Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Excellent ride!!

Picked my bike up after a tune up today and it rode GREAT!!! It actually shifted into my large chain ring on the first try, woo hoo! Now I get to have a glass of wine…


  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 05/20/2009
  • Time: 19:48:39
  • Total Time: 1:00:06.00
  • Calories: 947
  • Distance: 19.74 miles
  • Average Speed: 19.71 mph
  • Max Speed: 23.6 mph

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Awesome Swim

Well, the drills are finally paying off!! 1400 yards no stopping except for once to talk to my training partner. She said I looked fluid and fast (that is a relative term I know) but it felt really good too! I am so glad I took the time to stick with the TI drills. Once I get through my race I am going to go back to the drills and really try to improve my stroke but for now I gotta get some yardage in!!


  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 05/19/2009
  • Time: 17:02:22
  • Total Time: 00:40:00.00
  • Calories: 315
  • Distance: 1,408 yd
  • Average Pace: 2:51.89/100yd

Cycle - 1.2 hours - 05/17/2009


  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 05/17/2009
  • Time: 20:52:38
  • Total Time: 1:10:09.00
  • Calories: 1105
  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Average Speed: 17.11 mph

More drills but it is getting better!

more drills but it’s getting better!

I keep losing count of my laps so I error on the side of fewer, I am not unhappy with how things are going, I am not gassed when I get out of the pool and I am feeling more and more confident. Yahoo!


  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 05/17/2009
  • Time: 15:49:57
  • Total Time: 00:40:00.00
  • Calories: 315
  • Distance: 1,100 yd
  • Average Pace: 3:37.6/100yd

Run - 1 hours - 05/16/2009


  • Type: Run
  • Date: 05/16/2009
  • Time: 13:50:39
  • Total Time: 1:02:00.00
  • Calories: 24
  • Distance: 5.28 miles
  • Average Pace: 0:11.74/mile

Cycle - 2 hours - 05/16/2009


  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 05/16/2009
  • Time: 09:21:10
  • Total Time: 1:59:00.00
  • Calories: 1562
  • Distance: 30 miles
  • Average Speed: 15.13 mph
  • Max Speed: 31.4 mph

Swim - 0.5 hours - 05/15/2009


  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 05/15/2009
  • Time: 16:07:21
  • Total Time: 00:30:00.00
  • Calories: 236
  • Distance: 900 yd
  • Average Pace: 3:20.53/100yd

Very tough run!

I feel like I have never run before, tonight’s run kicked my arse, I feel like a gigantic wimp!! Lucky for me it was a point A to point B run or I may not have made it, but I did and I am dang proud!! What got me thorugh tonight’s run was my husband and the thought of all the people who wish that they could go out and run 8 miles but cannot, I am darn lucky!


  • Type: Run
  • Date: 05/14/2009
  • Time: 17:54:05
  • Total Time: 1:29:00.00
  • Calories: 1051
  • Distance: 8.11 miles
  • Average Pace: 10:58.14/mile

Cycle - 0.5 hours - 05/13/2009


  • Type: Cycle
  • Date: 05/13/2009
  • Time: 19:19:05
  • Total Time: 00:30:34.00
  • Calories: 481
  • Distance: 9.1 miles
  • Average Speed: 17.86 mph
  • Max Speed: 25 mph

Swim - 0.7 hours - 05/12/2009


  • Type: Swim
  • Date: 05/12/2009
  • Time: 16:17:51
  • Total Time: 00:40:00.00
  • Calories: 315
  • Distance: 1,200 yd
  • Average Pace: 3:20.53/100yd

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fantastic Mother's Day weekend!!

I know that I am one of the luckiest mom's on the planet!! First I woke up to the command that I could not get out of bed! There was too much going on in the kitchen so I hollered down to see if I could have a cup of coffee delivered, sure enough the cutest waitstaff showed up with a new travel mug full of piping hot coffee with just the perfect amount of half and half added. A few minutes later I am served breakfast in bed; scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, OJ and chocolate chip pancakes, awesome!

I was then treated to the most amazing help while I weeded the garden, was told to go out on my run, it was Mother's Day, take all the time I wanted. After 11 miles I was ready for a little more to eat and a little more coffee so the crew met me at Starbucks for a venti iced coffee and a pumpkin scone and most importantly a ride home!

After a short rest we headed to the pool for some swimming and playing, on the pool deck was a present, my friend got me some serious "bling" for Mother's Day, TYR "bling" goggles, they are pink and blingy and I love them!!! After swimming we were off to Baskin Robiins for some Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream, a perfect day of family and good food!

I sat out on the back patio smiling while I thought back on the day, it was good from end to end. It's funny, my grandfather passed away exactly one year ago today and while I expected to be sad I am pretty sure he helped to contribute to my fantastic day, in fact, I don't think that it was a coincidence that today was the nicest weather day we have had all year, he probably just wanted to be sure that we all had beautiful days, that is just the kind of guy he was; man I miss him...

I may very well be one of the luckiest people on the planet!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Why do I do triathlons?

I stumbled upon a great website, Trifuel, and read a really interesting article that got me thinking (which of course was the point). It was titled "Why Do YOU *Really* Do Triathlons" recently I have wondered what gets me to the pool, when I really don't like to swim? What gets me outside on the trail on Saturday mornings when my bike seat makes my lady-bits feel a little sore? Why did I run 8.25 miles when I was sick? These (plus many more) are all questions that I am going to explore, I think it will be a great exercise and lead me to some reveling things about myself that I may not have known!

Check out the article, it might get you thinking too!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

37 days til race time!!

I knew that the race was coming up but 37 days seems really close! I went in to quick care today and was diagnosed with seasonal allergies and sinusitis; my ear drums are bulging but not infected so that was really good news! I started taking Claritin tonight, hopefully that will shoo all of these aggravating symptoms away; I want to feel like myself again. I have never really experienced allergies and I have to say that I do not like them!!

More than my allergy symptoms, I am frustrated with my nutrition. I am dragging a lot of the time lately and as my workouts get longer and more intense I am finding myself zapped of energy. I had hoped to lose 1 pound a week for 5 week prior to the race but I have put that on hold, I just need to find the right mix of protein, fat and carbs. I think I am eating too much fat because I LOVE avocado (and cheetos, did I say that out loud?), but that is the good kind of fat, right?

Anyway, I hope that this post doesn't sound too negative, I am not feeling negative at all, maybe just a bit overwhelmed, I want to be my best on race day!!!

PS - even thought it kind of freaked me out that the race is only 37 days away, I am also really excited!

PSS - I signed up to volunteer at Ironman, hopefully I will get to be a "catcher" at the finish line!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sick week

This is the end of a tough week of training! I ended up getting sick on Wednesday and I cannot seem to shake whatever it is, I feel the same today (if not worse) than I did when I first started coming down with it. I ended up 4.75 miles short on my running distance and so far about 1200 yards short of my swimming distance...I am going to hit the quick care office this afternoon and see if they can help me. Training is getting way too intense to be laid up!!

I hope you all have a great week ahead!!