What a week! Full of travel, fun, laughs, training camp, and adventures! Other than traveling over 1500 miles by car, this is brief rundown of my week…
Swim: 6976 yards
Starting the day off right! #swimlove with my fave for some #mondaymotivation
Morning swim in 86*F water in La Porte, Indiana with my fave! #toohotforlapswimming
Open water endurance swim at Track Cat Training Camp!
Bike: 98.4 miles
Last workout in Iowa for a while! #tuesdaytimetrial with my fave!
Long ride in Vermont at the Track Cat Training Camp on Friday up to Smuggler’s Notch! Epic climbs and views!
Climbing my way up App Gap in Vermont at the Track Cat Training Camp on Saturday…That. Was. HARD! So much fun at the top!
Run: 16.7 miles
Last long run before #IMMT in Stowe, Vermont…now it is time to taper and soak up all this training!
Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength almost daily
Weekly Totals: 12 hours & 46 minutes
I will have a separate post on the Track Cat Training Camp later this week, but it was SO much fun, challenging, beautiful, and a truly amazing experience!
Stopping at Niagara Falls on our way out to Vermont…We have never been here before and it was beautiful!
Riding a ferry across Lake Champlain from Vermont into New York…that was the first time I’ve ever driven a car onto a boat and taken a fairy ride! It felt good to get out and stretch the legs a bit!
Arriving in Lake Placid…This is where we will spend the next week of our trication!
Getting our bib numbers for Ironman Mont Tremblant!! It is getting so close to race day!! I can’t believe it!!
Quote of the Week:
“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures!” ~Lovelle Drachman
Last week flew by in the blink of an eye! So much fun, lots of recovery time, family time, and a race to cap off the week!
Swim: 1574 yards
I love swimming at home home! So awesome with the New Wave Swim Buoy in Lake Okoboji!
#swimlove with my fave at home home!
Bike: 45.7 miles
Pure joy comes when you learn new skills! Congratulations to Maggie! She stared fear in the face and won! So proud of you Maggie!
“Mama, you say recovery ride. We say recovery is sleeping!” ~Basil and Mya
Run: 7.71 miles
Sweaty, nasty race prep miles.
Strength Training: 10 minutes of core almost daily (I did miss a couple of days)
Getting some help with my core work…holding plank with 3 of my nieces on my back!
Weekly Totals: 5 hours & 44 minutes
So grateful to CEP Compression for my Tour prize! I will recover like a champ! THANK YOU!
Tubing is part of the pre-race training plan, right?!
4 of my favorite girls swimming in the lake off the boat!
Family + Lake Okoboji = #happyheart
Cheering on the participants at the start of the Okoboji Marathon.
2nd place AG at the Okoboji Triathlon! I’ll have a race report on the blog later this week!
Enjoying Indian cuisine with our friends + being blessed with these gifts from India = #happyheart
Quote of the Week:
“Rest. It’s part of the plan. Muscles are torn in training, fed in the kitchen, and built in bed.”
I’m mentally and physically ready for this last big push to Ironman Mont Tremblant! Only 5 more weeks?! CRAZY!!
Last week was a HARD week…I reached to complete fatigue! Lots of training, lots of emotions, lots of food, lots of exhaustion, lots of naps, lots of laundry, lots of balance…lots of imperfection, lots of lessons learned! Thanks to
Coach Kelly for helping me get #trackcatstrong and pulling me out of the “quicksand” right before I sink.
Swim: 13,345 yards
Monday Morning Meters! What a beautiful morning for some #swimlove
Thursday morning meters!
4100 morning meters to start my BIG training Friday!
Pool shenanigans after a long Saturday!
Bike: 133 miles
Easy spin on the bike Monday!
All the Watts Thursday
I’m in a big build…today (Friday) adversity had me sitting on the side of the road in tears with 10 miles to go. I had lots of thoughts and choices while sitting under the tree. I chose to get back on Mojo and continue to chase my dreams! As Coach Kelly says, “it is supposed to feel like that and that this is what it takes. :)” First solo century is in the books!
While the Iron Hippie races Saturday, I do my recovery ride and finish just in time to see him come in off the bike!
Run: 36.4 miles
So happy + #grateful to finally put together a pretty solid long run despite the full sun, warm temps, + high dew point. Mother Nature put up a fight, but I won Wednesday!
Thursday’s miles off the bike
Put a fork in me! I’m done! Friday’s run off the bike did me in!
Sunday’s split long run: AM 10 mile run + PM 8 mile run = most running miles in one day so far this year!
Thank you WTForecast for this! With the heat index at 99*F, my split long run on Sunday was exactly as you predicted!
My weather app was right! This split long run on Sunday gave me a “Sriracha enema” and it wasn’t pleasant, but it’s done! Bring on the recovery week!
Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 20 hours & 22 minutes
So much fun to watch dog jumping downtown this July 4th weekend!
A much needed massage Wednesday to get everything ready for a BIG training weekend! Thanks Nick at Vitality Massage for keeping me healthy + injury free!
So much fun to meet my Coeur Sports teammate, Michelle, Saturday and cheer her on to 1st place AG as she raced in Iowa last weekend!
Spectating while the Iron Hippie races himself to a HUGE PR at the Accel Olympic-distance Triathlon! 2nd out of the water in his AG is AMAZING…he learned to swim 8 years ago!
Turning social media friends into real friends is so much fun! So glad Jen and I connected in real life!
Quote of the Week:
“There is no perfect time. No perfect opportunity. No perfect situation. No perfect moment. You either make it happen, or you don’t.” ~Melissa Stockwell
I honestly can’t believe how quickly the summer is flying by! How is it possible that we are down to 7 weeks from race day and leave for our long summer vacation in just 3 weeks?!?! Here is a snapshot of last week:
Swim: 5455 yards
Doing the work, even when we can’t swim outside because the pool is closed!
Outdoor swimming is the best! So #grateful to have my fave at my side for so many of life’s crazy adventures!
Bike: 101 miles
Easy spin post long run to loosen up the legs!
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” ~my mama This seems to be the theme this week! I just keep doin’ the work!
Mojo and I spent some quality time with Mother Nature! I love the open roads on 2 wheels in Iowa!
Run: 30.8 miles
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” ~my mama Learning lessons is always better to do during training rather than on race day! Today I learned a fair number of lessons during my long run.
Giving everything I had during my morning hill repeats, required a quick rest in the street when I was done!
Run off the bike post long ride!
This morning’s hilly run was powered by Kona motivation thanks to Coeur Sports, my new Orange Mud handheld water bottle, and a whole lot of #believe as I drove my tired legs to the top of each hill I encountered!
Strength Training: 45 minutes + 10 minutes of core daily
Weekly Totals: 14 hours & 58 minutes
Strong, athletic women are the best! Summer doesn’t get much better than this!
Spending some much needed time with my sole sister!
Love these peeps!
Quote of the Week:
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!” ~my mama