Aug.
03
2015

I am an IronMan!

Somewhere around 10:22 pm last night I successfully completed my quest to become an IronMan. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment crossing the finish line. Here's a really brief race report.

I was much faster out of the water than I expected to be.

Aug.
01
2015

Tomorrow is the big day!

Tomorrow will mark not only my 48th birthday, but the culmination of two years' worth of effort. I'll be participating in my first full IronMan triathlon! Not too many weeks ago I thought it was highly improbable that I was going to be able to finish the race. As of today, I'm reasonably confident that I can finish it in about 15.5 hours.

Jul.
29
2015

Multi #6 (Brick)

I rode for about 0:30 and ran for about 0:10.

I'm feeling a little bit tired. I hope that I can get some good nights' sleep between now and the race.

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Jul.
28
2015

Multi #4

I swam in lane 1 for about 0:30. The I ran for about 0:30. I timed my second loop around Kendrick at about 10:50 for a nice easy pace.

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Jul.
26
2015

Zone 1 - Zone 2 Run

I ran for about 1:10. I pretty much did 19 run / 1 walk. I felt comfortable and enjoyed the run.

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Jul.
25
2015

Road Ride Zone 2

I rode for about 2:00. At first I was a bit anxious to just get it done, but I ended up settling in and really enjoying the ride.

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Jul.
24
2015

30 Minute Swim Workout

I did a really easy 0:30 swim. I think I did about 1300 yd.

I had tweaked my back the other day and I also did not get enough sleep last night. So, I figured I nice easy workout was in order. I really enjoyed it. I think it was 100 warmup, 200 kick with fins 100 dolphin/ 100 flutter, 400 IM with fins, 400 pull, 200 cool down.

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Jul.
23
2015

Road Ride Zone 2

I rode for about 1:10. I felt a little bit tired. I had intended to bring a bottle of Skratch, but I left it sitting on the table.

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Jul.
22
2015

Multi #6 (Brick)

I enjoyed a 1:00 ride on a beautiful morning and then ran for 0:15.

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Jul.
21
2015

Multi #4

I had to lay out for a bit of the workout today. The set was 4 X 200 on 4:00. That would basically be a straight 800 as fast as I could manage it. I did 200 / 100 / 200 / 100.

I ran for 1:00 following the run 4 / walk 1 pattern. I was maybe a tiny bit slower than last week, which is okay by me. It's like a natural taper.

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