I've said it before and I am saying it again.
" Let The Ride Begin"
I started my new training program this week. I know I have not been blogging lately and I apologize to all of my readers. Life has been changing quickly for me since my divorce but I think it is finally calming down and heading in the right direction.
Since my last entry - I have found someone to enjoy life with. Someone I can love and be loved. Someone I can share my life with. I have been the happiest I can remember in a long time and want it to continue forever. I have been working with my spin class as well as several people to train as a personal trainer. The classes have been going great although with the start of daylight savings the attendance in my classes as dwindled to 6 people or so. But the people showing up for the classes are having a lot of fun.
I have started my training program for the Ironman race. I am now destined to complete the race in September. It is a good thing that I am a thrifty, money conscience person - I will not quit now because I already spent 250.00 on the race. Now I need to train for it. I will complete the race no matter what. So from now on the blogs have to continue so that I can document my progress as well as keep a written journal of the event, thoughts, triumphs and falls during my training and into race week..
My swimming is coming along great. I feel more comfortable in the water this year then I ever did last year. I can now feel the water exerting pressure on my arms. I can feel when I am out of sync, when my form is bad and needs changed. I am not panicked if I get tired and keep pushing onward. I have worked out some boats for my open water swims, I should be able to get in at least 1-2 open water swims per month. Now I am working on my aerobic capacity and length of swims.
Another strong event - my cycling has been very good with all the spin classes I have been doing. It is not quite the same thing, but I have noticed some strength gains on my hill climbs. I need to work on the length of my rides and the distance. I still have both my bikes from last year, Athena - my training bike, Apollo - my race bike, and I have added a Mtn Bike for commuting to work every day. I call the bike "Thor". This bike is giving me at least an additional 6 miles of cycling a day with a gas savings of $20.00 per week. And in this time of high gas prices - the savings are going to get better and better.
Well there is always at least one bad event - At this time running is bad. I have not placed any great amount of time running over the winter. My running is clumsy and I get tired quickly. I know that I need to start taking the running serious. I need to push myself harder in this area than any on the others. I need to be able to run that 26.2 miles in September, and I will need to be able to do it after the other 2 events are done. So I will be pushing the running, I need to get every run in.
Tomorrow I will be doing my first long ride of the season, 2 hours and 15 minutes. I am hoping the wind will not be a factor but this is Colorado - and the wind always blows ----- against you -----no matter which direction you go...........