Wednesday, March 31, 2010


So.... I have had 2 not so fun open water experiences in the past couple of weeks, so I'm emersing myself in the swim. I had a technique session with Nick yesterday and basically I'm starting from scratch!

Just left the pool - it was a tough 4x500 workout because I'm focusing on my arms and my body rotation. Wow!  I'm going to struggle for a while until I get more experience.

I'm excited for the challenge... !! 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bike workouts CAN be fun?!

Back from a glorious trip to Tahoe with a great group... now back to the real world. To work by 730am, put in a solid day of catch up, and left around 530 to meet Tyson for a bike workout. My first ever official bike workout.

15 min warm-up. 13 minutes at 160 HR and 2 minutes rest x4.  My base training HR zone is 143-153, so 160 isn't too far out of my regular range.  But, I've had a tough time getting my HR up lately.  Not sure what that means.

I'm meeting with Nick in the next couple of days. Worried a bit about the amount of training I'm supposed to be doing, and about fitting it all in. And worried about my HR being too low.

Endurance swim workout in the morning...

Friday, March 19, 2010


I'm taking this week off to snowboard... I thought there would be a pool here, but nope.  Just me and the mountain!  Last day of boarding tomorrow, then back to town and back to training... :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

First Pool Workout EVER!

just finished my first pool workout... 2400 meters of water, including a variety of speeds and intervals, and it felt GREAT!  I can't believe it, but I might just survive the Ironman 3800m swim!

I'm so very excited!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Nutrition - why don't I want to eat?

I'm going through a strange food abnormality... when I really started training earlier in the year, I was always hungry.  Now, I'm barely eating... no appetite. No hunger, nothing sounds good. I'm eating only partial meals. Hmmm... not sure what's wrong or why. Need to keep monitoring this.


I can't believe how excited I am about training in 2010. I just met with Nick from Durapulse last Thursday to get started on a coaching program.

With all my running training background, I was thinking I didn't really need or want a coach. But I have to tell you that I am soooooooooo geeky excited about it!  I got my first training schedule last week and I can hardly stand it.  Its like an addiction!  I can't wait to get up in the morning, follow the plan and track how it felt.