Swim
  • 40m 24s
  • 1802.00 meters
  • 02m 15s /100 meters

OWS at Wildwood Lake

10 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? Holy crap 10 more days to go! I get anxiety every time I start thinking about doing the freakin race. What's wrong with me? Why can't a just chill and be relaxed about the whole thing. I'm tired this morning but I did sleep well last night. I have so much to do and think about to get ready for the trip out to Madison. My mind is all over the place this week. I need to find my happy place lol. Today I am planning to swim at the lake weather permitting of course. If not I'll bike indoors and try for the swim tomorrow. We'll see how it goes today.

Great swim this evening at out Wildwood lake. I swam with Susan, Sanjeev and Stephanie. It was beautiful out there, a little windy to start. The water was a little choppy at the start but the wind died down and it was nice. I actually swam well tonight. That doesn't happen very often but I felt like I had an awesome swim tonight. Yes very nice to feel that way going into Ironman Wisconsin! I need to be feeling good about myself for the swim it will be the toughest thing for me to do but I know I can do it. Hoping to get one more swim in before I leave probably going to be on Sunday.

  • Calories out: 2920 From lifestyle:2557, From activities:363
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8.5 Overall Workout: 3
Run
  • 1h 30m 36s
  • 7.97 miles
  • 11m 22s /Mi

76 degrees 79 humidity 3 mph wind

11 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning I did not sleep well last night. I need t be getting to bed earlier as well. I've been trying not to think about Wisconsin. It's hard not to. The more you think about it the more likely you are to let those thoughts of doubt and fear take over. I've just been trying not think about the race as whole and am trying to break it up in smaller segments otherwise it becomes to overwhelming for me. I can't believe I'm only 11 days away from doing what I set out to do almost 2 years ago. It seems totally surreal that I'm this close and that I really do have a chance to do it. I would have never thought in a million years that I could get ready for it. I just keep telling myself I can do it and yes I am ready.

Today I will try and get a 90 minutes to 2 hour easy paced run in this evening. Looking for 8 to 10 miles and hoping it doesn't rain, no T-Storms. It will be a late start for me I need to take my daughter to work this evening. Yeah man the mind games are in full effect now.

I got my run in tonight and it was freakin humid out there. It's not been that bad in a while so the first part of my run was some what miserable. Plus I'm starting to dwell on the race which is a bad thing to be doing. The first loop just sucked, I didn't feel like running at all. I should have just taken a nap in my recliner. Well at least that's how I felt, I am happy to say I did tune out my negative thoughts and I woke up and managed to run fairly well after that.

Damn, 10 more days of this I don't think I'm gonna make it through the taper lol. Seriously I just need to chill and relax and not be worrying about all this stuff.

  • Calories out: 3549 From lifestyle:2530, From activities:1019
  • Health data: Sleep: 2 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8 Overall Workout: 3
Swim
  • 40m 36s
  • 1771.00 meters
  • 02m 18s /100 meters

OWS at Wildwood Lake

12 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired but I slept really well last night. Today the plan is to head out to the lake and get a swim in. I think we may have a nice group today out there. That would be nice. The weather should clear and it will be warm today so I should be able to avoid the pool today and get an easy swim in.

I got my swim in this evening with Wynn and Teresa. The weather cleared up and it became hot and humid after the rain got out of here but it was a beautiful evening out at the lake. Always a pleasure to swim when it's like that. We had a nice swim out there this evening. I tried to just take it slow and easy. Not bad tonight, it's gonna be a very long swim for my in Wisconsin so I may as well accept that and just enjoy it. I'll be in there for a while. Glad to do this tonight the pool is closed until Sept 9th so it's the lake or nothing. Will do it again on Thursday.

  • Calories out: 2945 From lifestyle:2578, From activities:367
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 8.5 Overall Workout: 3
13 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? Man I'm tired this morning. I got home late from Wynn and Teresa's last night but I had a great time on the ride. I am taking the day off from training and it will be a rest day sort of, I need to catch up on all my chores that did not get done this weekend. I will be doing that this evening instead.

The taper has begun and is in full effect LOL! Damn, 13 more days! I'm excited, nervous and boderline scared if that is possible. Really it's all good, I just keep telling myself I'm ready and I can do it.

One thing that Derrick mentioned to me on the long ride yesterday as we discussed my upcoming IM is that I should not underestimate myself. That really stuck with me, I guess I have been selling myself short. He's not the first person to say that but I guess it hit home yesterday. I can do this.

No workout this evening I instead caught up with my chores that I did not get to do yesterday. I also got Luna out for a few walks today. I hardly saw her at all yesterday and she didn't get walked yesterday so I wanted to make sure she got a few in today. Other than that I didn't do much. Not trying to think about Wisconsin.

  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 6
Bike
  • 5h 40m 45s
  • 100.43 miles
  • 17.68 Mi/hr

xx degrees xx humidity xx mph wind
17.6 avg speed 27.2 max speed
90 avg cadence 125 max cadence

Run
  • 22m 11s
  • 2.03 miles
  • 10m 55s /Mi

xx degrees xx humidity xx mph wind

14 days until IMWI

How do I feel today? I'm tired this morning but am up early this morning. Doing my last century ride and run before IMWI. We'll be doing Wynn's North Fork protest group ride out to Orient Point. Looks like nice weather should be a good way to wind down my training for Ironman.

The ride was great today. We had awesome weather and the scenery out on the ride to Orient Point and back is just awesome. But holy crap the group was flying today. Wynn gave us the pre ride pep talk and it was going to be an easy paced ride. It didn't turn out that way the group was flying. I had to ride well above my planned IM pace to keep up. They had the draft going and this was a strong group of riders.

I think we started with 16, Ian and Joan were riding a tandem which was pretty amazing. Derrick only went part way and wound up doing 70 all total. Bobby had enough after 75 miles. I was surprised that he decided to do the full 100 and he was riding upfront and looking good for a good portion of the ride. Glad he is alright though.

I had a hard time keeping up but it was a good ride for me, no slacking when we were riding hard. We stopped alot, I think total time was just over 7 hours but riding time for me was 5:40. I was pretty tired at the end of the ride and got dropped at the end but I knew my way back to Wynn's so I was glad I didn't hold them up.

I also got a 2 mile run in following the ride and it was a good run. I ran faster than I should have been running. I think the first mile was a 10:41 which was way too fast. I should have been well over 11 minutes. It was good to know that I could run after a good hard ride on the bike.

That's it, I'm done. No more fitness to be gained, it's time to rest. The taper has begun! Now the hard part waiting for the next 13 days for the big day.

  • Calories out: 7246 From lifestyle:2363, From activities:4883
  • Health data: Sleep: 3 Stress: 3 Soreness: 3 Fatigue: 3 Hours slept: 7 Overall Workout: 4
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

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