19 weeks to #IMMT2020

“Timelines change, goals don’t change.” ~Jim Vance

For now, IRONMAN Mont Tremblant, which is scheduled for August 23, is still on, but I anticipate that to change very soon. Quebec has called “for the cancellation of all sports, festivals, and cultural events until August 31.” When this change happens, my race goals will be put on hold, but I’m not going to let that slow me down. I am still here. I am still healthy. I am still training for life. For me, this is a lifestyle…one that I love. AND…one day I will get to race again. When that day arrives, I will be ready and I won’t take it for granted. Here is what last week’s training looked like:


  • 1 hour easy spin
  • 30 minutes of yoga


  • 2 hours & 15 minutes of SERIOUS #bikelove with my fave OUTSIDE on the open roads!
  • 20 minute easy run off the bike with most of our pack

    “Hey mom, what is that thing?” ~Jersey


  • 1:05 ride with 10 x 2 min on (225 watts)/3 min off
  • 30 minutes of strength + MFR


  • 1 hour ride with 10 x 30 seconds (247 watts) and 10 x 20 seconds (279 watts)
  • 8 mile negative split run that ended up being a progressive run as well

    Boom! So happy with my performance on this run!
  • 30 minutes of yoga


  • 1 hour easy ride with some of my amazing Coeur family!
  • 50 minute run on the treadmill at 1.0% incline with 4×4 minutes at 7.7 mph (7:47/mile pace)
  • 30 minutes of SBT strength training


  • 2:30 on the bike…this ride did NOT go as planned. My legs were really struggling after putting up a really solid week of training. I was supposed to have 2×20 minutes at FTP (214 watts) during this ride. Notice I said “supposed to”…well my first 20 minutes turned into 10 minutes at FTP, then a 5 minute break, and the last 5 minutes at FTP. The second 20 minutes went south quick. I rode 1 minute at FTP and 1 minute easy for the first 10 minutes and then took the last 10 minutes easy. My legs wouldn’t turn over at those watts. I decided to listen to them, give them grace, and not force it.


  • 1:30 endurance ride (160 watts)…thankfully my legs showed up for this ride.

I also did 15 minutes of core strength + 5 minutes of meditation everyday last week.

Swim totals: Sadly none
Bike totals: 175 miles
Run totals: 15.7 miles
Weekly total: 16 hours & 30 minutes

Other weekly highlights:

Jersey LOVES to snuggle!!
What?! It’s warm enough to have the windows open?! Sadly it only lasted a few days and was snowing again by Sunday.
We may not be able to connect in person, but we are finding ways to connect virtually. I’m so grateful to have landed beside this STAR when I was shooting for the moon! She shines SO bright and makes my heart happy!
Jersey made sure to find a space to snuggle while I was getting my recovery on with my Normatec recovery boots.
Supporting a local restaurant and enjoying SUSHI!
Playing LOTS of cards with my fave as we isolate.

What were the highlights of your week last week?

13 thoughts on “19 weeks to #IMMT2020

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your event getting canceled. I was really hoping things might be settling down by then. Maybe they will do some kind of online events? I know, it’s not the same!

    1. Thanks Kay! They are offering virtual races (duathlons) right now at varying distances, but you’re right. It isn’t the same. I’m ok with the changes to my race calendar for the greater good. I’m just sad the world is in such a bad place. I too was hoping things would be settled down by then…and maybe they will be. 🤞🏻

  2. Yes, Quebec is in bad shape up here-I believe it’s the province with the most cases. Though I confess I’m not watching the news as much over the last week. I can’t believe you’re getting more snow too-when is winter going to end??

    My highlight last week was getting all the kid’s school assignments completed and posted! Plus, I learned a few new things while doing “school” with them…did you know that some insect can hear through their legs? I didn’t know that.

    I hope spring arrives soon for you too-cheers.

    1. I’m not watching much news either. Yes, our Easter Sunday was rain, then freezing rain, then snow. Such a miserable weather day! I was hoping winter was over, but it has reappeared.

      I’m glad you got the kids assignments completed and posted! I did know that some insects can hear through their legs. Did you know you can tell how old a whale is by counting the layers of wax build up in their ears? So many unique and fun facts to learn!

      I hope spring arrives soon and sticks around for you as well!

      1. Hahaha…I didn’t know that about whales! Maybe it’s good that I’m returning to school with the boys this spring 😉

  3. Hi Kecia, I found you and your blog through the Collective Beat team that I just joined (my past week’s highlight- quarantine is really pushing me out of my comfort zone to connect with people). I’m so sorry to hear that your race is likely to get canceled but love your positive attitude. I’m supposed to race IM Coeur d’Alene 70.3 at the end of June and expect that that will be canceled soon as well :-/ But like you said, I’m not going to let that slow me down!

    1. Hey Jade! I’m so glad you found me and welcome to TCB!! I’m sad that the races are getting cancelled, but there are far worse things going on in the world right now and we’ll get to race again someday! I love Coeur d’Alene and plan to do the full there next year. Would this be your first 70.3?!

      1. Coeur d’Alene is so beautiful! How did you decide on doing the full there? No I actually did my first 70.3 last year in Whistler (and so glad I got to do it before they moved IM Canada back to Penticton!). I definitely didn’t have enough respect for the distance and bombed the run pretty hard, so I ended pretty hungry for redemption. Planning to do two this year, fingers crossed, and then hopefully a full IM next year.

      2. Coeur d’Alene is so beautiful! We were there cheering on friends for the full IM in 2012. I knew I wanted to do that race, but also knew it would have to be a few years as I wasn’t quite ready to toe the start line again after my 2011 full IM race. Sadly they took the full off of the racing calendar before I was back to doing full IM races as ready for this venue. When I saw it back on the calendar, I knew I had to do this race! Definitely looking forward to it! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you as well for this year! What full are you considering for next year?

      3. I went to college in upstate New York and spent some time in the Adirondacks so I’ve always dreamed of doing the Lake Placid IM!

      4. You’ll love it! Do LONG climbs to prepare for those last 11 miles back to town on both bike loops. 💛 that race and venue!

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