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Triathlon Season 2016

Orillia Sprint Triathlon

Flat Carol - Orillia

 

Ironman Muskoka 2015 Race Report

Woke up at 3:30am

Breakfast: 2 instant oatmeals, banana with peanut butter, 1/2 cup of instant coffee with milk, 1/2 of a hard boiled egg
realized that I had frozen my perpetuem so couldn’t use that bottle for bike. Dave was able to empty it while I got ready and I made a new one.

Left cottage around 4:45, got to Deerhurst just after 5. Body marked by Signe. Put in water/Hammer Perpetuem on bike, Dropped off run gear bag, than bike gear bag. Walked to swim start.

 

The hay is in the barn

I have just finished my peak week of training for Ironman Muskoka. I can't believe I survived!

 

Less than a month to go!

With less than a month to go before Ironman Muskoka I have been crazy busy with my training. I have had my long swims and rides in the last few weeks. It's insane! Since I have trained for marathons before the running seems pretty managable.

I had my longest swim on Monday July 27th. I went to the James Dick Quarry near Caledon. It has a 1km loop and I decided to do 4 loops. It was really tough and after the 2nd loop I had to talk myself into doing 2 more.

 

Week #? of Ironman Training

I've lost count, but I've almost completed 5 months of Ironman training so far. This week has been my biggest week ever (Ok, so I say that most weeks). I swam 5850m (2h 16m), biked 212km (8h 35m) and ran 42.7km (4h 15m) in the last 7 days. Amazing! My stamina has been pretty good but I'm definitely in need of a recovery week and my coach has one planned for this week.

 

I had two 2 hour trainer rides and a 4.5 hour ride outside. 2 long swims and 3 runs, which haven't been all that long, but the bike is definitely the killer.

 

Update on Fibroid news and Ironman Training

I had my 2nd gynecologist appointment yesterday. I had made the decision to get a hysterectomy so I had my list of questions and the doctor went through them with me. I will be having an abdominal hysterectomy. It will be a total hysterectomy (removal of uterus and cervix) as well as removing my fallopian tubes. At this point I get to keep my ovaries.

Loving TrainerRoad!

For Valentine's Day my boyfriend gave me a Garmin 920XT. One of the reasons I wanted it so much was to use TrainerRoad as TR wasn't compatible with my Polar RCX5. I've been using the Garmin for a month and I love it. I've used TrainerRoad for about 2 or 3 weeks now and I am really enjoying it. Last weekend I also got myself a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. So far I like that it doesn't wobble as much as my Cyclops Mag+ and it is a lot less noisy and it has less vibrations. But I'm a lot slower on this trainer then on the Cyclops and I'm not so enamored with that.

Ironman training moves along

Sorry, I've skipped a week or so but I've been pretty busy. Training for the Ironman has gone fairly well the last couple of weeks. The weather was at it's coldest in mid-February but thankfully since then it's warmed up quite a bit. We are now seeing plus 0 temperatures during the day and I for one welcome it!

 

Feb 23rd - Mar 1st:

UTI and fibroids

IM training has been going pretty well. I've been able to keep my energy at a good level and not feeling as fatigue as I had been. Making sure to eat properly but I've had a few bad days where I eat junk. It's difficult for me to eat so healthy for so many days in a row. I'm used to eating junk food every other day, but I feel the affects a lot faster then I have before so it helps to stay on course.

 

Over thinking the fibroids

This week of training was slightly difficult for me. Again ups and downs. It started with my usual Monday swim class. My instructor was sick so we had a substitute. She noticed that I was crossing my hands too much so she told me to really separate my arms for a few lengths and then after awhile it would come back into place properly. Tried that and it certainly helped. And Wednesday swim where we did some fast swimming. I found my 50m and 100m swims haven't really gotten faster, my 50m was just under 1min and my 100m was 2:15. Not great, but I'm happy with that. I need to get faster.

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