Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Iron Wednesday

Iron Week is rocking on! Monday was long, Tuesday I was tired and hungry. Today I feel like this:


Strong and happy. Today I put a mile in the pool over lunch. 76 laps in the 25 yd pool went by ok in about 47 minutes. I felt horrible when I got started, the first 10 laps or so was just labored. Thought I was too tired to finish. But by lap 30 I was really going strong and feeling good. I finished strong and went back to work focused.

After work I went back to the gym and put 30 miles on the stationary bike. Did the first 15 mile block in 43:38 and the second 15 mile block in 43:16. That's too close to call it a negative split. But it felt effortless. The miles just blew by. I love it when that happens. I did have to take it kind of slow going down the stairs after the ride; legs kind of felt like jello. But hey, that's expected.

I also realized while I was in the pool today that I've just gone past Oly distance. Oly's are a .92 mile swim, 24 miles bike, and 10k run. In the last 24 hours I swam a mile, biked 30, and ran a 10k last night. Bazinga!

Iron Week totals so far: Swim 3100 yds (out of 4224), bike 97 miles (out of 112), and run 6.2 miles (out of 26.2). I'm gettting there.

Tomorrow I finish off the last 15 miles of the bike leg over lunch, and then take Kelley out for a nice dinner. Friday it's time to finish off the last 1250 yrds swimming, then dinner with one of the owners of the company I work for. Saturday it's look at and hopefully buy a house with the realtor, then a 20 mile run in Umstead State Park on the trails. Time to start wrapping it up. Biking 4 days in a row is going to take it's toll on mine arse. But I'm feeling great today and ready to watch some olympics and get some rest.

10 comments:

Badgergirl said...

Nice job! You're getting so close!

Havs said...

IM week, sounds like you're killing it! Enjoy that trail run, and good luck on the house search!

Missy said...

New shorts, need new shorts, get those butt callouses rolling buddy!!!!

Wes said...

After this week, CJ won't need bike shorts ever again :-) Don't you just love it how the soreness goes away once you get going? Welcome to pre-Ironman training :-D

Colleen said...

You are sooooo close! :) And you look happy which is a bigger goal I think than actually finishing this! Keep going...

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

i am sooo impressed with your ironman training! you inspire me!

Alisa said...

Nice work! Yes, 4 days in a row of biking is painful =).

I did hour on the trainer last night---cadence sensor stopping working halfway through so I guestimated 14 miles---that's probably under-estimate but whatever right?!?!

Way to get er done!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I hope you had a great dinner with your wife tonight. :) And good luck w/ the house buying process!!!

I think you have worked out enough for the both of us last week. My knee is really bothering me so I have done jack sh*t. i probably need to start swimming. I figure that is a good alternative to running right now. I am seeing a doctor next week. Crossing my fingers that she can diagnose it & give me a fanstastic prognosis. i did absolutely nothing to cause an injury so it is just mind boggling to me.

hebba said...

You go! I got caught up in the February doldrums this week and blew off the gym 2 days. Back to the pool tomorrow!

joyRuN said...

Your butt must be numb at this point. That's A LOT of bike mileage! Yet again, I can't even imagine how peeps do all that just in one day.