Bike
  • 1h 08m 33s
  • 19.41 miles
  • 16.99 Mi/hr

70 degrees 59 humdity 6 mph wind
17.0 avg speed 21.7 max speed
85 avg cadence 103 max cadence

Run
  • 53m 48s
  • 5.12 miles
  • 10m 30s /Mi

74 degrees 55 humidty 6 mph wind

15 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? Not bad a little tired this morning but overall feeling alright. My left arm is feeling better as well. It was sore yesterday and swimming for two hours didn't help that but I did not sleep on it last night so it's feeling better. I will be heading out for a quick hour ride this morning and follow it up with a quick hour run and that will be it for today. Tomorrow I am riding with a bigger group with Wynn for his North Fork protest ride so that will be my last century before IMWI. I think we are looking at about 102 miles for that. I will run off the bike probably 3 miles so should do it and that's it.

The taper begins on Sunday afternoon after the ride and run. I've would have done all that I could possibly have done to get ready for this. The gas is in the tank, the hay is in th barn and all I can do is wait and hope that I did enough so I can finish my first Ironman. I really don't want to think about it.

I got a solid bike/run brick workout this morning. Did a little over an hour on the bike this morning. It was beautiful out but very windy especially down by the bay and marina. It was a nice ride though and I followed it up with a solid 5 mile run. I got one more big workout left tomorrow, 102 mile bike ride and a 2 to 3 mile run and then I'm done! What time is it? Taper time!

  • Calories out: 4028 From lifestyle:2502, From activities:1526
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8 Overall Workout: 3
Swim
  • 1h 58m 49s
  • 4000.00 meters
  • 02m 58s /100 meters

Indoor Pool
4 x 1000 Free

16 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning and have been all week. My left arm is sore as well I think I slept on it the wrong way last night or something. I am planning to swim at the pool today so I hope it's feeling better later on. I want to do a really long swim session this evening to make up for yesterday.

I'm getting close with only 16 days to go and I am trying not to think about race day. I am trying to focus on my training this week and then next week I'll start working on my logistics for the the race. The taper begins on Monday and I will start getting mentally prepared for the race as well. I don't want to dwell on it because I don't want to worry about things I have no control over. I want to go into this race feeling calm and relaxed. I just keep telling myself I'm ready and I can do it.

I went to the pool today and did another 2 hour 4000m swim. It was good for the confidence and all. I swam slowly and didn't try and rush at all. I just want to make sure I can do the distance so it was all about endurance. I was just trying to be calm and relaxed, being one with the water so to speak. I still have alot of work to do on my swimming. Last year I sucked, this year I'm just bad. Next season I want to be at least average. Not much I can do about it now it will have to carry me through my Ironman.

  • Calories out: 3443 From lifestyle:2508, From activities:934
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 3
Bike
  • 2h 00m 26s
  • 35.45 miles
  • 17.66 Mi/hr

Indoor on the trainer
17.7 avg speed 19.1 max speed
76 avg cadence 82 max cadence

17 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired as usual. Today I am planning to swim not sure if it will be at the lake though. It's been pouring already and we are getting T-storms here and they are forecasting more for this evening. If that is the case I'll be swimming at the pool and/or doing some biking on the trainer.

I didn't make it out to the lake for the swim. Wynn and Teresa were going to swim and the weather sort of cleared so I could have swam but I got caught up with some work. I also had to get my daughter and I needed to walk Luna so I decided to get a workout in on the bike instead. This was much better than the swim and the run this week. No issues for me with this workout. I put it in a big gear and rode for 2 hours so I got in a good solid workout tonight

I'll head to the pool tomorrow evening. I will try and do a long workout maybe another 4000 meter swim. We'll see.

  • Calories out: 4136 From lifestyle:2510, From activities:1625
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 3
Run
  • 2h 29m 41s
  • 13.04 miles
  • 11m 28s /Mi

79 degrees 60% humidity 6 mph wind

18 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning and I've been tired all week so far. I've been getting sleep though which is a good thing. Today is supposed to be hot out so I will do my long run this evening. I'm not sure on the time or distance. I was thinking something in the order of 12 to 15 miles today. It'll be a very easy run this evening.

I did run this evening and it was pretty humid out but not terribly hot and there was a decent breeze. I want to say that I had a terrible run but that was entirely true. I think this run was tough. I'm not sure if it was the humidity or me just being tired from all the training especially the 19 plus hour week last week.

The run started out badly for me I just felt like I didn't have anything in the tank tonight and it was like that for the first 5 miles. I ate a nutri grain bar and had a GU after that and I felt a little better but I just felt like I was running in slow motion. I considered calling it quits after each 2.5 mile loop. I knew I wouldn't do that but I wanted to. My whole principle for training has been not to quit on any workout regardless of how bad it is going unless it is going to result in death or permanent injury. That was not the case tonight so I forged on and I just kept telling myself if I can't get it done in training I can't expect to finish an Ironman.

Things actually got better after 10 miles. I actually ran with a lot more conviction and I felt a little bit better about the run overall. I just don't know why it was so tough tonight. My swim wasn't very good on Tuesday and my run wasn't very good tonight. I am going to swim tomorrow and I hope it's better than it was on Tuesday.

  • Calories out: 4006 From lifestyle:2490, From activities:1515
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8 Overall Workout: 3
Swim
  • 43m 40s
  • 1754.00 meters
  • 02m 29s /100 meters

OWS at Wildwood Lake

19 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired and a little sore but I got more sleep last night. I am hoping I can do some more of that over the next few weeks. Today I am hoping to swim at the lake with Wynn and Teresa but if not I will head over to the pool for a workout. Either way the plan is to get a swim in.

I got a swim in this evening at Wildwood Lake. I swam with Teresa this evening. It was really beautiful out there this evening, a great evening to swim. I didn't really swim that great tonight not that I ever swim great but I was just not happy with my swimming tonight. I can't be upset about it or let it get in my head though. Not much I can do about my swimming until the offseason arrives. For now the best thing I can do is stayed focused, relaxed and calm.

We are going to have a very nice group at Mont Tremblant. Wynn, Teresa, Bobby and Derrick all are going to be doing it. I'm very happy I signed up, I really didn't want to go through the training again next year but man it's gonna be so great doing it with this group it will be worth it.

  • Calories out: 2934 From lifestyle:2544, From activities:390
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 9
20 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired and sore this morning but I don't feel all that bad. I am taking a very well earned day off today. I definitely deserve it. I got my BIB# for Wisconsin yesterday and I will be rockin' 2315 so if you see me out there say hello as you pass me LOL! I am so freakin fired up right now. I can't wait to get out there and do this. This is gonna be the longest 20 days of my life.

I'm going to register for IMMT today as well. I'll probably regret it but I can't pass up this opportunity. I can rest when I'm dead LOL.

I'm in for Ironman Mont Tremblant 2014. I signed up as soon as online registration opened. It'll be very cool to do this race with Bobby and Wynn and having the opportunity to train with them as we'll all be on the same schedule. I'm really excited about this.

The downside to all this is I really wasn't going to do an Ironman this year and I swore to my wife I'd not do one so I'm going to have to do things differently this time around.

I think after the first one is in the books the mystique will all be gone. It'll be just another race. I need to be more organized and efficient this time around. I also think this one won't cosume my thoughts and my life like it has with Wisconsin. I think that's because this is the first one.

I don't think my wife minds me doing this so much as I think she's just sick and tired of hearing about me talk about Ironman 24x7. I can't blame her it's just been my whole life for the last year. I can't do that with IMMT and I won't. I definitely need to think about how I'm gonna approach this one. I can't be obsessed this time around.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7
Bike #1
  • 3h 09m 41s
  • 53.41 miles
  • 16.89 Mi/hr

xx degrees xx hudmity xx mph wind
16.9 avg speed 22.1 max speed
85 avg cadence 107 max cadence
Outdoor half of my century ride

Bike #2
  • 3h 27m 13s
  • 59.03 miles
  • 17.09 Mi/hr

Indoor on the trainer
17.1 avg speed 19.1 max speed
83 avg cadence 92 max cadence
indoor half of century ride

Run
  • 56m 05s
  • 5.11 miles
  • 10m 58s /Mi

xx degrees xx humidity xx mph wind

21 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired and sore this morning and I got up late. I was going to head to Wildwood and do my ride and run out there but with the expected rain and late start I am going to stay close to home and ride here. If it rains I can at least finish indoors with little interruption. Thee plan is to still do 100 to 112 miles and follow it up with a 4 to 6 mile run. I'll be heading out soon enough to get started.

Alright this was a strange century ride to say the least. I was going to go to Wildwood to do a bunch of jail runs and get my 112 miles that way and then follow it up with a 4 to 6 mile run. The weather was calling for rain and I got up a little late so I decided to stay local and ride my loop around my hood.

I got 53 miles in before it started to rain and I had to stop to replace some bottles. The ride was good up until that point. It was overcast and windy but I was riding well and doing well with my nutrition. I was 3:09 into the ride at that point. I decided I didn't want to take any chances so I took it indoors to finish up the ride. In hindsight I should have just keep riding because it stopped raining and the roads weren't that wet.

I did the last 59 miles in 3:27 on the trainer. It wasn't that bad though and I keep up with the good nutrition. Out of my 3 century rides and all my 5 hour plus rides this was the best I've done with my nutrition. I drank enough and I ate enough on the bike today. The weird thing was I didn't feel all that great when I finished the bike. I was tired but I can't explain it but I thought I'd feel better.

Once I got running though I started feeling better as a matter of fact I felt great during the run. I started slowly but I ran faster then what I've been training for. I've been in the 11 to 12 mpm but today I was running under 11 minute miles which for me was a little too fast. I try to slow myself down but I was just feeling good on this run. I kept checking my HR but I was in my targeted zone and was not laboring or struggling at all. I was able to get 5 miles in and I could have kept running, no problem. The amazing thing was I felt great after 7:30 minutes and 117 miles I didn't even feel like I had a big workout today. It's as if I ran a few miles. That is just amazing to me. I may feel like garbage tomorrow but today I feel good. It's the closest I'll get to being Superman.

I totally killed it this week, over 19 hours of training! Damn, am I a rock start or what! Ok I won't go that far but what a totally awesome week of training. I've done everything I could possibly do for Ironman Wisconsin. I just have to finish this race, got to!

Congrats Rick Rivera for an awesome finish at IMMT today. He killed it with a 10:51. Wynn was also racing today in his MTN bike race I hope he did great today.

And yes I will be signing up for Ironman Mount Tremblant 2014 tomorrow.

  • Calories out: 8229 From lifestyle:2273, From activities:5955
  • Health data: Sleep: 4 Stress: 3 Soreness: 2 Fatigue: 2 Hours slept: 7.5 Overall Workout: 4
  • RACE DAY: Ironman Mont-Tremblant

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