21 Weeks ’til Ironman Boulder

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What a great week!! While I don’t like losing an hour of my day this time of year, I do like having more daylight hours in the evening…a sign that spring really is just around the corner!!

Monday:

AM: 1 hour strength training session…

PM: Trainer Ride…3×9 minute Over/Under Intervals…This was my #FaveWorkout this week!

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Tuesday:

I was suppose to get up early and swim, BUT…that didn’t happen, SO…

After work, I got some #swimloveย and #runloveย back to back…I’m so ready to start exercising outdoors in warmer weather!!

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Notice the Iron Hippie in the background ๐Ÿ˜‰
Giving my Coeur kit and new Newtons some #runlove
Giving my Coeur kit and new Newtons some #runlove

Wednesday:

AM: Zone 2 #bikelove

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PM: Make-up Parent Teacher Conferences from last week…we got more snow tonight too ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Thursday:

One more cold day before nice weather is suppose to bless us…

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I followed this up with an amazing recovery smoothie…Osmo Nutrition and Pure Clean Beet Powder are the perfect addition to any smoothie!!

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PM: #bikelove #intervals followed up by TRX class…this is quickly becoming one of my favorite workout combinations!!

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Friday:

Aย swim was on the schedule for after work today, BUT…it was 52F and sunny outside. Since I’ve been cooped up most of the winter, I decided it was time to lace up the running shoes and do Saturday morning’s run on Friday afternoon. I can swim tomorrow. Fresh air, sunshine, warmer temperatures, friends, what more could a girl ask for?!?!?! Basil also needed some exercise…we were both so happy to get back outside!!

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13 miles in shorts!!

 

Saturday:

I slept in Saturday morning and decided to swim Saturday afternoon. I had the whole pool to myself after family swim time was over. I followed this up with some core work…everyday I notice I get a bit stronger in this department ๐Ÿ˜‰ #progress

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Sole Sista Time after my workouts…

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We aren’t always sweaty…we do know how to dress up ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday:

1st brick of 2015 is in the books!! 3 hour ride and 20 minute run…BAM!! It felt AWESOME ๐Ÿ™‚ I love running off the bike when my legs are all warmed up!! The best part…I could have run harder ๐Ÿ™‚

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Weekly Totals:

Swim: 4500 yards

Bike: 82.5 miles

Run: 25.6 miles

Strength Training: 2:10:00

Total Duration: 13:41:00

Only one more week to get through and then it is spring break week. As a teacher, this is my 2nd favorite part of the year…it takes runner upย to summer vacation ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am definitely looking forward to a week off and time to regroup before the last big push to the finish line of the school year. I don’t have any big plans, but working out, relaxing and spending time with friends will be my top priorities ๐Ÿ™‚

How was your week? Are you going to get to enjoy “spring break” sometime soon? If so, do you have big plans?

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18 thoughts on “21 Weeks ’til Ironman Boulder

  1. Way to crush your first brick of the season!!!
    It totally feels like spring here; perfect timing for me to start walking to prepare for when I can run and bike again ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I loved that you mixed up your plan to get in a run outside! Way to enjoy the sunshine!! I also took advantage of warmer temps this past weekend and got out on the bike for a 35-mile ride. It was great being out! My body definitely has to adjust to the time change but I love having extra day light in the evenings and am totally ready for spring!

    1. Thanks Lee!! It is so nice to start getting outside in nicer weather again!! I love the 4 seasons, but I’m ready for winter to go to rest and spring to pop ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Great week!! I am so glad that you could get outside and enjoy some awesome weather!! Sounds like your brick went awesome! Sometimes the first one of the season is rough!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    My week was good. I have 2 weeks until my big build starts for Victoria!!

    1. Thanks Leslie! I’ve always loved running off the bike, so bricks usually aren’t an issue for me.
      Only 2 weeks?!?!?! Where does time go?!?!?!?!

  4. Great week! I can’t wait to run outside tomorrow, finally! Good luck getting to spring break. Who’s counting anyways, hahaha

    1. Thanks Kristen! It feels so good to get outside and exercise in warmer weather and sunshine! I can’t believe one week ago it was -17F and tomorrow it should be 74F. I’m already looking forward to exercising outside tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

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