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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Back on it

Swam yesterday for the first time in a bit.. I felt good.. Breathing was tough, which was to be expected.  The 100m felt stellar.  Felt smooth and very fast. I even incorporated the flip turn.. felt awesome.. I wish i could say the entire workout felt that way.  But it didnt..

                                    Workout in the Pool
                                              600 warmup.. 6 x 100 (swim, kick, pull)
                                               8 x 50

that was tough.. shoulders were on fire.  Good old Lactic acid burn.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

First in about 2 weeks

Great workout today.. felt good to be productive...

I did a mile warm up on the treadmill.. then i started doing a workout my buddy gave me...
it was pretty intense..  Lots of cool things that I have never done..

Today was a stabilization day.. So lots of core work and one leg balancing while lifting..  I would love to keep up with this. It pointed out some weaknesses i need to fix..  i have more strength in my right leg than left.. i need to correct this.   lower back flexibility is an issue as well.. so yoga is on the table as well..

Run a quarter mile after work out.. i wanted to grunt out a mile.. next time..

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sssiiiiicccckkkk and i hate it..

Last week was a tough.. I worked alot, filled with tons of stress and no training..  Somewhere in the mist of all that maddness, i got sick.. Sore throat and cough.. Grrrrrrrr..

I want to workout tomorrow morning.. If I feel better, maybe run in the evening..

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Today was good and bad

Im guessing i didnt take in enough calories this morning.. It all started pretty good in the pool.. I had a decent swim..
600 warm up, 4 x 100. (builds). Then went to the bike..  The bike is where i started slowing down. I did alpine pass, lvl 10.. Felt good for first 5 mins.. But started fading after that.. No umph in pedal stroked.. heart rate stayed low.. It got up to the 147.. So i tapped at 15 min.. 5.5 miles.. No go go juice.. 

Back to grind tomorrow.. Weight training and some running..

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Great week..

This proved to be pretty good with training.. I missed out on a couple runs because of work.. But will get back on the boat tomorrow...

I saw World Ironman Championships today.. Oh boy, i got so pumped up watching it.. This full ironman is really something i want to do.. So i have to get it done.. So one of my first expenses this new will be my place at Beach to Battleship full ironman.

So no more pussy footing around with training.  I have a goal and i will achieve it.. So i promise to stay on top my blog.. So when if wants motivation to achieve a goal.. Ill send them to my blog. It will be a good read when i complete it and something i can share with others as i start personal training.

Get some...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

First day back in the Pool

OH man... i decided to swim today..  I had to wing a workout, because I knew I didn't have the endurance to complete a big swim.  So I started up  with a 400 meter warm up..  200 meter swim and 200 kick.. i was toast after the warm-up.  swam 50 meters on :30.. after each 50, a 15s rest..

It was tough to settle down in the pool.. I wanted to blast off which wasn't smart on my part.  shoulders were on fire..  but nevertheless i got it done..   i started to slow, because i was tired.. not because i settled down.

On another note... registration is now open for B2B.. I plan to register after the first on the year. 

Im really getting use to eating clean.. its not as bad as i thought it would be.  First couple days were rough because of headache.. but all better now.

I was a suppose to run a 10 miler this morning. The Surfin Santa 10 miler to be exact.  Because of job obligations i had to work.. couldnt find a substitute.  But in hind site, it was probably for the best that i didn't run..  I ran a half marathon under trained and  it hurt like hell.. and i escaped injury.    Not running  this 10 miler may have saved me from getting injured. 

I plan to run tomorrow. whoooo hoooooo

I picked up two pair of shoes and the expo..  i have a new favorite shoe... the sacouny kinvara 2.. this shoe is awesome.. it so like, well made shoe.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Crazy week..

My last run was monday... it was ok.. i felt good actually... i was just trying to cruise it.. because i have a 10 miler on sat... 

On Dec 1, i decided to start eating clean..  which translates into cutting out refined sugars and white stuff (bread and etc)..  sodas  and caffeine..  Oh man. i have paid for this.. I have had a monstrous headache since the first.. OMG..  it hurt so bad i couldnt sleep lastnight..

I went to pick up race packet.. still on fence about racing, especially if i have this headache tomorrow.. that will be 3 days..  I picked up a couple pair of running shoes while at expo.

So i go home.. took two excedrin migraine, laced up new and went for a run.. run felt awesome.. i felt good and really strong.. i wanted to go slow and just complete a run.. didnt expect to run my fastest 4 miler of the year.. it felt sorta easy running today..

either way headache is sorta gone.. so im happy about that.. i had a protein shake after run.. i was a little shaky too.. dont know why though.  excedrin???  who know.