- HEALTH TRACKER
So I recently signed up for my first full Ironman race.
I have done a few half marathons, a full marathon, a half distance Ironman, but I finally decided it was time for a real challenge.
1. It was on my bucket list and it had intimidated me, I had been avoiding it like the bully after school.
2. I need a focus to help me keep my weight off. I have found that the further I get away from my surgery date, the easier it has become to stray. Bad food choices, grazing, snacking, just not giving a ****! I have become lazy and complacent with my nutrition.
3. I am recovering from a fractured knee cap. That hurt and it was a pain in the A$$(knee really). Well actually the A$$ to from walking funny, I started having some hip and low back and buttocks pain.
4. It is an exercise in positive attitude. In general I have a defeatist glass is all empty kind of mentality. I'm going to try and keep that out of my blog and focus on the positive aspects.
5. It is my excuse for another Tattoo. I'll get one to commemorate finishing the race.
Anyhow the race isn't until next July, but having been out for most of this year due to the knee issues, It is like I am starting from scratch, so I'm giving myself almost two training sessions. #1 session is just to get me healthy enough to begin the 2nd which is focused on the actual event training.
If anyone is interested in seeing what I am doing I will be logging my food and my workouts every step of the way.
You can see how the training is going here: Please feel free to comment and hold me to the coals for any of my posts or lack there of. Thanks!
1500 yards in the pool and an hour on the bike trainer.
Think I am coming down with a stomach bug. Got some GI stuff going on and my kid was throwing up, so we probably have a bug running around the house.
That hour on the bike was pitiful, I couldn't muster any power, it was just a grind to get an hour done.
Rest day on Wednesday, so that came at a good time.
Congrats, just keep on moving, that's all it takes.
Be easy on yourself, if 1.35 was too much take a little bit off. Try for 1 mile until you can do that without being tired. You can always add more as you feel stronger.
Keep up the great work.
It starts at Johnson's beach in Guerneville, CA
Cycle goes through Windsor, Geyserville & Healdsburg CA,
The run is 3 laps in the Windsor CA area.
It's a pretty area to be doing the event, if you have enough time to enjoy the scenery.
It's in my backyard, so I know the bike course really well, and once spring rolls around again I'll probably be training on it every weekend.
Well I'm slow so my first choice would be rule #4, but if for some unforeseen reason I were to run out of ammo and wasn't carrying a backup, I fall back on the run option.
We will see how the recovery goes, I have a lot of run build up to do and my knee is still questionable. I don't trust it yet.
But the race fills up so I had to make the leap and sign up.
Their half distance race filled up in 9 minutes.
The full will take a while longer if it ever does, but I didn't want to take the chance and miss out. Plus forking over that cash makes me take the commitment more seriously.
My registration is in and confirmed for the vineman race.
Now I think I'm going to go puke then start working out
Just gotta keep thinking zombie apocalypse, cardio, cardio, cardio
Good luck with the plastics and the recovery.
Hit the pool today, something between a freestyle, a dog paddle and a desperate attempt to not drown. But I managed about 45 minutes of lap swimming. No idea how far, I always lose track of the number of laps. I need to get one of the lap counters.http://www.amazon.com/SportCount-Inc-LapCounter-90040-Silver /dp/B0016J9NE8
Anyhow the plan is for an hour on the bike trainer tonight after I get my kid to sleep.
Thanks for the suggestions and support.
I know I can grind out a 70.3, but the full distance just has me worried, especially the swim. It's my weakest event and it sets the tone for the whole day.
Guess I'll just have to put in a lot more swim training.