- I started 2011 with some running races, including a very challenging 25k at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.
- I've competed in 5 triathlons so far this season, with the first being in June. Ironman Arizona will be my 6th.
- I raced my first criterium (and won!)
- I continued to coach for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training Program. Check out my Challenge for all you who live in the Pikes Peak Region!
- According to my TrainingPeaks logs, since January 1st, I've spent 200 hours on my bike logging 3115 miles, 108 hours have been spend running 568 miles, and 293451 yards were swum over 125 hours.
- I've been a pin cushion for the last couple months while getting some dry needling therapy to help release some chronic trigger points.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Ironman Is Approaching!
There are twelve days until I toe the line for what I've been preparing for over the past year. A challenge that is surmountable, but it hasn't been an easy journey. I've blogged occasionally throughout my triathlon season with race reports. I'm in my taper now, and feeling the mix between rest and that odd taper fatigue. Here's a random recap of my season and some thoughts going forward.
I can honestly say I've enjoyed my training and the challenge that it brings. I'm surprised I haven't been more fatigued while working full time, being a wife, coaching athletes, and training 15-20 hours per week. I've been getting 6.5-8 hours of sleep a night (would of course like more!) I think a lot has to do with my improved diet as I worked to be more metabolically efficient. Honestly, it freaks me out a little when I read ironman race reports and they all end in GI distress...let's hope my nutrition plan works!
I'll post more over then next 12 days, but right now I need to get ready for bed, because I have to swim in the morning...