April 19, 2011

Week Two - The Juggling Act

Last week was only my second week of Ironman training and it was already a monumental juggling act. The week-long business trip to Colorado involved two long travel days and totally wiped me out. Despite the hectic schedule, I managed to get in all planned workouts. Thankfully it was a lighter week due to the lack of swim and bike opportunities, but a good week nevertheless.

The Numbers:
  • Bike - 90.63 miles, 5:52:23
  • Run - 8.5 miles, 1:15:00
There were no swims on the schedule and as you can imagine, I didn't miss them! As I ease into Week 3 I'm feeling a bit tired and have definitely had a hard time getting back into the groove. I think it will take a few more weeks to get used to the 5:30am wake-ups and absolute lack of free time. It's not like this is my first time around so I'm not sure why it's so challenging. I just have to keep reminding myself that 5:30 will soon turn to 5, then to 4:30 and eventually 4 or earlier. Those mornings are rare, but during my peak last season I had at least one per week. I should enjoy the rest while I can!

I'm heading north to beautiful Lake Placid this weekend and am hoping to get out on the course. It's one of my favorite rides so Mother Nature, please cooperate. Thanks in advance.


  1. You'll adjust to the rigors of hard training soon - you're body will get used to it and become easier. As you know :). I hope you have a great weekend in L.P. - I've never been there but hear it's beautiful!!

  2. U didnt miss any training workouts is awesome

    and this year has been WAY more difficult for me to get up at 5am...hoping to turn that around big time over the next month.

    Have fun in LP!


  3. Congrats on successfully juggling your workouts!! Good luck on week 3. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  4. Drink an Ubu ale for me this weekend!



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