cooking. Legs spinning faster that normal.. This cog came in handy with climbs that came later in ride.. I got my ass handed to me.. At one point, my legs were so tired, i couldnt get over 19mph.. Starting taking down the added nutrition, and popped a stringer. Started feeling better.. Got back on the prowl.. Speed was over 21+ .. Feeling great only to have my bubble burst.. At mile 36. This mammouth of a bridge.. So i get psyched to climb this beast.. I shift to a higher gear.. Then im dance on the pedals.. Thinking i got this and i was moving at a decent pace.. I looked down.. I was only going 12.9mph.. What a deflating moment.. But i kept hammering.. Finally the apex.. All down hill.. 30+ on downhill.. Felt great..
I have been on my bike alot this month so far.. 135miles so far. Rides are getting longer.. I can see being at 1000 miles by august, if not before....
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Training has been going really well.. Legs are getting stronger with each outting, whether running or cycling.. Swimming is work in progress, but its in the forward direction. I have to get some ows in. My weekly volumes are increasing. I really trying to take advantage of time available. Sucks sometime when i have to choose one or the other.. Im gonna have to start waking earlier so i can get volumes in.. It will probably be swimming and weight training in the morning. Running and biking in the eves.. With exception on weekends.. Weekends, ill ride in the morning..
I have some good training partners.. They are doing a good job of pushing me and keeping me motivated.
Getting pumped for Beach to Battleship..
Monday, April 2, 2012
So i recommended that we paced line it, so everyone would have a turn in the wind. 1 to 2 mins pulls is what i recommended.. it worked really well. we got back really quickly. we took a little break at mile 36 or so.. My quads were spent at this point and we still 10+ to go i was thinking.. wind isnt dying down.. so we start back. HR was moderate, but my quads were screaming at me.. we reach the trail, like 6.5 miles left. i tried to get in a rhythm, wasnt happening. at the last mile is decided to blow my legs up with a sprint.. oh man did that hurt.. i tried another, i failed miserably.
I cramped up so bad later in the day.. Cramps were so bad i started sweating and couldnt breath.. lol
mistakes: i drank most of my fluid on the ride.. i didn't eat prior to ride.. i was really in the hole in the nutrition category..
My data is off, i forgot to start watch after a stop.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Todays run was good.. temp was great.. i set out to do 4 miles... I was worried my legs wouldnt be able to handle it.. but i very surprised.. legs felt great.. lil tired but not enough to hinder my run.. I tried keeping my HR in check.. for the most i did.. My recovery is a lot fast these days.. which is good. show that fitness is coming back.. im pretty excited about this.. on way back in.. i was still feeling pretty good.. so i decided to keep going.. i added a mile an a half.. i hit the 5 mile mark.. still feeling good.. HR is was hoovering at 166.. so i picked up the pace.. and just blew it out..