Recent happenings

Recent happenings
Wow it’s been a long time since my last post. A lot has happened in the last 2+ months, and I figured it was time to come up for air and chat for a while. Last time I mentioned that I’ll be helping out with my tri club’s newbie program, and by now we’re already on ...

New year, new challenges 2

New year, new challenges
I’ll be honest, along with my training burnout I’ve also been dealt a side of blogging burnout. Last year the longer the workouts got, the more I technically had to rant write about, but the more tired I was afterwards and wanted nothing more than just curl up and sleep for 15 hours. I’ll admit, ...

Life in recovery mode 2

Life in recovery mode
It’s weird. People have warned me about this, and I’ve read others blog about it. Somehow it still took me by surprise. I’m not really sure if I have the post-Ironman blues, but whatever this is sure feels uncomfortable. A few days after the big race, I had a call with Coach P to go over ...

IMAZ prelude

IMAZ prelude
Ahhhh IMAZ. It was my focus for the last 12 months and finally, the big day is over! I’ve put off writing the recap because life has just consumed me upon return. That and I wanted a few days to sort out my feelings and wrap my head around what just happened :) It’s gonna be ...

The calm before the IMAZ storm 4

The calm before the IMAZ storm
Well ladies and gentlemen, the big race of the year is almost upon us. Toeing the line of my first ironman in 3 days’ time…to say the last few days have been an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. Unlike most of my training days, my appetite has vanished into thin air and I have ...

IMAZ Week 12: Things I won’t miss about Ironman training 1

IMAZ Week 12: Things I won't miss about Ironman training
It’s been a long, long year of training for me. Granted, not all of it was specifically for this race that I’m about to encounter in a mere 10 days (!!!! GULP), but in case I ever consider the prospect of signing up for another 140.6, I want to remind myself of all the less ...

IMAZ Week 11: Last big push

IMAZ Week 11: Last big push
I was pretty darn proud of myself after last week’s triple brick madness, but coach thought one more week of hard training will help polish things off for race day. Mentally I was numb anyway – bring on moar pain!! If I can’t feel you, you can’t hurt me!! By now, my mid-week schedule is ...

IMAZ Week 10: Triple Brick Madness

IMAZ Week 10: Triple Brick Madness
So I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it on this blog, but I stumbled upon Twentysix -and-then-some Page’s blog a year and a half ago. I read about her training leading up to IMAZ back in 2012, her injury, her comeback and eventual conquer of Coeur d’Alene. I thought she was such a friggin’ badass. ...

IMAZ Week 9: Celebrating the next decade

IMAZ Week 9: Celebrating the next decade
Another week down! This one was labeled “recovery” in my schedule, but aside from a few sliiiightly easier mid-week workouts, I’d say it was still pretty intense. The highlight of my week was definitely my birthday on Saturday! I thought it would suck turning 30 in the midst of peak ironman training, and while I ...

IMAZ Weeks 7&8: All kinds of hurt, and a few breakdowns

IMAZ Weeks 7&8: All kinds of hurt, and a few breakdowns
Getting a little behind on the blog! 2 in 1 this week. Week 7 recap This was my first week back after the Tahoe failure. Early on my morale was still a bit low but by the weekend it was more or less back to normal. My fitness however, seems to have flattened a bit. ...