I’m prefacing this blog post with: We have to live in the moment and still live life.
I think the hardest thing about Ironman training is, it leaves little room to be spontaneous. And if you are a spontaneous person like myself, who also enjoys a schedule, it makes life very complicated. haha. I like having a plan, at the same time, I totally love not having a plan, or I like when something new comes up, and then I scratch the plan and do whatever that is.
Also, I would like to add, that last week, I started back at work!!! Yay! I’m back at Internet Marketing Inc., as a Social Media Project Manager, and am so stoked to be back doing what I love! So, ironman training and a real job, are pretty difficult to maintain, if you want to have a life outside of those two things.
So with that here’s the week:
Monday – Rest day
Tuesday – 1hr 15min bike with 8x3min intervals, 10min OTB run, and 2800yds in the pool. SOLID day of training!
Wednesday – 7 mile run – felt awesome during this run!
On Wednesday, I found out that I had a visitor coming from the Dominican Republic, who I was so excited to spend some time with. They were flying in on Saturday and had a 10hr layover on their way to Taiwan for a bike conference. I knew this was going to make the weekend challenging, but I was not going to miss out on seeing them!
Thursday – 1hr 15min bike easy and 2700yds in the pool. Another solid day!
Friday – 6.5 mile run on the treadmill with 5x3min intervals
Saturday – 16.5 mile run
So, I knew I needed to be at the airport by 12:45pm, to pick them up at 1pm. Which meant I needed to leave at 10:15am, because you never know how long it’s going to take to get to L.A due to traffic. So, I made sure to get my long run in, as that’s all I had time for on Saturday, and then had a blast with them all day Saturday. Seriously. I had never been to the Santa Monica pier, but we watched a street show, and rode the ferris wheel. It was so much fun!
Sunday – NADA. After getting home at 1am, I was exhausted from the week. Waking up early, going to bed late, all to get work and training done. So, I slept until I couldn’t, and then I decided the 85 mile bike ride I was supposed to do just wasn’t going to happen, because I wanted to meet some friends at a bar to watch the USA World Cup match vs. Portugal. The World Cup is only every 4yrs, and there was no way I wasn’t going to watch the game. Plus, we have a chance of moving into the next round. Needless to say there was no way, anymore training was getting done for the week.
I have always said, I’m going into this ironman to have fun, and just do it. And I want to live my life in the meantime. I know I will finish, it just might not be the best time I’ve ever had, but I will get through it.
5 weeks to go! It’s coming up fast! :) We’ll see what happens on race day with training like this. haha!
Total Hrs: 9