Monday, May 2, 2011

Reaching New Numbers


What a week! I could just about write a book about the great ups and downs of last week. Instead, here is the short version….




Notable Highlights from this past week -



· I hit my largest training hours thus far - SWIM 2 hours, BIKE 8 hours, and RUN 3hr 50 min – TOTAL 13hr 50 min


· My long run on Thursday was by far the hardest mentally from the week. I bonked the last 2 miles…but I know that having pushed through it was a total victory.


· Saturday I headed out with a friend for some true road time. Having spent SO MUCH time on the trainer lately (solid workouts!) I NEEDED to have some real practice time in my bars on the actual road. Since I was a bit nervous about the bars I headed out with a friend who is also training for an Ironman as well. We wasted no time at stop signs or store stops. We stayed focused on the ride and was such a nice match in pace and ability as we tackled the miles. In the end I have no clue why the bars seemed to scare me. I LOVE THEM! Result – 60 miles, NO DRAFTING, 90% in bars, 17.5mph avg. Felt FANTASTIC!!!!


Over the weekend I also signed up for my Half Iron that will take place on June 4th in Macon, Ga. I chose this race event because it will mirror the course and heat that the IMKY will have in August. Looking very forward to seeing what I can do at this event.


On to a new week......


Robin

9 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Have fun at the 70.3!! YOur gonna rock it

Marlene said...

Way to push through the long run - yes, those miles where we feel we have nothing left are the ones that make us stronger!

Awesome on the bike ride!!

Wes said...

Macon is a HOT one! Dee Dee is bugging me to get her aero bars. So far, I've resisted... LOL.. we shall see...

Matty O said...

Alright, that was a crazy bike ride. Your age group better watch out for you!!!

Great job. Love the feeling of solid workouts, makes everything fall in place!

Have a great week!

Judi said...

love watching your numbers getting up there. good job girlie.

Matthew Smith said...

I hear ya on spending some serious time in the aero bars. I'm glad you love them so much. What a great ride you had! That's fast!!! That HIM sounds cool too.

Karen said...

Nice - I have heard good things about that race! It most definitely will be a hot one. I was thinking about that as my first half iron before I settled on Augusta. Have a good time!

Colleen said...

Sounds like a great week! And I'm so glad that you like the aerobars... they will help a lot! :)

Lily on the Road said...

Look at those STATS! WOWZZAAA

it is great that you've got a friend with the same goals to ride with, makes the torture, errrr, workouts that much better!!

Can't wait to read all about the Half Iron...