Monday, August 8, 2016

Timberman 70.3 Training Weeks 20-27

I am now through twenty-seven weeks of Ironman 70.3 training (May 23 - July 17) and have completed two more triathlons since my last blog post.  Once again, I want to take a moment to reflect on the work I've been doing and recap the highlights.
Taking Lady out for a ride!

In the last eight weeks I have done:
Swim- 17 workouts, over 11 hours, about 18 miles in the water
Bike- 22 workouts, over 36 hours, over 600 miles on the bike
Run-  23 workouts, over 18 hours, about 120 miles
Core- 3 strength sessions
65 workouts, totaling over 67 hours in 56 days = BUSY!

Feeling triumphant after my first 4 hour bike/4 mile run!

Again, I'm really proud of the work I'm doing.  I know I'm stronger than I've ever been.  Feeling this way makes we wonder, what else can I do???
WallyMan Tri

The above workouts included two triathlons- WallyMan Olympic Tri and MiniMussel Sprint Tri, which I will try to recap in a separate post..... someday!  Training like this keeps you busy. You figure I'm working out a minimum of eight hours a week, and that's just time in motion.  That eight hours a week doesn't include the time I spend maintaining my bike, packing my nutrition, organizing my gear, transportation to workout location (I don't always workout from home), or (the biggest time suck) planning when/where/how I'm going to do the work.  It's incredibly time consuming and I'm starting to miss my family. 
Aren't they beautiful?!

What I Need To Work On

  • Pulling it all together and seeing the big picture.  You know, there really is something to all this talk of nutrition!  I've been practicing eating and drinking like never before.

  • Transitions- I am soooooo sloooooow!

What I'm Proud Of

  • My bike during Mini Mussel.  I felt like I was flying.

  • Continuing to put in the effort Every Single Day.  Like I said, it's time consuming.  I miss my family.  I haven't been able to do the Team CJ things that I wanted to do this year so far.  And I'm not proud of that, but the finish line is almost in sight, I only need to push a little bit longer.

What Else is Going On
Texas Roadhouse Dine to Donate Fundraiser
AYSO Sign-Ups- practice to start in August
Two Family Dinners- one with the Bobbs and one with the Weavers
Extra Time at Work
Camp Emerge Weekend
Speech Therapy for Maggie
ABA Therapy for Cullen
Adopted New Puppy- Welcome Home Macey!!!

So yeah, still busy.  House is still messy.  Meals are only semi-home cooked.  But that's okay.  :)
Doesn't get any better!!!

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