I am definitely off to a good start with Ironman training!! I am feeling really good about my workouts and my accomplishments this week!! Yesterday at noon I swam 2200 yards in the pool. By the end of the workout, I felt my form start to falter since I was getting tired. It has been a while since I last swam these distances...especially 2 in one week :)
Last night we had a group trainer ride in our basement. I followed my scheduled workout on the bike, but didn't feel as though I kept the pace I am hoping for. I know I have a lot of room for improvement on the bike, and I am starting to get impatient with my progress in this area. I biked 19.86 miles in 90 minutes...UGH!! At this rate, I won't make the bike cut-off for IM. I am not going to let this get me down though, because I know I can do better and am going to keep plugging away...plus I have 9 months to improve :)
This morning I was up at 5 am to run a 40 min fartlek run around town. This was AMAZING. I managed a decent pace while covering 4.53 miles. It was lightly snowing with temps in the mid 20s and I had my two best training partners beside me...Hubby and Mara :)
I am feeling really good about putting my training first (not before the family though) and scheduling it into every day so that nothing can get in the way of it. I am definitely off to a good start with Ironman training!!