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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nerves...the good and the bad

The realization of the feat in front of me is starting to really make me nervous!!  I know I will be prepared come race day, but the thought of what these next 12 weeks before the taper will bring really causes me to shake in my boots!!  I was told tonight by my coach that "these next 12 weeks will be the hardest weeks of your life" but they will also fly by.  I guess if it is going to be tough I want it to fly by, but I am definitely NOT ready for race day yet!!  I can use all of the time I have available.

With 18 weeks of training complete, there is less time to the gun going off for the start of Ironman Moo than the amount of time we have behind us in our training.  That is unfathomable to me!!

Nerves can definitely be a good thing!!  They help us in our training to be more conscience of successfully completing our workouts.  Come race day, they rev our engines as we approach the start of the race.  They can definitely be a huge asset to a competitor if present in the right amount.  My nerves will be an asset and definitely help me successfully finish IM Moo in September!!

Reba MacIntire put it best when she said, "If you didn't want this, you wouldn't be nervous."

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Week 18 on the IM Moo Training Train

Very Hard, but Successful Week :)

Monday:
TRX = 45 min

Tuesday:
Run = 65 min

Wednesday:
Swim = 1 hr
Bike = 2 hrs
Women's Bike Clinic in DSM

Thursday:
Brick = 2 hrs 30 min

Friday:
Missed Swim
Had a Massage :)

Saturday:
Run = 1 hr 47 min
Ride = 1 hr

Sunday:
Ride = 5 hrs 23 min

There were some VERY WINDY rides this week.  I am getting tired of always fighting headwind (crosswinds too) on the rides.  I sure hope it isn't like this on race day!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

First Triathlon of the Year...FAIL!!

Who decides to decrease the swim from 1500 meters (approximately 30 minutes) to 500 meters (approximately 8-10 minutes) just because the water temperature is 55 degrees.  That is RIDICULOUS!!  I am so upset that I am not going to participate in the event.  It is not worth my time to put on the wetsuit and tear it off for 8 minutes of swim time.  It will take me longer to get the wetsuit on and off than it will to swim...what is wrong with these people?!?!?!  I realize 55 degrees is cold, but there is a reason we have wetsuits and we all would have been just fine!!  We would have warmed up on the bike and run since the daytime temperature is to be 82 degrees with high humidity.

Instead we are going to ride our bike for about 5 hours (80-90 miles).  This will be a much better workout and more worth our time/efforts.  For of those of you who participate, I hope you have fun and enjoy the race!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Week 17 on the IM Moo Training Train

Despite having a VERY quiet house, I had a much more successful training week this week.

Monday:
Ride = 1 hour 25 min
TRX = 45 min

Tuesday:
Run = 45 min

Wednesday:
Brick = 2 hours 20 min

Thursday:
Day Off

Friday:
Nothing...was suppose to swim, but was very EXHAUSTED!!

Saturday:
Run = 1 hour 19 min
Swim = 1 hour 10 min

Sunday:
Swim = 1 hour 10 min
Ride = 2 hours

I would say that is a successful week (in comparison to what I have had lately)...I only missed one workout :)

Looking forward to killing it this week!!  First Triathlon of the season is this Sunday...the water should be nice and cold yet...BRRRR!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Week 16 on the IM Moo Training Train

Our train was again derailed.  We lost our beloved best friend this week...Marathon Sue went to heaven to chase rabbits with Lucky.  It doesn't seem fair that she was in this world for such a short time.  She will forever be loved and missed.

Monday:
Strength Training = 3 hours

Tuesday:
Run = 27 min

Wednesday:
Core = 45 min
Mara went to heaven today

Thursday:
Strength Training = 2 hours 15 min

Friday:
Massage

Saturday:
Run = 1 hour 53 min

Sunday:
Ride = 3 hours 35 min

I am hoping for a much better week next week!!