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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Training is going GREAT!

I have but one problem.

I don’t really know what I’m training for…

My training log is b!tchin’….

I’ve never put up these kinds of numbers before:

10 straight months of 100+ miles running

June saw consistent weekends of 60 miles cycling and 10 miles running

In July I had a goal of 3,000 minutes of training for the month…. I hit over 3,500…
Averaged over 100 miles of riding and 10 miles of running every weekend.

August is more of the same with 95 mile rides the past 2 weekends followed up with by a long run. Yesterday was a 20/12 brick.

Ironman training is going great… except for 2 things…

1. I am not signed up to race *anything*
2. My 3 swims this year were all in races.

I have considered B2B… and it’s still open but…. My oldest daughter turns 16 on the day after the race… I think that puts that out of the question… I’ll do this one day… the swim with the current is too sweet to pass up.

GFT is Saturday, October 24, 2009… a possibility… although Lake Minneola is not my favorite swim venue.

The ½ IM route is much easier.

The Florida Challenge Triathlon is Sunday, September 27, 2009
ATLANTIC COAST TRIATHLON (another ½ IM) Saturday October 3, 2009.

I might simply do both of these races and call it a season.

Input? Ideas? Advice?


B.o.B. said...

Hm. I say do what you feel and what fits best in your schedule. Not all race have the best routes but if they are tough and you get through them you'll be much better for it. Great training stats!

As fas as the G2 is concerned I switched to it from the regular Gatorade cause it upset my stomach. Seems the G2 does as well. I don't process sugar that well for some reason. I know I need the calories and carbs and electrolytes but I am trying to find the best mix so I don't get sick. ;)

Lesser is More said...

Do whatever fits the schedule. If you can't fit in an IM, you'll be able to crush a 1/2 IM with all the training you are doing. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Figure out what you can do and sign up for it quickly so you are committed to it. Best of luck!