Bike
  • 7h 32m 43s
  • 128.03 miles
  • 16.97 Mi/hr

17.0 avg speed 29.9 max speed
90 avg cadence 116 max cadence

Run
  • 25m 50s
  • 2.21 miles
  • 11m 41s /Mi

xx degrees xx% humidity xx mph wind

29 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm a little tired this morning but am up early do to a long ride with Wynn this morning. We are heading out to Montauk this morning for a 120 mile plus ride. I am planning to follow it up with a 3 mile run.

Holy crap what an epic ride with Wynn today! We did 128 miles, I can't believe it. I followed it up with a 2.2 mile run. The ride was 7:32 minutes. What a great ride, we rode through so many beautiful scenic areas it was awesome. The ride down Dune Rd in Westhampton was really nice. We stopped over the on the top of the bridge as we left just to admire the view over the water.

As we headed out east to Montauk I have never seen so many runners and bikers out ever! We must have seen at least a 100 people running or biking. So going out wasn't bad, I was getting a little tired heading into Montauk and there is some climbing there but I did make it into town and we stopped at the 7-Eleven to refuel. The weather was great but the wind heading in was rough. It was brutal on the way back home. So we did 65 miles into Montauk.

Heading back we took a little bit more of a direct route but hit a lot of the side roads we rode in. We stopped a few times on the way back. Wynn got a flat and we stopped to eat quickly as we were both in need. We also had to get more fluid so we hit a mini mart on the last stop. I hit 112 miles at around the 6:27 mark. When we hit 118 miles Wynn was like let's stay on Montauk Hwy and take the most direct route which we did.

The final leg was down Park Manor Rd to Eastport Manor Rd. After I hit 125 miles the last 3 miles I could barely pedal. I was doing 10 to 13 miles and hour just willing myself on. I really did not think I could do anymore however we did hit the light to turn onto Route 111 so I got a break and was able to pick up my pace and we got back to Wynn's house. He has a big ass hill the street before so you have to climb it to get into his development. He always says it sucks going up there after a 100 miler and he is right, it totally sucks. In any case I did make it up the hill.

So Wynn was like are you gonna try and run or are you done? I said I'm gonna run a few miles at least just to see if I could do it and to see how I felt. I did manage to get 2 miles in which was good. I was able to run and could've run some more so that was a good sign. I wasn't sure I could do it as I was toast when I got off the bike. The good thing was that I was able to do that ride, no quit and run. It was hard, tough ride today, the wind was no joke either. I'm very happy to just have been able to do this today. Damn I've come a long way.

I don't think I'll ever do that again!

  • Calories out: 8678 From lifestyle:2278, From activities:6399
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 4
Swim
  • 40m 01s
  • 1722.00 meters
  • 02m 19s /100 meters

OWS at Wildwood Lake

30 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? Not bad surprisingly, I expected to be sore this morning. I am little tired and the bottom of my right foot is sore. I'm not sure if it was from the bike or from running or both. Today I am planning to swim at Wildwood lake with Wynn, Teresa and Susan weather permitting. If not I will get an hour in at the pool this evening. Either way swim only today as I have my longest training day set for tomorrow.

The weather held out and we got a really good swim in this evening at Wildwood Lake. It was just a little choppy in the middle on the way out but it calmed down and was smooth the rest of the way and for back leg. It was overcast but still great, the water was perfect tonight. Good easy workout because I will be attempting my longest ride tomorrow with Wynn. We are looking at 122 miles and then I plan on running 3 miles off the bike. He did mention we are stopping at a place that has donuts so I'm totally motivated by that. I hope it's on the way back because I'll need all the sugar I can get.

  • Calories out: 2917 From lifestyle:2557, From activities:359
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3
Run
  • 1h 58m
  • 10.25 miles
  • 11m 30s /Mi

76 degrees 82% humidity 13 mph wind

Bike
  • 1h 15m 28s
  • 21.48 miles
  • 17.08 Mi/hr

Indoor on the trainer
17.1 avg speed 18.8 max speed
83 avg cadence 91 max cadence

31 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? Man I am so tired this morning thankfully I got a break since my daughter took the day off so I got to sleep in. However I finished my workout so late last night I could not take advantage of it. I'm trying to cram in all this training as I don't have much time left. Today it will be another indoor affair same thing as last night, 1:15 on the trainer and 10 miles and around an 1:45 on the treadmill. Tomorrow I'll swim at Wildwood but the weather for today and tomorrow is not looking promising. We'll see how it goes if not I'll be at the pool for an hour.

So the rain held off for the afternoon and evening other then it being humid and muggy out it wasn't bad out. I decided to get the run done first and then do the bike indoors. I just could not get myself to run on the treadmill tonight.

The run was actually tough it was a little windy as well but the humidity just totally sucked. My legs were pretty dead this evening. I think I did well just getting the 10 miles in. It wasn't fast by any means but I got it done. I wasn't sure I'd have anything left for the bike but I actually did and I think it was good for a while. My legs sort of came to life and I was able to give a decent effort. The last 30 minutes just seemed to go on forever I just couldn't wait to finish tonight.

Again I got it done so pretty good workout being very fatigued today and some suspect legs. It was good to do this so I understand how it feels. I always say to myself when I'm struggling or not feeling good or starting to suffering during a workout that is will be a 100 times worse during Ironman Wisconsin so just keep going. I think it'll help if and when I d hit the wall in IMWI.

I'm so tired right now I just don't know how people do this every year. I can't wait to get to the taper and I can't wait for it to all be over. I just want to crawl in to bed and hibernate for the winter. I seriously underestimated the effort it would take to do this and am totally amazed at how people do two or three IM's a year. Just pure insanity.

  • Calories out: 4674 From lifestyle:2461, From activities:2213
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 8 Overall Workout: 3
Bike
  • 1h 15m 27s
  • 21.57 miles
  • 17.15 Mi/hr

Indoor on the trainer
17.2 avg speed 18.5 max speed
83 avg cadence 89 max cadence

Run
  • 1h 52m 28s
  • 10.04 miles
  • 11m 11s /Mi

Indoor on the treadmill
5.2 - 5.6 speed 0 - 11.5 incline 239 vt feet
6 miles of IMWI run course via iFit, 4 miles no incline

32 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired and my legs are still heavy from this past weekend's century. I can't believe it. I have decided not to do a long run this week. I am going to do 3 mid runs of 10 to 12 miles and will get a 20 mile run in next week. The weather is going suck the next 3 days with the rain and chance of thundershowers anyway. Today I will do an hour on the bike and then follow that up with a 2 hour run. It will probably be indoors.

I got a very late start today on my workout. I wound up doing it indoors and I didn't finish until 10 PM tonight. Thankfully my daughter took off from work tomorrow so I can sleep in yay! I got and 1:15 on the trainer tonight and just kept it moderate paced wth a little but higher cadence to get the legs loose for the run.

I did two runs, 6 miles of the IM Wisconsin course and then I did 4 miles of no incline for just over 10 miles and just under two hours. I really, really had to force myself to stay on the treadmill running. I just could not get focused on doing the workout. My mind wanted me to quit so badly but I just refused to do it. At this point there is no way I can quit any workout. I'm so closed to doing this I can't even be thinking like that. It was cool though I finished the workout and I shut those voice in my head down.

I get to do it all over again tomorrow the same 3 hour workout and another late start. I feel like I'm in college trying to pull an all nighter before an exam. I just have to put my head down, suck it up and get this down. It's all gonna pay off come race day.

  • Calories out: 4748 From lifestyle:2465, From activities:2283
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3
Swim
  • 1h 00m 20s
  • 2527.00 meters
  • 02m 23s /100 meters

OWS at Wildwood Lake

33 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning I went to bed too late last night. I need to get more rest and sleep but it's just so hard to do. Too many things going on and it's never ending. Today I will swim at Wildwood lake for an hour and I would like to get an hour on the bike afterwards.

Well I didn't get the hour bike workout in but I did get my swim in this evening with Teresa and Sanjeev. It was really a great evening to swim, a little windy but the water wasn't really that choppy, maybe just a little. I did one long and one short out and back. Not bad I kept it easy and swam about as well as I can. I need to catch up tomorrow I am thinking about ditching the long run this week and doing like 3 mid distance runs of 10 or more miles. I need to think about this.

My long ride this week with Wynn is going to be a 122 mile affair out to Montauk. I think Wynn is really trying to kill me at times but at least we are not going all the way to the lighthouse. There are some pretty decent climbs out to the lighthouse thankfully he spared us from doing them.

  • Calories out: 3124 From lifestyle:2576, From activities:548
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 3
34 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm a little tired and sore after the century ride and run brick. I'm feeling every one of those 106 miles this morning! Overall though I don't feel that bad. I would like swim today but I don't think I can. I need to pick my daughter up from work so I will be getting a late start this evening. I'm leaning towards a bike ride and maybe following that up with a short run if I'm feeling good enough. We'll see how it goes.

What a beautiful day it was today and guess what? I didn't train today and probably a good thing as well. I'm tired and my body definitely needed the break today. I'm sure I'll get 18 hours in this week one way or another so this was well deserved after yesterday's accomplishment.

The only exercise I got was walking my dog Luna twice today, once around noon and a longer one this evening. I left the Garmin and the heartrate monitor home for this. We had two nice walks today. To be honest I can't wait for the IM thing to be over in this regard so I can spend more time walking her and working with her to get her better trained. Back to work tomorrow.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 8
Bike
  • 5h 37m 56s
  • 103.00 miles
  • 18.29 Mi/hr

62 - 78 degrees 50 - 75% humidity wind calm to very windy
18.3 avg speed 28.9 max speed
87 avg cadence 117 max cadence

Run
  • 35m 59s
  • 3.08 miles
  • 11m 40s /Mi

78 degrees 45% humidity 9 mph wind

35 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning I went to bed too late and am up early for my century ride to Orient Point with Wynn. We are looking to get at least 100 in and I will follow that up with a 3 or 4 mile run. It will be a good confidence builder for me to do this.

I had a great ride with Wynn today out to Orient Point. He took me on a lot of less traveled and scenic roads which was awesome and it wasn't all flat either. We were mainly aero for this ride but there were a lot of rollers on the side roads out to Orient Point. I didn't try and chase Wynn as he was on the tri bike today. I knew I could not keep up with him so for me it was JRA (just ride along) at my hopeful IM pace. It worked out well we didn't stop much and made good time out there.

On the way back about 65 miles in Wynn broke a couple of spokes on his rear wheel. We did ride through some rough patches as they were doing road work on Route 25 and it was passable but not good. He had to phone Teresa to get him so I did the rest solo unfortunately and it was a more direct route mainly staying on Sound Ave. So I wound up with 103 miles and would have had more if Wynn didn't have that problem. It's still all good I'm very happy to get this ride in and a little disappointed that I didn't get to finish it up with Wynn.

I did well, my JRA strategy worked well. There was alot of wind today. It seemed I was riding in a headwind on the way out and on the way back. It slowed me down for sure but I didn't try and push it. I wanted to make sure I had enough to complete the ride and I was able to do that. I could have rode another 9 miles so I feel good with this.

I also ran 3 miles off the bike when I got back to Wynn's house. I ran my IM pace and kept my HR down in my targeted range so I think that went well. I could have ran more so I'm feeling good about that as well.

I think I am right where I need to be. The only thing I want to do is the 2.4 mile lake swim. That will probably be next weekend. If I do that then I know I'm good. I keep telling myself I'm ready and I believe it. I can finish at Ironman Wisconsin.

  • Calories out: 7347 From lifestyle:2366, From activities:4981
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6 Overall Workout: 4

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