Sunday, August 13, 2006

14 Days And Counting....

Two weeks out from the big race....mentally, I feel pretty beat up after all the excitement last week. I plan on really scaling back the training in the next two weeks and focus on reducing all stress. I need to find my happy place! I don't feel "amped" about the race but hopefully this will turnaround in the next two weeks. I've come to the realization that a race is not that important in the grand scheme of things.....actually pretty low on the scale......

At least the training is going ok...my legs felt a bit tired on the bike Saturday but probably due to the wind and hills....this was my last focused hilly ride...will probably try and keep everything on the easier side going forward. I ran off the bike for 4 miles and clicked off close to a 7 minute pace....too bad we have to run 26.2 in Ironman....

Saturday
Bike
3:45 Hilly Ride
Bald Peak (29:20)
Blooming Fern
Iowa Hill
62.6 Miles
16.8 MPH
131 HR

T-Run
4 miles
28:33
162HR

Sunday
I talked to Steven yesterday and after hearing about his Forest Park run, I was thinking of heading there for a run but, lazy me, ended up getting a late start. I just ran my typical loop which is ok because it has a good mix of rolling hills...perfect training for Canada. Although, the hills right after the 13.1 mile turnaround at Canada HURT...alot of carnage out there. Since I ran 15 miles on Tuesday, I cut the run a bit short today but still got in a semi-longish run.

Run Stats
1:18:43
10 Miles
154 HR

After the run, I headed to the pool for a swim. This is the one area of my training that I am really worried about. In reviewing my training over the last couple of months, my swims have been few and far between to the tune of averaging two a week. For someone like Chris or Mike who are swimming 2.4 miles and hitting the beach in an hour or less, not a problem....for me, PROBLEM! Oh well, gonna roll with it at this point....I would much rather be undertrained on the swim vs. bike or run.

Swim Stats
1:15
4000 Yards Total
1 x 1000 Free
1 x 250 Drills
1 x 1000 Free
1 x 250 Drills
1 x 1000 Free
1 x 500 Free

Have a good week!

*Peace*

2 Comments:

Blogger IMmike said...

dude. Don't cite me as being a fast swimmer. I have no idea where that swim split came from. I think the course may have been a little short, the water was salty and calm. I don't know. But, I am sure it will be my swim pr for the next 5 or 6 years! Nevertheless, I am wearing it around my neck as a source of amazing pride :-)

I don't really know if it matters when we come out of the water as long as we don't take too much out of ourselves in the process.

You're training has been really good. I'm sure you'll do great up in penticton!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Steven said...

As the day draws near I'm sure the "amperage" will increase for you.

If not, just relax and have a fun day.

Then next year we can REALLY ramp up the amps!

10:50 AM  

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