I am excited, and on July 25th 2011 when I hand over a huge amount of money for the priviledge of putting it all on the line in 2012, I will be properly scared.
This will be our first attempt at full ironman distance. We are looking into hiring a coach as we look ahead to 140.6 miles. It is so hard to know who you will work best with. There are very few coaches in NEOhio!! So we will probably be working with someone totally through email/phone.
But I am getting ahead of myself...having not blogged for one full month let's get caught up on what is going on...
*John and I are religiously following Jorge's 14 week cycling plan. We used it last year and found some good gains on the bike over the off season. We both love having a very structured plan to follow.
*I am trying to build up a good running base so that I can dive into 'official' Boston marathon training after the first of the year.
*Trying to get in good workouts while teaching and coaching swimming takes planning and discipline.
*The family is in week 6 (after repeating week 4 and 5) of the 100 pushup challenge. We will be attempting the 100 pushups just before Christmas.
*We have decided to race Syracuse 70.3 on September 18, 2011 and are also going to try to fit in more Olympic distance races this summer.
**I have had two snow days. Living in NEOhio brings on Lake Erie lake effect snow!!
**I seem to be having so many conversations with my son and husband about what 'gadgets' are wanted/needed for triathlon at the stage I am in. Should I get a aerohelmet? Would I ever get a tri bike? Do I need a power meter? Should I look into a computrainer? I am in general happy to stay away from the majority of the gadgets and just train hard and race hard. But should I be looking for some more efficient ways to train, and some 'free' speed? I think this is in need of a post all itself.
As I posted on my fb status on Saturday after a good run...Time to start paying the price for a good race, good races don't come cheap!!!
Heading down to the 'pain cave'/basement to do 6 by 4 minute intervals at 100-105% LT with 45 seconds rest on the bike trainer. with 15 minute warmup and 10 minute cool down.