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.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

two a day

First time i completed two workouts is a day.. one in morning and other in the evening...

the run this morning was tough initially. first 5 mins. felt like my body was wrapped in concrete.  holy shit..i founds my stride later in the run.  only ran 2+ miles.. nothing to brag about.  my legs were killing me.  the overhead squats and bike. were definitely felt this morning. DAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNN...   even walking around, my quads hurt like holy hell.

i did some stretching after the run. and some active stretching afterwards.  actually i felt great all day.  maybe its a combination of working out and being more consistent.

so the pool.. OMG it was tough..  i think i swam maybe 800 meters..  the first 400 felt ok.. the last 400 felt like death.  the pool was pretty warm at 82 degrees.  my stroke is off..  i need to get on the ball with swimming.  i need a swimming partner.. someone else swimming. not necessarily with me, i don't mind that. having someone else there. would help the time pass.. swimming alone bites. especially for training.  in a race there several others doing the same thing.

Ill get it together.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hump Day

Im still adjusting to being home from travel.. sleep habits are all screwed up still..  i stayed up til 0200 yesterday morning doing homework.  went to sleep for about 3 hours.. then went to gym for an hour

i did some work on the bike. 35 mins on the exercise bike.. i chose to do alpine pass.. so some climbs.. i used the climbs as sprint intervals..  14.4 miles in 35 mins.. avg 24 mph. with avg power of 189 watts.  max power output was 340 watts.

prior to getting on bike.. i did 4 sets of overhead squats with 15 lbs weight bar. 4 sets stability ball crunches.

feeling awesome working out..

Monday, February 20, 2012


I ran yesterday.. It felt really good.. Temp was decent, around 46 degrees.

The first mile of run was good. I felt great breathing was ok.. Two miler things started changing.. I looking at my watch.. HR was 179.. I was like holy shit, need to slow down a little bit.

Physically, i felt awesome.. But i was gased.. I lost my stride after that. I hope to get out tomorrow for a run.

Purchased a new toy.. The timex global trainer.. Hell of a tool.. Cool thing is that its a direct interface to training peaks. Which is aawwweeeesssssoooommmmeeeee.

Tomorrow is a run swim work out. I will probably run/bike though. We shall see..

I weighed myself today.. I wasnt happy about what i saw.. Gotta turn up the intensity..

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Back on US soil and motivated

Im finally home.. Feels good to be home. to bad its frickin freezing.. brrrr..  it sucks leaving a hot climate to come home to snow.. DAMMIT

But Im on the move.. had a good work out this morning.. legs feel really good..  back at it tomorrow..

happy to be back rolling.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I pulled the trigger

Im currently on travel for work.  So, I had a lot of time to think about this year and goals i have for myself.
I started school.. the work load seems to be very manageable. im happy with that.  Work is work.. glad to be employed.

Now, my race schedule had not been determined.  I though alot about it.  Figuring out what i wanted to do.  I mentioned to some friends that i want to do B2B Full.. hence the start of this blog.  I had a great month last month of training.. so, im on the race to a good season so far.   As i sit in a foreign country.. i pull up setupevents web page and begin to register.. while registering,  i get this scared but excited feeling..

Im now on the road to become an IRONMAN.. so PUMPED!!!!