IRONMAN........ I on my way to earn this title

This is a Journal to my trials and tribulations of my journey to conquer the 140.6 miles of pain and mental anguish.

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


It's been awhile since I posted something...

Last Friday, I went for a run.. Run felt great, but after the i began feeling ill.. very achy with a headache/ Sat is when i got really bad, so I worked came home a went to bed.... I didn't do anything Sun, but take it easy.

Monday, I went out for 4 miler. For the most part felt great.  My chest started burning.. from cold.  So I didn't do anything Tues. wanted to rest.  Wednesday I began feeling better but i felt a knot in my calf.... WTH... will anything go wrong. I massaged it with massage stick, thumbs, and foam roller..  Oh Man did it hurt..  HURT LIKE Shit..

More Massaging Thurs...

Fri, i decided i need to do something.  I did a mile on the treadmill. No pain from calf, physically i felt great.. I had a tough time breathing, which sucked.. So afterwards i went to pool to get some laps in.  Cranked out maybe 800 meters. honest i felt good in the pool.. breathing was a little better than on the treadmill running.. probably because i only did 50's.

Ill post about wicked later.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Missed a couple log days....

I went swimming, i actually had a really good swim.  I ended up swimming maybe a 1000 meters.. Breathing and rhythm were good, until i got tired and lactic burn overcame my shoulders.. But i still kept going.

First decent run since tues.. Last run i only did a mile.. It was extremely warm and humid.. It was like i was getting heat acclimated again.. So back to friday. All in all a great run. I felt really good. The temp was high 60s -low 70s.. I think i started out a little to fast.. Around mile 3, it got a little tough.

After the run, i felt like poop.. I was very achy, had the feel of getting sick.. The rest of my night was miserable..

As if this morning.. I have a runny nose and minor sore throat.. This may through a kink in my run plans for the weekend. Grrrrrrrrrrr

Temp feels running good.  

Monday, October 17, 2011


I had a minor collision yesterday playing basketball. Knee to knee contact with opponent.. Lil achy today but, it back to work tomorrow. Suppose to rain though, so chances are i will be inside doing something. Dreadmill, biking or swimming.. If i can wake up in time ill do too things.. Running is something that will happen tomorrow.. Just what else..  Hmmmmmmm..

Friday, October 14, 2011

Felt great...

Ahhhhh, the temp was great.. The wind was a bitch though.. Every corner i turned i was met by a good ole headwind...


Overall my run was great.. I felt strong and relaxed   active recovery was working like it should.. I had a couple time when i lost focus and HR got away from me..  I have to get some big mileage in soon.. I have an 8K on the 29th and a half marathon nov 13th.. So, i will need to get a big run this weekend.. I will try an 8 miler on sun eve.. Honestly i think i can do it with know real problem. I felt i could have done it today..

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cross training day..

Well yesterday i felt like i had been in an energy zapper.. I had a tough physic day.. Dont know why.. I thought i was coming down with something, but no.. I was gonna take the day off and get back to it on thurs..  But i thought about it more..  How about cross train and take thurs off.. I have to work at the gym.  So i probably would have to cut workout short because of timing..

I grabbed my booty and went to gym.. On my way to gym i couldnt figure out what to do..  I decided to swim for a half hour and pedal for a half hour..

The swim was like death as execpted.. I hadnt swam in a while.. Shit i havent swam consistently all year.. The fact that i attempted 30 mins was insane.. Opened with 200m. Then it morphed in to 50m with breaks.. I really need to get back into the pool..

The pedaling was easy.. 11 miles 30 mins on random hill, level 10.. I thought i was gonna tap out at 15 mins but i didnt.. Lots of hot distractions roaming the gym floor..

All in all work was good.. I really need to work on consistency in the pool and the bike, while building my run base for next season.. Looking forward to the challenge of ironman..

GET SOME!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A sucky run

I ran on tues, I didnt log it on here because I didnt have time.

The run sucked majorily.  I think im getting sick.. Im sounding a little stopped up.. This could be playing a factor with my sucky runs lately.. I dont have time to get sick.. So, of course I will continue to workouts.. Today (wednesday).. I will cross train.  Swim and bike or one or the other..

I have been getting some pains in my left side (lower back).. Not sure why.. It feels deep like a kidney pain.. I havent been drinking enough water.. So quiet possible that whats going on.. So, I will test it out..

All in all workout are going ok, but still a shit sandwich.. Achilles is feeling ok.. Weight is peeling off slowly.. Im happy..

Monday, October 10, 2011

This frickin weather

I went for a run today, thinking it would be a breeze.. MANNN, was i wrong...  1st mile was great.. physically i was strong...  2nd mile, everything changed... i was like i was running through molasses.. rhythm and breathing went to shit.. HR sky rocketed... I was like WTF!!!!.. 

So i stopped for a second to gather my thoughts get my HR down and do some yoga breaths.. all was well after about 20 secs..  so i took of again.. tried to cruise it worked for the most part.. but after a few minutes.. nature pace came back..   and i was gassed again.... DDAAAAMMMMMMNNNNNN it..

So i stopped again.. i was almost home by this time. so i sucked it up and run it in...

i remember while in my car.. the temp was 77 deg.. overcast.. with the threat of rain looming tomorrow.. so im sure this played a factor... this is only thing changed since fri.. there's no i can run 5.5 on fri, comfortable and easy.. and run 4  on mon, with death hanging over me..

back at it tomorrow..

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oh man, yesterday

Since I had such a horrible run on Thursday, I decided to run short on fri..

Everything felt great on the run. My legs were strong and breathing was good.. Had a comfortable pace.. So I went with..  So coming up on two mile mark, I was feeling really good.. After the turn, I was feeling like I could go further than initially planned..

I added an additional mile and a half to run.. Honestly it felt awesome..i kept getting a pain in my lower back. I had to stop a couple times to stretch it out.. Grrrr..

Next weeks running should be fun. Well starting sunday with a 4 miler.. Then increases from there.. I need to get to yoga so I can stretch..

Thursday, October 6, 2011

5 miler.. Geeeesssshhhhhhh

So I went out for a tun today.. Thinking to myself, I should be able to do a 5 miler, not real fast..but be able to complete it.. 

And guess what I did.. I went for it..

The plan was to keep a steady pace, focus on relaxing and controlled breathing.. I failed miserably. I felt like I started slowly, buy somewhere I lost site of plan.. My calf was a little tendor today. Temp was warmer than monday.. That probably played a factor in HR and breathing. Which were my problems.. Physically I felt fine.. My lungs werent able to keep up with my physical self.. "cuz im an animal" lol.. But seriously  the mid 70s temps screwed with me a little today.. I wanna go out again tomorrow.. Atleast do 4..

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Short but sweet

I had a decent run today..  I did intervals in the treadmill.  Only got in 2 miles.. 1 mile warm up and 2 x 400 at 90-95% rpe, and 2 x400 at 65-70 rpe.. I had to go work at gym. I need to work on time management, now that im working at the gym.. Im gonna have to institute the good ole 2 aday schedule.  Something in the morning and something in the evening..

Whoo hoooo.. So exciting..

But I feeling good. Intervals felt great.. Calf was trying to act up...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Feels good

Today, was the day that all that struggle work (runs) paid off..

I missed out on running this past weekend. I got occupied with home stuff. So this week I had have to really dig in and get some volume in to prep for upcoming events.. Tomorrow I will have to get a 5 miler in. gotta get it done.. Im really excited..

I have to make I stay in top on of tendor hamstring. While continuing to stretch and get this extra weight off..

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A change of Pace

So yesterday, i was suppose to run.. But i got talked into going to busch gardens for Hallo-scream.. good time..  tons of walking around up and down hills.. so it felt like i worked yesterday.. Temps were low, so i felt aches and pains.. grrrrrrr

Today, my calves were a little tight.. so i didn't run. decided to swim today.. i changed my living room around.  Used a lot of energy doing that today.. but i muster enough strength to get something in...  first 200 meters felt ok.. the last 600 sucked..

Things i need to do.. I need to get some consistency in the pool and on the bike. this will help with beginning of the year surge towards IRONMAN....