Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Riding the Funnel

Training, for me, has been like riding a wave inside of a funnel. You start out at the top with tons of room as you go round and round repeating the swim-bike-run routine week after week. For the first 23 weeks I have stayed committed to riding the line and following the process. It is paying off. Now my space is becoming more narrow and it is now time to become more focused on the task before me.

Not to get too far ahead, I am mainly focusing on June 4th (9 DAYS) where I will be competing in my first Half Iron distance event at the Rock N Rollman in Macon, Ga. My coaches plan is to have me tired going into this event. No This will give me more of a feeling of the later part of the Ironman in August. Since I do not remember what it actually feels like to train with true fresh legs J I am completely on board with this.

In other notable news:

My new running shoes have FINALLY arrived and I will be taking those for a spin this afternoon.

Also this afternoon, I will be joining another friend for my first OW-Swim of the season (love the summer temps). So glad I will not have to worry about a lane being open at the YMCA.

I have been wearing my Race-Day Tri Suit for various S/B/R workouts. This weekend I am going to wear it for my 3hr ride/ 1hr run on Saturday. I have no doubt that it will be just fine. (pictures coming soon)

Watching the scale and listening to my bodies needs on the calorie front. There is no magic number for everyone. YOUR body will let you know when you need more! Having now lost 11 pounds I am going to increase my intake and keep my energy level high.

Happy Hump Day!



Matty O said...

PHEW! you are a machine, 23 weeks of structured training already? YOU GO GIRL!!!!

I agree with your nutrition comment, the body tells you when it is hungry. It also tells you what it needs, when you have a craving, give in to it. I have read this time and time again, even if its a snickers bar. The body knows there is something in there it needs.

You will rock that 70.3 distance. Smart to go in with tired legs, remember, stick to your race plan, figure out what works and doesn't work for you.

Keep up the good work!

Kit Kat said...

What tri suit are you going with?

Marlene said...

I love that funnel analogy. Also love going into a race tired. 9 days - so exciting!!!

WOW to the 11 lbs. You must feel so light. Definite make sure you are fueling that machine... I mean, body!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You are so rocking this year!!!

Karen said...

Oh - I forgot you were doign the race in Macon. Can't wait to hear all about it! Interesting your coach wants you to go into it tired, makes a lot of sense (but I guess that is why he is the coach, right?) :)

Matthew Smith said...

9 Days until you spank that HIM! WOOHOO! I think it's pretty amazing that you're doing your first HIM and then a full Ironman in one year. You rock!

Wes said...

I should go down and do Macon one year... too bad I will be reffing that weekend. You have fun! Macon is a great venue for the kind of heat training you'll need at IM!

Colleen said...

Yay... race season is right around the corner. And congrats on the weightloss... that's awesome! :)