Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I feel like I'm training for an Iron Distance!

12 weeks to go, folks! My training schedule has really stepped up this week for the final 12. My typical schedule from now until the big day will be:

Monday: Swim 1 hour & Run 1 hour
Tuesdays: Swim 1 hour & Run 30 min
Wednesdays: Bike 1 hour & Run 30 min
Thursdays: Run 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours
Friday: Swim 1:00
Sat: Bike 4 to 5 hours & Run 30 min
Sun: Bike 3 hours (and an occasional 30 min run)

I am honestly having a tough time trying to figure out when to go to the grocery store and when to get my hair cut. I called my stylist up and asked to get a haircut. I looked at my schedule and hemmed and hawed about when I could see her. Frustrated, I told her I would call her back next week--don't know how I'll have next week figured out, it will be the same as this week. Doh!

Count em...5! 5 run workouts in one week! I have never run more than 3x in a week; I only hope I can keep up. Maybe with the Nike Volmero's I got last week will help. I wasn't sure about how they felt but after a few runs...they're feeling goooooood! Speaking of running, I've got to say that I am seeing improvements. My heart rate is lower. I can run a faster pace. And it just seems easier. The iron is helping!

Last week, I also got a new set of cleats for bike shoes (they were a bit worn to say the least). This could be why I was having trouble with numbness in my toes while riding. I'm sure I'll know after this weekend (long ride scheduled for Sunday)...may be my first century! It's kinda hard to believe, that I never attempted a century. I came close one time with 80 miles in and through out the White Mountains of New Hampshire. That was one frickin hard ride. I should be able to do 100 miles in the flats of Illinois.

Oh, and by the way, I'm all set with my new Garmin 310xt. Ed got it for my b-day and I've used it a couple time already! It's SA---WEET! Battery life is 20 hours and it's waterproof! Unfortunately, I didn't get to try it swimming at Centennial Beach, cause it is now closed during the week. Doh--that was a surprise when I showed up last night to swim. Dang, had to get to my fitness center for a quick workout. Then, they kicked me out of the pool after 40 minutes due to an aqua aerobics class. Can't they see, I've got to get my training in? Time to think about switching health clubs again. It was dumb for me to switch in the first place...thought I would be saving money; but I miss my friends at LTF.

Off to bike and run!

Splashing, pedaling, dashing to Beach2Battleship.


WADDLER26.2 said...

come back to us at LTF. We miss you.

The hours have really jumped. I just realized- I dofeellike we are training for Iron and it is making a difference.

IronSnoopy said...

Training will consume you. Your house will be a mess. You will shop only for supplements and bike gear. Your hair will grow out of control. Your lawn will become a jungle. You will stop socializing with non-training friends. But in the end, it will all be worth it. ;-)

Hang in there, you're doing AWESOME!

TRISHARKIE (AKA Ronda) said... hit right on the frickin mark!