I got the big red check for today’s quality workout but I struggled through it. Coach pointed out that the new allergy meds may have my heart rate up; I worked really hard today for lesser returns than I did last Wednesday. But I didn’t wuss out on the last one and slack off just… Continue reading Big Red Check
Um, I get behind on my blog entries. Time just gets away from me, and next thing I know, several days have gone by. Last week was Week 1 of IM training. It was a success. There were three new things in one week for me: strength training, the stroke clinic, and my quality workout.… Continue reading It’s the Little Things
This morning was my first “real” track workout in two+ years (when I was getting ready with Sisson for my last time-goal road marathon, Chicago in ’04). After three spectacularly bad marathons in a row, I think I gave up on myself. I turned to pacing and the trails and all timed stuff went out… Continue reading Happy Tired
I don’t think today could get any better. Got the kids back off to school, walked the dog, and then hit the gym for my first day of IM workouts. Yeah! Strength training, followed by the first session of our swim stroke clinic, and rounded off with an easy palate-cleansing short session on the bike.… Continue reading After Workout Glow
My Ironman training has officially started with my “Week One” schedule from my coach. We met Friday, I got excited, and it’s just going to be GREAT! (Clearly, I took the appropriate amount of time off.) Trail Running at Bandera 25K This weekend, I went out to Bandera for a fun run and sort-of goodbye… Continue reading I Have a Schedule! I Have a Schedule!
Happy New Year! My Ironman Coeur d’Alene training starts up this month. I have a meeting with my coach on Friday and will get busy with a schedule soon. Looking forward to a stroke clinic (sounds vaguely nasty, huh?) with Cathy in the month of January. Started the first day of January not so hot with a… Continue reading Hello,2008
I had a change of plans for this weekend and was able to take advantage of a HCTR group run out in Bandera. I love to go out there; to me, it is totally decompression time. For whatever reasons, that country just speaks to me. I love being on the trail there, and I really like… Continue reading Bandera Fun Run
I have basically been taking November (and now December) off from serious training, and it’s funny how things have filled that time. For one, I have truly been enjoying the short road runs. I’ve even been heading back to Town Lake trail, which was something I’d avoided for a couple of years because I was… Continue reading Life and Running
I had friends run the 10-miler today. There was a time when I made any race in the Austin area (and a lot outside of Austin); I’ve even raced both days on the weekend. But lately, and by lately I mean the last two years or so, I’ve had no interest in the road racing… Continue reading Do I Need to Get Back to Racing?
OMG, I am tired. My daughter and I drove to Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches today for her to visit the school. Four hours driving there, 2.5 hours at the school, four hours back. My body feels worse than it did after either the half Ironman or Palo Duro Canyon 50K. I’m all creaky and… Continue reading College Visits