Ironman 70.3

I have finally finished my mini documentary on my training and entry into an Ironman 70.3 race.

2 years in the making, this is the most time consuming, yet rewarding thing I have probably done in life so far. Training was long, hard, and exhausting… but I am glad to have finished the race […]

Ironman

What a day. Here I sit feeling the after effects of a long race, sore muscles and really sorehip and knee joints. The whole race has become a blur of a memory so I want to write down as much as I can before the memory fades away. You can read more on my fitness […]

Nothing left to do but race

Ironman 70.3 is only a few days away and there is no more training left to do. My body can’t possibly get any more prepared for this years “A” race than it is right now. All I have left to do is figure out the logistics of race day, mentally prep, and get lots of […]

Getting back into the groove

Now that summer weather has finally shown up, I am finding it increasingly difficult to stay on top of my training. Changes at work have left me feeling drained and I don’t seem to have the focus I need to stay where I want in terms of training volume. Ironman 70.3 is at the end […]

Mile Stone…in the water

literally. I swam over a mile non-stop this morning. I needed the confidence boost. The pool was almost empty so I thought it would be a good day to test my total endurance. 2000 meters in 40:07 = 2:00/100 meter pace. I am really happy with my performance. I definitely felt sluggish during the second […]

Race day check up

I’m getting a little nervous, my first Triathlon is tomorrow. 500 meter swim, 17.5 km bike, 5 km run.Now I know I can easily do the distances, and I entered this sprint distance triathlon as an easy opening to the season. I wanted a simple race that would help me work out some of the […]

Back-ordered winter?

Wow what a blizzard this morning. Its not feeling like spring anymore. Its hard to imagine my first triathlon which is only 6 days away when you have blowing snow like this.

On the plus side, I had a great swim this morning moving my average pace down to 1:52 / 100 meters. Although I […]

GET back in the pool!

I feel like I have been cheating on my swims lately. The pool was running reduced hous over Easter so I have only had 1 swim in the last 10 days.

This morning was back at it and I felt slow, even though my times say other wise. I managed to pull off 2000 meters […]

Sweet spring morning

Had a great swim this morning. My average pace is down to 1:54 / 100m taken over the course of 1700 meters worth of swimming. I’m happy to see some progress.

Although I arrive at the pool in total black, when I left I was greeted with a clear dark blue sky as the […]

Going longer now

I decided to try for my longest swim yet. The goal this morning was 1500 meters all in one shot. But I started to cramp up around 1100 and ended my first set at 1200 meters. I am feeling more and more comfortable in the water and with an average pace of 2:00/100 meters for […]