Reinvention at Forty

Tuesday - July 28

Bike
  • 1h 23m 53s
  • 26.82 miles
  • 19.18 Mi/hr

EZ Bike
Headwinds were brutal today, and forced my HR to spike a few times.

I had this crazy dream last night that I signed up for Ironman Lake Placid.  Thank goodness it was just a silly dream.;)

Bike today.

  • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4

Monday - July 27

Swim
  • 56m 28s
  • 2600.00 meters
  • 02m 10s /100 meters

Endurance Swim / Nice & EZ
First Ironman training swim - kidding!

5 X 400
1 X 500
100 kick board

Life is too short and I'm too impatient.  I cannot do not want to wait another 24 months to become and Ironman and do the Iron Distance.  I'll just go crazy.  I'm going to have to make sacrifices in my life and cut out many things I enjoy, but it will be worth it -- I'm sure.  And most importantly, there still we be DisneyWorld, or a family vacation to somewhere similar at the very least, this year.  Family first; then Ironman. 

It was very exciting watching everyone compete.  I had my laptop on all day on the island of my kitchen and all day long you just heard, "... you're an Ironman!"  It was a lot of fun tracking everyone and watching the finishers coming in all night long.  My wife watched a lot of the footage with me and I think it was clear to her, after seeing the finishing line, why I want so badly to do this.  She's excited to be a part of it and support me. 

The journey begins today . . .

Swim later. 

Sunday - July 26

Run
  • 1h 03m 19s
  • 7.86 miles
  • 08m 04s /Mi

EZ Aerobic Pace
Very humid out.

    Saturday - July 25

    Feel great this morning.  Rest Day/ Family BBQ Day. 

    AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO WISH ALL MY FRIENDS GREAT LUCK AT LP TOMORROW!   

    • Health data: Soreness: 4 Fatigue: 4

    Friday - July 24

    Bike
    • 2h 06m 17s
    • 41.38 miles
    • 19.66 Mi/hr

    Aerobic Bike
    2730 Cal

    I think I broke out of my funk. Who knew all the chocolate devil donuts and cupcakes I've been eating was really just carbo-loading for this nice brickk!

    Legs really loosened up after an hour and I got in "the zone". Dialed in my new fit position and I was really comfortable in the time trial/ aero position and was just pumping away without too much effort. First 60 mins Avg was 19.15 mph so I really picked it up for the second half. Wanted to keep biking for another hour and go for 60 miles but I ran out of nutrition and I really wanted to run, too.

    I'm extremely happy with my Avg HR especially considering it was around 80 degrees. I think this was a breakthough ride for me.

    Run
    • 47m 51s
    • 6.29 miles
    • 07m 37s /Mi

    BRICK Run
    839 Cal

    I was trying to keep the HR down closer to 138-ish, but my legs were so warmed up from the ride, I had a little Race-Day-like adrenaline going, and it was pretty hot out.

    It's 71 degrees and sunny this morning, with a really cool breeze.  This is July?  I mean it's absolutely georgeous outside, but I cannot believe this weather.  I'm going to just go out for a leisurely Bike at lunch.  I really want to enjoy this weather.  And I will have a spare tube with me!

    Again, so looking forward to tracking everyone on Sunday!! 

    Thursday - July 23

    Swim
    • 27m 51s
    • 1500.00 meters
    • 01m 52s /100 meters

    Speed. Was supposed to do 2400. My mind and energy level said, "Yes!" But my body said, "Nope. We're not Recovered from RI yet." Back cramps and leg cramps.

    Swim: WU: 400 warm-up
    MS: 8x25 ez/hard
    8x100 on 1:00 rest - go thru the following set twice:
    - 1.) 75ez – 25 fast
    - 2.) 50ez – 50 fast
    - 3.) 25ez – 75 fast
    - 4.) 100 fast
    100 loosen (easy swim)


    Wednesday - July 22

    Bike #1
    • 23m 55s
    • 7.00 miles
    • 17.56 Mi/hr

    Met my buddy a few miles from my house and not even 5 mins into riding, I got an effing flat. And since I blew threw 4 tubes this weekend, I hadn't a spare on me. My friend lent me his spare, which turned out to be a size 700 X 36 and I was like, "Dude, you got a tube that is way too big!" So I used it just to ride home.

    When I was changing the flat I pulled a hunk of glass out off the tire. Looks like the Pro 3 is going on the shelf and I'm breaking out the GatorSkin.

    This is all part of my Post A Race Funk I'm in. The key words being "Post" and "Race". Meaning, I'm not happy I'm in a funk right now, but I'm glad it hit now and didn't hit Pre Race!

    Run
    • 39m 19s
    • 4.76 miles
    • 08m 16s /Mi

    With the Bike bagged, I started running. I planned to Run off the bike anyway. Kept it very EZ, extremely Aerobic.

    Eagleman took nothing out of me ; Rhode Island took almost everything out of me! I don't forsee myself having any speed again till the first week in August.

    Bike #2
    • 1h 07m 25s
    • 22.12 miles
    • 19.69 Mi/hr

    New tube, gatorskin-ultra on the back, some cooler evening air, and I found a little bit of biking legs.

    Maybe I'll wake up and Run and Swim tomorrow. Hoping this is me coming out of my smelly funk ;)

    Sport
    • Stretching
    • 15m

    Little Yoga, foam rolling and tennis ball torture on my glutes. My left glute still hurts from hammering down that Monster Hill at Rhode Island!

    Still in a funk.  Binged on cans of spray whipped cream and iced cup cakes yesterday :)   Maybe I'll get out bike and run today. 

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