Well I am now in the 2nd week of my training. So far I feel pretty good except for the fact that my legs are pretty tired today. Let me describe things to date.
My swim is coming along great. The distance has increase a little this week. My workout this week is consists of 350 warm up, 8x25 drills, 4 x 150 intervals, 8x25 kick and another 350 of cool down. Tomorrow is a long swim of 1400 yards without rest. I am feeling pretty good with the swim except on Wednesday i felt real heavy in the water, that is probably because of my birthday party the nighit before - just a little too much food and drink.
My bike workouts are still a favorite - although with the wind we have been having in Colorado I am getting more of a workout than I really wanted. Man, I hate the wind, no matter what direction that I go I feel that the wind is in my face. Yesterday I rode for 90 minutes - 30 minutes out and 60 minutes back. The wind was at about 10-20 mph constantly. That makes it 2x the work that I want.
My run is getting better. I did a brick early this week and felt great. I am running at an average of 9:05 min/mi. That is pretty good for me. My legs are feeling tired tonight but I should be ready for a long run tomorrow. I feel that my pace, cadence, and form are coming together well. I just hope that my body can keep up with this training schedule.
Speaking of my body - I did just turn 44 years old. An average guy at 44 is settled down, sitting back, working a regular job and getting fat. I see guys in my office day in and day out that are my age. 90% of them are overweight and miserable. Here I am busting my ass day in and day out to do what - an Ironman? I must be fricken nuts.
I am fricken nuts - I am nuts for living a great life. I want to continue to work hard at a goal - to work hard at staying healthy. To live everyday to it's fullest. I want to continue to be in love and to share my active lifestyle with the girl of my dreams. I want to continue to build my body up for new and longer events, pushing myself to break my own records. I want to get to heaven like I'm sliding into home plate with a catcher in my way. I want to be totally used up screaming"Wow, What a Ride". So 44 is not that bad. Happy Birthday to ME !!!!!!!!