Half Ironman Training:
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Well it's a night of insomnia so I thought I'd get you all caught up on my training so far.
Some where after September of last year I lost my motivation for working out. I still wanted to and I had signed up for a half Ironman in August of this coming year. But working out wasn't fun anymore. Well over the corse of time weight gained and you know the downward spiral.
As the start of triathlon season approached I was slowly getting back into it but still struggling. Then a friend invited me to a team in training meeting. Well it didn't take much to convince me that I should do this! So I signed up. I LOVE TRAINING WITH THIS GROUP! They are fun supportive and encouraging.
One of the first bike rides we did was in the pouring down rain! They call the ride the dirty thirty, and let me say we got dirty! We meet every Saturday for group training events. I have yet to do the running ones due to skiing and other things but I do the runs on my own.
My training got set back just a bit when I was on a training ride and got passed by a hay truck that set me off into a major asthma attack. When I finally saw my dr the first thing she said to me was "I didn't know you had asthma!" I looked at her and said "Me either!" It's taken a while be we have it managed now so that I can do my training.
I'm slow on the bike I'm worried the most about it now and it use to be my strong point. Ugh! They keep telling me I'll get faster and not to worry about it. Me I'm like yah you're not the one pushing 185 lb up a long hill for 5 hours on a bike... and then get to run it around a track for 13.1 miles! UGH!
I have hopes to be 20 lbs lighter come race day! I'm already down 10lbs. So math wise that a total of 30 I hope to be down by race day. I just got to watch the eating on the rest days. It's happening.
This race is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I am doing it in memory of both my brother-in-law Mike, and in memory of our community police officer Officer Mike (he was my daughter 4-5th grade dare officer and then middle and high school resource officer, as well as a friend) So giving that they are both named Mike, I have called this "Tri-For Mike"
If you are inspired to make a donation at anytime please follow the link to my fundraising page: any little amount helps.