Today was a great day all around! Got a ton done at the office, got some house keeping items off the list and scored another great training day! I wont bore you with the work stuff, this is about being an IRONMAN and the fun parts of the journey! Oh yeah, and I did it right, I had some water and some proper food and felt like a champ along the road today!
Today as most Tuesday's is a sprint type workout on the bike, it is meant to be done on a trainer. When the weather is 25+ degrees, improvisation is key. There is no way that I am riding indoors on day like today. SO I studied my workout and took it on the road. It worked out well for me. I ended up at the office late so getting the workout done would have been a time crunch. As well as my Tuesday ride which I have not missed yet, I have my Tuesday run with the LULULEMON store. So, with my improvised bike workout I figured I could ride to the store, and do a T-run with the group. What a great workout it was!
My ride to the store was perfect to get me in the zone that I was aiming for as well as hte sprints that were in the ride. The T-run was a great 7k run at a decent pace(not fast, but that is not the purpose) The ride home was the icing on the cake for a great workout, with a fast downhill bias ride with my legs warm and turning well!
Th LULU run was great from an attendance perspective. All the people coming out right now are working towards a goal and taking the advice that I have been talking to them about. ONe girl has improved her run time by 20 seconds in only a few weeks by introducing and sticking with the ideas that we discussed. She is quote modest about her progress, but I can see the changes. ANother girl has asked for some help training for a 1/2 marathon this summer with a goal of 1:40. It is a lot of fun as people are evolving as runners and wanting to push goals. It is so cool to be a part of that process.
I signed up for a couple of sprint events today over the course of the next 2 months, this week I will register for a 1/2 IM distance race in early August. Hitting send with my registration seemed to bring a little more reality to the training that I am doing! it is exciting!
I hope you had an awesome training day and feel pumped about your progress! It is all about Living the Dream! Cheers