Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Ok, maybe it is the lighting and maybe it is just smoke and mirrors. I have been working HARD the last few months. I did all my long runs and finished a marathon. I have been doing TRX workouts for several months now. I did a week of training at 9,000+ feet above sea level. My run splits have dropped, and my bike speed has bumped up. No change in the pool. Meh...

Most importantly, I am now 5-6 pounds lighter than I was for Ironman Cozumel. When you are little, it does not take a huge amount of weight to make a big difference.

Has there been a special diet? No, not really. I have been eating like I normally do, but I have really cut back on big or second helpings. Of course I don't drink much other than water and tea. I do have the occasional adult beverage, but most times I keep it to one. Two can put me under the table. I try to stay away from fried food as much as I can and I have upped my fruit and veggie intake.

I have my first triathlon this year in 25 days. This is my first triathlon in the W 40-44 age group. It will be an Olympic distance triathlon. I have not done one of those in a few years. I am a little nervous about it. All the jackrabbits are going to come out to play and there are some hard core women in my age group. I have a sinking feeling that I am going to place somewhere in the middle of my AG. My testing the week before last spat out a 1:34/100 yd swim pace, a 21.2 mph bike pace, and a 6:40 mile pace....all for a 6 minute effort. My real effort in a race will be WAY SLOWER.

Today was more TRX and a nifty treadmill workout of 30:30 sec. at 6:40 pace or 9 on the treadmill: and 4.5 pace for recovery at a 2% incline. 20 repeats. Now I have to find some lunch and then I have a swim workout. My coach has me doing some hard speed work right now for this Olympic race coming up. We shall see how it goes.

Later Gators,



Christi said...

You look fabulous!!! I hope you have a great race!

Heather said...

Ummm, pretty sure you're gonna do some serious dusting in your upcoming race! Crikey! Good work on the TRX - I've been thinking about picking one up to give it a go and just might after seeing your results.

Regina said...

ok, wow. What a change and you were already super fit.

You are going to do much better than you think, I guarantee it. TRX...yeah, maybe this is a good thing.