Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Week Two Training and Totals

Tuesday 12/13/2011
Run 5:00 am
5.4 miles
Total Time: 48:14
Pace: 8:56

Swim 4:30 pm
W/U: 6x100
Main: 4x400
C/D: 2x150 pull
Total: 2500 yards

Wednesday 12/14/2011
Bike 5:00 am
60 min. easy ride on the trainer.

Swim 5:00 pm
W/U: 5x50
Main: 2x500
the first was 9:51 the second was 9:24.
C/D: 250
Total: 1500 yards

Thursday 12/15/2011
Bike 4:30 pm
wu: 10:00 at RPE 2-3
main: 5 x ( 5:00 at RPE 3-4 with last30 seconds fast spin at RPE4,
2:00 at RPE 2 )
Total time: 45 min

Friday 12/16/2011
Swim 4:30 pm
speed day
wu: 300 continuous.
main: 10 x 100 descend 1-5 and 5-10
2 fast times were 1:38 and 1:36
cd: 200 continuous
Total: 1500 yards

Run 7:45 am
7.08 miles
1:07:00 total time
9:27 pace

Ride 1:30 pm with Tiffany
33.30 miles
1:56:33 total time

Swim: 5500 yards
Bike: 3 hours 45 min.
Run: 12.48 miles

Week One Training and Totals

Sunday 12/04/2011
5 miles @ 8:43 pace
43:44 total time

Monday 12/05/2011
WU: 200 swim, 200 pull, 50 kick, 200 swim
Main: 1500 in 34:12
CD: 4x50
Total: 2350yds.

Tuesday 12/06/2011
60 min bike

5 miles on the treadmill
Total Time: 46:22
Pace: 9:16

Wednesday 12/07/2011
4x75 last 25 of each backstroke
3x400 each harder than the last
150 cool down
Total: 1650 yards

Thursday 12/08/2011
8 miles on the Longleaf Trace with Jenny.
Total Time: 1:12:58
Pace: 9:07

Friday 12/09/2011
45 minutes, on the trainer
wu: 10:00 at RPE 2-3
main: 4 x ( 5:00 at RPE 3-4 with last30 seconds fast spin at RPE4,
2:00 at RPE 2 )
cd: 7:00 work down to RPE3 then RPE2 to finish

Saturday 12/10/2011
Speed Day
WU: 400 continuous. Last 50 in each 100 is a kick.
Main: 8x100 EBEH (each 100 = 25Easy, 25Build, 25Easy, 25Hard)
CD: 6x25, each slower than the last.
Total: 1350 yards

Sunday 12/11/2011
90 min long ride.

Swim: 5350 yards
Bike: 3.15 hours
Run: 18 miles

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Here is some motivation for EVERYONE!

I found this while running on the treadmill yesterday. I think that EVERYONE could use this in their everyday life. There are a lot of great quotes that I plan on using in my classroom very soon!

I LOVE this one:

Here are a few more:
"There are only really two types of people. Those who say I can't, and those who say I can!"

"The unknown, we all fear it."

"Pain is about seeing how strong you are."

"It's up to you, and only you!"

"If it is really going to matter, it may be something no one understands, except you."

"If it matters that much to you, I UNDERSTAND!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Trainer Ride and Run on a Wet and Cold Day

This morning was the first time that I had to do my ride on the trainer. My alarm went off at 4:30 and I was on the bike by 5:00. I realized that this was going to be a pretty boring thing to have to do all winter, so I decided to point my computer at me and and watch a movie. Today's selection was, "We Were Soldiers." Great movie to start my hour long session on the bike. I have a feeling that I will be watching a lot of movies and shows in the next few months.
My Table of Good Stuff

Today I got home from work and wanted to do my 5 mile run outside, but decided against that when it was raining and the temperature was about 42 degrees. Back to the dreaded treadmill I go. I had a great run considering it was on the treadmill. I had a little help from my friends, Dave Matthews, Green Day, and a few Ironman Motivation videos on youtube to get me through the run. In all it was a really good day of training.
Here is how I finished it off!
Gluten Free Shrimp Pasta

Gluten free pasta (I like corn pasta the best)
1 - onion
shrimp cooked in the onions and white wine
sauce - pictures of the sauce used are pictured below (Classico Vodka Sauce)
It says gluten free on the back! I wish all places did this!!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

And it begins...

20 weeks from today I will be doing the New Orleans Half Ironman! I took all of last week off from everything and decided to catch up on work and be lazy. I was actually not supposed to start my training until tomorrow, but decided to get the run part in today so I would not have to get up at 4:30 in the morning to fit in the run. Now all I have to do is get the swim in after work tomorrow.

I am excited to start the training, but it's not going to be easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

Today: 5 miles @ 8:43 pace