Monday, February 22, 2010

10 weeks out, cap'n!


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.

19 comments:

kerrie said...

um wow! you are gettin er done!
i have no doubt that you'll be ready to crush those utah hills!
i'm so ready to move to san diego....we've got snow AGAIN!

MM said...

OMG. You are so close. Just stay away from the kale until post race!

DS said...

Long time reader, first time commenter.

I got tired just reading what you've done.

J.P. Patrick said...

10 weeks is gonna go by so fast! Do you two wanna adopt a snow bound Colorado IM for the rest of the winter!? Keep it up!

Tawnee said...

Holy crap. That's a lot of workin out. Better keep your October free!

What's with this kale talk? Saw something on FB too. I want to know the inside joke!

runninggunner said...

that is a crazy week. You're gooing to killit.

Mary IronMatron said...

Dear God you put my IM training to shame! Can't wait to see how it goes for you at cali 70.3. No doubt you will crush it!
Kids make it more insane, yes. And so you can't quite give the hours that you are giving... but it's still all good. really.

Ryan Denner said...

thats one week?

i feel like such a slacker...

How the f do you fit it all in?

Sean Crichton said...

I had to put on my compression tights just from READING that! Killer work! Keep it up.

feastytimes said...

Holy moly. No wonder you're so exhausted!

Charisa said...

Can't wait to see you race this year :)

X-Country2 said...

Nice work! Can't wait to read how it all goes.

Yasi said...

Great work! You're going to be unstoppable this season.

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

You will do great. Even better is that I think you actually have fun doing all that quality training. Keep it up.

IAN said...

Damn stubborn thank you notes. Don' they realize how little time you have?

I am excited for you to race after time with Dirk. It's gonna be awesome.

FatDad said...

Ladies is pimps too, go on brush your shoulders off!!!
HUGE week.

Rachel said...

Nice workouts. You will be so ready. Ugh--I hate hours on the trainer. I think I'd rather ride in the rain!

Melissa said...

Wow that is an amazing amount of exercise!! Congrats to you for staying focused.

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