holy ironman fast approaching!
i haven't been blogging much because i've been working and training for ironman Utahand being not very useful for not much else. i keep staring at these thank-you notes from the wedding that i NEED to write and they keep not writing themselves. maybe next week.
why so tired?
well, this is what it looked like for me 10 weeks out.
a week in training -
Rides: (160 miles, 10hrs 50min)
*2 hrs on the mountain bike w/ james with 5X6 minute big gear intervals (made me REALLY excited to get back on the mtb after 3 months.. i want to race!)
*2 hrs on the trainer with big gear heart rate "pryamid" (basically go hard, go harder, go hardest)
*3 hrs on the trainer- ride steady (and watch 4 Christmases and missed project runway episodes)
*4 hrs with the friends in the hills and wind and RAIN. colleen, caroline, and tatiana were perfect companions/partners in crime/misery loves company!
Swims (total 6hrs 5 min, 21,300yds)
6 masters swims- ranging from 3300- 4200yds each. some "hard", some "easy", some "pull sets".
Runs (41.2 miles, 5hrs 30 minutes)
8 miles including lots of 150's running in circles with Charisa at the track.
8.5 miles on the treadmill w/ 5X1000 at 6:03 pace (yes, at 1%incline)
11.7 miles steady along the coast after swim before riding on saturday
13 miles (brick run) through local trails after the 4.5 hr ride w/ the girls.
Strength (2.75 hours)
1 hour functional strength at Rehab United (usually I go twice a week, but they were closed monday)
2 hours sweaty yoga (but I only count 20 minutes of each hour in my log. its super intense for about half the class and then its more mellow/stretchy.)
overall training is going really well and i'm starting to get excited for California 70.3 in 5 weeks as a first little test. looking at what i wrote there for my week's training, it looks like a lot (and to think I have a full time job! seriously- people with kids are insane. i couldn't imagine that right now.) luckily, this week i have the chance to let it all "sink in". i've worked hard the past 3 weeks and i feel like i've really earned my recovery week. i'm loving working with coach Dirk because he is TOUGH, but also recognizes that i'm here for fun. if i need to to go be social and run at the track, or do a race just for fun, he's into it. he gets it.