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7 Weeks to Ironman Arizona

GASP! Why does 7 weeks seem like such a short time away!?!?! I need to SWIM! I need to BIKE! I need to RUN!! I need to SWIM AND BIKE AND RUN!! AHHHH!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2014: I woke up late. Dang it, I need to swim!! To get what I could I rushed to the pool and knocked out 1,500 (30x50 ~25 HARD 25 easy) as opposed to my 3,300 planned :/ Better something than nothing!! Made it on time to work my shift at the shop for the day... A girls gotta make a living!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014: another early alarm to hit the road before work. 5 hour bike ride, 88 miles. It was a cool morning (too cool for my liking) but warmed up quickly. I'm often asked what I eat on a long bike ride (or before). Today: 2 toaster waffles with peanut butter before bike. On bike: 1 eGel, 1 Gu, 2 Honey Stinger Waffles (each of these in half every 25 minutes ~so, half an eGel, 25mins, half a Gu, 25mins, half a waffle, 25mins...). I also grabbed a Gatorade in my 4th hour ~remember those electrolytes! While a great bike, I was super pooped by the end! Spent the rest of day working at the shop.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014: started it right with a 45 minute run. 4.5 miles. Finally hitting some 9:30min miles; cooler morning (thumbs up). Spent the rest of day at the shop. Hit a 60min spin on the trainer after work for 19 miles. 


Thursday, September 25, 2014: one 3,500 meter swim at the SEABEE Base. Took me about an hour. 250 warm up, 2 x 1,500, 250 cool down. I'm pooped! But headed to work at the shop... 


Friday, September 26, 2014: another super early wake up to time the Keesler Mini Triathlon. That must have pumped me up cause I had a GREAT 2 hour run afterwards hitting almost 12 miles. Spent the rest of the day working at the shop. Are you noticing a pattern? I worked A LOT this week!!!...

Saturday, September 27, 2014: worked a race this morning (timed it) and then ran around town with errands for the Rhino Run. Realized very quickly that there was no way I was gonna get any official training in. HOWEVER! I biked the trail about 90mins (30mins each time) to set up cones. I also did enough lifting, squatting, bending, and snatching for a CrossFit competition... Rhino Run SUCCESS and 4am to bed...

Sunday, September 28, 2014: you'd think I would sleep in after a 4am to bed. It's 8am. I'm awake. I'm supposed to swim today. We'll see if that happens. I might take a mandatory rest day. Nope, hiked 5 miles on the Tuxachanie Trail (Rhino Run cleanup). Ran 2 of those miles. About 2. Who knows, I was tired. And hungry. Hangry...

Word of the week: WORK
I have to admit, I don't know how people work full time and train for an Ironman. Especially if they have kids or a spouse or any kind of life whatsoever. My schedule was PACKED full all week!

Swim: 3.1 miles
Bike: 107 + 12 trail miles (on a road bike ~difficulty level 10 ~stupidity level 10)
Run: 16.5 (I'd love to know how many miles I "ran" all day Saturday...)

I feel like this was a successful week considering working so much at the shop. It's not easy juggling life but training continues!!