I can't honestly remember that last time I put in a full week of training. But this past week changed that. With only 20 weeks until Ironman Louisville I knew I had to make some changes. There were constant mental battles to talk myself into actually doing the workouts. Each session felt like it was … Continue reading One week down, 19 to go!
It's exactly 20 weeks until IM Louisville and the only shape I'm in is round. So once again it's time to get my ass in gear. IM Louisville will be my 3rd Ironman and I'm well aware of the work that needs to be done to finish without regretting toeing the line. For the next … Continue reading 20 Weeks
The pool I go to has the WORST lap swim schedule on the planet. My plan was to take my kids to the play center while I did a swim workout. But to my surprise, there was no lap swim between the hours of 11 & 2 because of summer camps & swimming lesson. So … Continue reading Making lemonade
It's been so long since I've been on this site, that I forgot my password to login! I've been busy. Since when is that a valid excuse for not working out? ... It's not. But that hasn't stopped me from using it for the last year. Between working on my startup RentSpek, working part time … Continue reading The wrong kind of PR
With Michigan Titanium behind me, I've starting going over how I trained (or didn't train) for the race. After having completed Ironman Wisconsin the year before, my thought was that some missed runs, rides or swims will not make or break my chances of crossing the finish line. That mentality is what led to my … Continue reading Simulated Coaching
Yeah yeah yeah. It shouldn't be a shock that I have done very little training. Which is pretty scary considering my "A" race, Michigan Titanium is only 76 days away. I had a "big" training week and I think I needed it to affirm that I could still finish the race. Now finishing well... Thats … Continue reading Starting Over – 76 Days to Titanium
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It's that time of year again. We're not sure which way the weather if going to lean but it doesn't matter because race season is right around the corner! I have some great races lined up starting with the Shamrock Shuffle 8k on April 7th. I decided to make my racing count again this year … Continue reading Time to race for a cause.
It's been my common excuse for not training lately. It's obvious that the "I don't have time" excuse doesn't t make sense for me, but I'm still falling for it. For the past 3 years of training I've been a full-time employee, parent and want to be Ironman. Things have changed a little over the … Continue reading Stop saying you don’t have time!
Tuesday was the first time I've been swimming since IMWI. It was pretty nice. I can't say the other swimmers who had to see me and the seam splitting 15+ pounds I've put on all crammed in to a speedo felt the same way [go ahead, think about that and enjoy]! This was going to … Continue reading Time for a Reboot