Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Renae Update

Sell I don't remember when I posted last, so I'll just give you the run down of my last week or something like that.  I have never been so ready for the stupid Triathlon to just freaking get here.  Usually I feel like "Oh crap!  It's just around the corner, and I'm not as ready as I wanted to be!"  This year it is more like "Come on already, I'm sick of this training like CRAZY!"  I set myself a hard P.R. to break last year, having knocked THREE MINUTES off of my previous P.R.  My goal is to set another P.R., but it will be tough.  I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win my division this year, but we'll see.  I'm in one of the toughest age divisions there is.  It's possible, but certainly no guarantee.  Heck, I may not even place.   I'm not sure who will win between Bruce and I.  It's going to be an all out race.  He out swims me - hands down, no comparison.  I'm better on the bike, and the run is a pretty good match - although he has beat me the last two runs we've done together, and he's getting faster all the time.  I may lose to him.  That's fine though.

OKAY, enough jabber about that.  Here's what I've been up to:

I don't remember much about last week.  lol!  I know I worked hard.  I did the Tuesday night ride (and apparently accidentally started a family feud lol!)  I ran a few times, and biked twice, and swam a few times.  We did a brick on Saturday.  I also did Jillian and my Kettlebell routine.

So far this week:

Monday:  Biked HARD and hilly for 40 minutes, followed by a quick 20 minute swim

Tuesday:  Biked with Team Godzilla.  I did two Whiteside loops, so that's somewhere around 23ish miles, with two ugly hills and a few rollers.  I averaged 18.3 mph (but there was new gravel on a couple of miles worth of roads, so I had to go slower than I normally would have.)  The heat was HORRIBLE!!!

Wednesday:  I ran 4 miles with Bruce's group.  My average speed was about 8:19 minute miles  (We then walked one mile for a cool down.)  I'm doing a Jillian workout as soon as I get off of the computer, and I plan on swimming this evening. 

The plan for the rest of the week is as follows: 

Thursday:  Run 6 miles with my group.

Friday:  Essentially the exact same as today, but swap Jillian for a Kettlebell routine.

Saturday:  15 mile bike, 3 mile run, then swim


timpani76 said...

Good luck on the tri! I hope you win your age division and beat your old PR!

lizS said...

i just know you're going to do well! i don't think ANY of you have ever been this prepared for the tri, lol!!