Monday, July 16, 2012

Week in Review

For me, it is always hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation. I was able to do some running and swimming on vacation, but I was on vacation, so I wanted to relax a bit, but I also did not want to take any steps backwards from my training, so this week was important to me. I only have about 50 something days left before my Half Ironman triathlon, so I think I know where I need to be at this point.

Monday- Travel day back from Florida (it seems like it was so much longer than a week ago)

Tuesday- Nothing- I got called in to work at 2AM due to a burglary, so it messed up any thoughts on working out.

Wednesday- 23 mile ride on the trainer. I am still seeing positive results from using the trainer during the week.

Thursday- 1500 swim followed by a 4 mile run. This was not a speed set, but I vowed earlier to not make it a treadmill run and I kept that vow. Made the run better, even thought it rained on me.

Friday- rest day- I really thought about adding some workouts to Friday, but I knew I had a big weekend coming up so I stuck to the plan.

Saturday- 40 mile ride. It rained on us as well, and I hate riding in the rain. Come to think of it, all a majority of my bigger races have had rain on the bike segment. I also finished out the day doing yard work on Saturday.

Sunday- 10 mile run at 4PM. We went to church that morning, there was no way I was going to get up early enough to knock off 10 miles, then we had to drop our older boys off at church camp, which took about 3 hours round trip, then we were suppose to meet some friends at their house to cook spaghetti for a homeless group (we do this once a month), so in order to get my run in, I ran to their house which was exactly 10 miles away!  It worked out beautifully!

This weekend really gave me a good confidence boost, as far as mentally knowing I can do the distances. I still have plenty of time to work on things to prepare even more. My goal is to beat my previous HIM time of 7:35. I know these are different courses (IM Branson vs. NashVegas 70.3), and the bike shouldn't be so hilly, but the distance is the same. So, I really expect to have a better time.

Thankfully this is a recovery week, cause I am sore after this weekend, but I am ready to hit it hard and fast this week. Coming soon is a post on my new Tri Team I joined and another post I am working on called "20 things you will never hear me say" Thanks for reading!!!


  1. nice job fitting in all your workouts. Its crazy what we have to do sometimes.

  2. #1 "Honey where is my Creed CD?"

    1. LOL, How did you know that was on the list???


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