Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2015-01-25 20:33
The 3rd week of IM training had some ups and downs. It started off on Monday with a swimming session with TTC. I had dinner before the swim and was still hungry after eating that I had some almonds and a banana. Stupid move, I felt so sluggish and moved so slow. I even had the pregnant woman nipping at my feet when doing the drills. I must remember to have just a snack, not a complete dinner that close to the swim. Lesson learned.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Mon, 2015-01-19 10:26
My 2nd week of IM Training has gone very well. So far so good. My week always starts with TTC swimming . This is a coach lead swim session. I've been at this since late September last year and have found it enjoyable. I'm one of those people that like to do most of my exercising alone (except long bike rides). But I've been finding these workouts helpful as the coach has helped me improved my form. On that day I had my stroke correct, but wasn't gliding, so quick strokes. After that I was able to get my glide correctly.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2015-01-11 12:20
I have finished my 1st week of training for Ironman Muskoka 2015 and considering I ended up getting sick this week (a sinus cold) it was a great week. By the end of the week I was much better. I have been quite excited about training for my first Ironman, but recently I have found out I may get sidelined.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Wed, 2014-12-31 10:14
2014 has shaped up to be a pretty good year. It has had it's ups and downs.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Thu, 2014-12-18 11:43
DNF. The most dreaded acronym to a runner/triathlete ever. And that is exactly what happened to me for this race.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Mon, 2014-09-01 15:52
Leading up to the race I had been having blood pressure problems. Tuesday before the race my blood pressure was as high as 150/90. On the 2nd check after 10min, it was slightly lower at 134/80. Much better, but still not ideal.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2014-07-20 20:32
4:15am wake up call. Ugh, I'm not a morning person on the best of days and 1 issue I have with this race is the 6:50am start time. No problems getting up though and had my instant coffee. Gross. Had a banana with peanut butter and that's it. Not exactly hungry that early in the morning and with an Oly I'm not too worried about having enough food. It was suppose to start raining around 2am, but it looked like it had held off until my mom came to pick me. Then it started spitting, but nothing too hard.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Wed, 2014-06-18 09:29
Woke up at 5am. Ugh, early mornings... I need my Tim Horton's coffee and I had found one that was 24hrs but it was a bit of a hike, so I wanted to get up early to be able to drink my coffee and have my morning, you know, movement. We ended up not having to go as far as I thought as there was a TH about 5min away by car and I was able to get my coffee there. Went back to the residences, where I was staying, and had my breakfast. Energy bar with peanut butter, banana with peanut butter and my TH coffee!
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2014-05-25 19:21
Woke up at 6am, didn't get a lot of sleep some snoring by an nameless sherpa. Got my clothes & walked over to Tim Hortons, grabbed 1 small coffee with 1 cream & 1/2 sugar and some other items for my mother and Irina. I quickly got back to the hotel and had my banana with peanut butter & drank the coffee. All done before 6:30am. Got my stuff all together (which was nicely placed into 1 bag.. 1 BAG!!!). Made up my Genucan (chocolate) and put Heed into 1 of my bottles and had it set up on the bike.
Submitted by Carol Levesque on Sun, 2014-04-13 13:22