I haven’t been posting much — know why? Because Ironman Boulder is 109 days away. I was a little scared to check today because if it was less than 100 days of training to go, I might go into full-on panic.
Actually, I feel relatively in control of my training. I’m sputtering along in the swimming, regularly doing 75 to 90 minute workouts in the pool. I’ll add in some open water swims as soon as Colorado decides to stop snowing and the reservoirs get up to at least tolerable in a wet suit temperature. Swimming just isn’t going to be a strong leg…and I’m okay with that.
Riding isn’t going as well — most of my hours are in an extended cycle class (2-3 hours) or on the trainer. (See above on snain — chronic rain and snow.) Don’t get me wrong – we get plenty of nice Spring days, but they never coincide with my schedule. The Elephant Rock century ride is fast approaching, so I’ve got to get more time in on the bike. I’m also a pansy when it comes to going outside — it’s got to be warm enough. No 42-degree riding for this girl.
Running is coming along. I ran a half marathon just a few weeks ago, but not with full go-get-em-ness. I suffered a severe stomach something or other the Thursday-Friday before the race. I was just happy to finish in one piece. So, what’d I do? Turn around and signed up for a half coming up on May 18th to redeem myself. I’ll always be a runner at heart.
Since I’m equally weak in all three, I split my training days equally — spend three workouts (sometimes four for the bike) on each discipline. I also spend two to three workouts per week on functional strength training. All told, I’m at about 15 hours per week right now and expect that to go up to a little more than 20 hours. My energy is waning, but I think that might be due to anemia or a flare up of Hashimotos — the training shouldn’t be overwhelming me so much. It’s bad enough to head to the doc tomorrow….stay tuned.
I did muster some energy today — 2 hours on the indoor cycle, 45 minutes of yoga and I actually cleaned my house but had to put off a swim to do so. That have been the last time for 109 days. Don’t be offended if you stop by and I leave you at the front porch. You’re better off joining me for a run or ride anyway.