Happy New Year. 2010 was a good year for me despite some things in my personal life that I did not expect. I completed two half Ironman races and my first marathon. 2011 brings with it a lot of unknown things including my first time being single in over 10 years. It is a bit scary but I’m sure I will make it through the rough parts. 2011 also brings with it Ironman Canada. I’m training with a great group of people and can’t wait to see them at the finish-line.
I had some miles built up and a few vacation days to burn before the end of the year so I decided to sign up for the Honolulu Marathon. It is four weeks away and I can hardly wait. I basically took all the triathlon training I was doing and just started focusing on running about a month ago. Today I ran 20 miles for the second weekend in a row. It is all taper from here until the race. It will be my first marathon. Wish me luck!
I apologize for not updating my blog enough. I was really excited when I got started but just let it go. I blame facebook. Anyway, I had a really great summer. I completed two half Ironman distance races and made a lot of new friends.
Next year I am signed up to run Ironman Canada in August. For those who don’t know, it is a 140.6 mile race. 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a full marathon at the end. I am also signed up to do St. Anthony’s Olympic distance triathlon in May. I am doing St. Anthony’s with Team in Training.
Thank you for stopping by. I promise to update more often.
For he first time in awhile work really interfered with my training. I worked a lot of over time over the past week and was only able to work out a few times. However, the workouts I was able to get in were quite good. I rode 30 miles on Saturday and ran 5k. On Wednesday I took the day off and rode 30 miles and did a 10k run. I felt really good being out of the office for a mental health day.
Yesterday the weather was perfect for a nice run. I thought I would run about 6 miles but in the end I ran a bit over 12 before it got to dark for me to continue. This was the first time I’ve had the so-called “runner’s high” that made me just want to keep going.
Yesterday went very well for me. I got t the park around 10 (early for me on a Saturday) and did 50 miles on my tri bike. The first 30 really weren’t much of a problem, but just to be safe I rested before going back out for the next 20. I stretched a bit and felt really good on the last 20. I finished it off with a 5k run. All in all a good morning at Kensington park.
I went home, had lunch and was out again for a quick mountain bike ride with a co-worker. We got about 10 miles into the ride and I realized that the bag holding my car keys had fallen off in the trail. We had to back track and find it. Luckily two other guys on the trail found it and returned it to me. In the end we rode about 15 miles and walked some too while we looked for the bag. I’m a little sore today but looking forward to doing some strength training this afternoon.
I’m “up north” at my parents’ condo on Lake Huron enjoying a nice holiday weekend. My wetsuit came this week so I decided to give it a try in the 40 degree water. That’s F not C, so the water was pretty cold, or so I thought… The wetsuit was great! I even felt hot. What an amazing thing. I wish I could say the same thing about my performance in the water…
I was only able to swim for about 20 minutes before my legs started cramping (probably from the 40 miles on the bike I did before the swim). Anyway, I thought it was dangerous to continue swimming and came to shore. I have a lot of swim work to do if I am going to be ready for the half Ironman 1.2 mile swim coming up later this summer. Good thing I like to work hard.