28 weeks ’til Ironman Boulder

Crazy to think that we are already over halfway through the month of January!! Where does time go??? This was a really good week of workouts and without further adieu…


AM: 1 hour strength training…I have been struggling with trying to get my left hamstring to activate, but I think I finally found a move to activate it. We’ll see if my leg responds to it and I end up with fewer injuries/problems in my left leg as a result.


PM: 2400 yard #swimlove…there weren’t many people in the pool and this was actually a pretty decent time to swim 🙂



AM: Brrr…what a cold morning!! This meant taking my run to the mill and running next to my sole sista for some #solesistasweat. While it was a hard pick for a #FaveWorkout this week, this interval #runlove was the winner!! I felt so good that I did 3 bonus intervals in memory of TRJ.

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I immediately followed my run up with 2300 yard #swimlove, since I didn’t have to be to work this morning until 8 am (I had a whole extra hour before work…wow).



AM: #bikelove…thanks Erin for the amazing workout 🙂 I love #intervals and this workout was a close second for my #FaveWorkout this week!!



AM: 70 minute fartleks #runlove…this was a good run, but I could tell I was tired from Tuesday’s run and Wednesday’s ride, so I didn’t push as hard as I normally would have.


PM: TRX class…this was a lot of core 🙂


Rest day…I definitely needed a rest day, so it was good that I took one.


AM: 12 mile #runlove…some miles were with friends and some were solo. What a great morning to run…40F at 6 am 🙂


I followed my run up with 30 minutes of core work and hamstring strengthening.



AM: 2 hour & 15 minute #bikelove…alternate zone 2 and zone 3/4. I didn’t push as hard as I could have/should have since my legs were tired. I decided to let them recover a bit so I’d be ready to hit it hard again this coming week.


PM: 90 minutes of hot yoga…I got some #solesistasweat and #yogalove

Weekly Totals:

Swim: 2.67 miles

Bike: 48.5 miles

Run: 24.9 miles

Strength Training: 2 hours 35 minutes

Hot Yoga: 90 minutes

How was your week of workouts?


Heart and Courage

My journey to Ironman Wisconsin 2014 has been DRASTICALLY different from my journey in 2011.  I started off 2014 with some amazing workout stats and by late April, I was injured 😦 I missed my 70.3 race and worked hard all of May, June and July to get my run back.  I had a very successful 3.5 mile swim in early August and have had some great workouts leading me up to race day.  I was much more confident this time around, I was less intimidated by the distance, and an all around much happier person.

It was awesome to race with heart and courage at Ironman Wisconsin this year!!  I am so inspired by such an amazing company focuses on training and racing with heart and courage.  I HIGHLY recommend ALL active women check out Coeur Sports…they helped make my race a HUGE success!!

Screen shot 2014-02-15 at 3.59.23 PMI raced with confidence in my back pocket, a smile on my face, passion fueling my heart and courage pushing me to my limits.  True self-confidence is “the courage to be open – to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.”  Jack Welch, CEO of GE (General Electric)

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