Sunday, October 9, 2011

Training hard and enjoying it

I have covered 257 miles in the last 7 days. 41 of those miles were running miles. I have no injuries to complain about. It feels good. I am ready for the half ironman. I will finish. I might not be as fast as I had once hoped, but either way I will finish and it will be a great stepping stone on the trail to St. George.

My bike is creaking and popping like crazy. I have taken it to the shop about the issue like 3 or 4 times over the past three months. No one can find the problem. I even had some know it all cyclist to snarkily tell me to "trim out your front chain ring - because its rubbing." I told him "nice try". "That's not the problem sir" ... as I let him eat my dust. If my creaky bike is that big of a problem to you - why did I just wax you like you were sitting still mi amigo? People are people. I like to train alone or with Carrie. She doesn't care if my bike is creaking.

My taper activities over the next couple of weeks will include lots of abdominal work, Yoga, massage, key "sprintish" like workouts and many swim drills.


1 comment:

  1. I'm exhausted just reading your workout. Will this be your first Ironman?