Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Iron Tuesday

I'm doing an ironman distance spread across the whole week (link for monday). Here's what I feel like after tuesday:



about to explode. Or is that face just trying to push out a fart? Who knows. Iron week day 2 is in the books.

Got it all in as planed, 15 more miles on the bike in 45:xx. Took it a little slower today, and finished with a scream: Chamois Butt'r take me away! Chafing is not fun. I want to think I know how Ryan feels now, he put 100 miles on his bike today and claimed he had the ass of a Mandrill afterward. I'm not that bad. But 67 miles in 2 days is a fair amount of time in the saddle. What? 30 more bike miles tomorrow? wow.

After work I went back for a 10k run. Covered the 6.2 miles in 57:58 and felt great. Actually, when I was done I was really hungry. But this run was supposed to be a predictor of a potential finish time in the SafeRun 10k in a couple of weeks. I knew that my legs were pretty shredded from all the bike time, so I wanted to see how consistent I could be for that distance at a decent pace. I think the goal of breaking an hour and PR'ing the distance is well in hand. My current 10k pr is 1:06:10 as the run leg of an oly tri. I am really looking forward to this race now. The run burned 1003 calories it said. Afterward I started to notice some nipple chafing. I never think about putting band-aids on if I'm not running at least 7 miles. But with all the bike time too my tech shirts are putting the hurting on. And I have to keep that bare chest sexy for all the swimming still to come.

I did not sleep enough last night. Damn you The Bachelor Women Tell All! And I'm loving the winter olympics. Can't seem to get enough of them. I also have not been eating enough. Nutrition during the workouts has been good, everything feels clean while I'm exercising. But I have got to work on the recovery tonight. Tomorrow is a 1 mile swim and 30 miles on the bike. Then Kelley comes up here on thursday and I told her I would take her out for a nice dinner. And I'm looking forward to that.

Iron Week totals so far: 1250 yds swimming (out of 4224), 67 bike miles (out of 112) and 6.2 miles running (26.2 total). I'm getting there. Exhausted, but I'm getting there.

17 comments:

Tyger Lily said...

I am exhausted just reading this! You're an animal John! I'm lovin' me some Olympics too!

Michelle said...

Thats a fart waiting to be expelled!!!

GeorgiaSnail said...

they make this paper-like medical adhesive tape that you can get at CVS, walgreens or Wal-Mart, works a lot easier than band aids and is much cheaper...

You totally have a sub 55 10k in you...

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

LOL! You're insane, I can't even imagine doing all the workouts you do!!!

Kim said...

Laughing hysterically at your face. Keep up with the chamois cream if you want to try baby making again :)

RockStarTri said...

Dude,

The picture looks like you are not using the Chamois Butt'r the right way. Did you read the directions on the label?

joyRuN said...

I WAS about to be impressed by all your hard work, until you mentioned "The Bachelor".

Really?

Give me that man card back.

Ashley said...

A - That.pic.is.just.priceless.

2 - You know you wanted to punch Rozalyn in the ovary for LYING about her "inappropriate" relationship with that producer. Well, I know I did. But yeah, watching that juicy 2 hours of high quality television was worth losing a bit of sleep over, doncha think?? ;)

D - Your stats for your Iron Week are ROCK.STAR.

7 - Thanks again for your sweet comment on my FB last night. It really did make my day! :)

Ann said...

Just found your blog recently. You are a machine! Hope Iron week continues to go well!

Retta said...

John - You crack me up! I seriously almost choked on my tea. LOLOLOL! Also, awesome job on your training. AMAZING!

Al's CL Reviews said...

That picture cracks me up. You so have the 10K!

Amanda said...

You are dominating iron week. Rich has NipGuards and loves them. They're more expensive than bandaids but he says they are amazing...and he's a hairy, sweaty mess.

Wes said...

Yea... I think if you show up in the frame of taper, you got the 10K thing bagged.

Keep up the great work!

Alisa said...

I'm totally behind on blog reading. This is such a good idea! I should think about doing something similar.

wifeypoo said...

That picture is not really getting me too excited to come up to Raleigh tomorrow. Maybe I'll just sleep in the spare room.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Um yah, I can not imagine biking that many miles. Wow.

It's kind of crazy to think you will some day do all of this in one day. Yowza.

You are totally going to PR the 10k.

Badgergirl said...

I blame the Olympics for my poor sleep schedule as well.