ironman canada | week eight
Does anyone else get a bit cranky during Ironman training? Because I had on some serious crabby pants this past week. Ugh. The unorganized house, dusty wood floors, eating dinner at 9:30p, Garmins strewn about on the dining table, FOUR bikes in the living room, mountains of laundry, crunchy chlorine hair… I’m taking a deep breath and reminding myself that I don’t have to do this, I GET to do this. I get to train for an Ironman. I get to swimbikerun every single day. And, despite the crazy disarray at home, early morning and evening workouts, and not much free time for anything else, it is pretty awesome.
Plus, I have some pretty fantastic training partners: my lovely hometown girls Nanette-Sarah-Sonia-Suraya and my rockin’ #teamSOAS ladies! How did I get so lucky to have such incredible, strong women in my life?! I have to pinch myself everyday 🙂
Anyway, other than snapping a bit at my other half one time too many last week (sorry, baby!), week eight of Ironman Canada training was pretty solid.
Progress continues in the pool… during a descending 100s workout, I hit a 1:31, a time I didn’t think possible just eight weeks ago. Apparently lots of time in the pool actually pays off!
I zonked out in Saturday’s savasana after a hard vinyasa sequence that showed me just how crazy tight my hips are. Even warrior two kind of hurt! (Also, denim wunder unders aren’t the best if you sweat buckets during class.)
And, a solo Sunday morning 11.45-mile run – the longest since last summer – goes by much quicker on a new(ish) running route. Can’t go wrong running along the mighty Mississippi!
In non-training news…
We renewed our passports! Bimini… one week! Not that I’m counting…
Channeling spring with polka dots, lilac and melon… it kinda worked because temps hit the mid 50s this past weekend.
Nick’s a natural, don’t you think?
And, much of the weekend was spent cuddling with my fave little lady 🙂
Weekly stats: 10 hours, 49 minutes.
|Swim||6,900 yards, 2:33:41|
|Bike||43.13 miles, 2:43:27 (trainer)|
|Run||26.77 miles, 3:53:23|
|Yoga||one class, 60 minutes|
This week: I got my bike fit tonight by the bicycle fit guru, Chris Balser (more on that later this week). I’m beyond impressed and cannot wait to ride on Wednesday. Also up this week, three long(er) runs, including some rollie pollies on the treadmill.
Have a fab week, friends!