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. ...

IMAZ Week 6: Lake Tahoe 70.3, the race that almost was

IMAZ Week 6: Lake Tahoe 70.3, the race that almost was
I had a rather lengthy post written about my weekend up at Tahoe, but it felt kind of silly going into all that detail for something that didn’t end up happening. So I’ll spare you all the same build up to disappointment that I experienced and just summarize my weekend in pictures instead. The view ...

IMAZ Week 5: Recovery week

IMAZ Week 5: Recovery week
Recovery week! Oh how I love thee. I have IMLT 70.3 to thank for this easy week. The first building phase of IMAZ made me crack just a little, and after a pretty emotional end to last week, I started off this week with….a recovery day. To be honest, after telling coach that I was ...

IMAZ Week 3/4: A great week, a crap week, and an accident

IMAZ Week 3/4: A great week, a crap week, and an accident
Um..I guess 2 weeks of regular updates was all I could manage. Training is getting serious!! A lot has happened in the last 2 weeks, but I’ll try not to go overboard here. Swim Something amazing happened to me at the pool 2 weeks ago. I was finishing up my solo “masters” swim at the ...

IMAZ Week 2: IMLT 70.3 preview week 2

IMAZ Week 2: IMLT 70.3 preview week
It’s been a crazy, crazy week. So on my way to IMAZ, I’m gonna pick up some extra bling at Lake Tahoe 70.3. The course is practically in my backyard, and just in case I want to sign up for the full ever (1% chance is still a chance!), this will be a great opportunity ...

IMAZ Week 1: Don’t forget the sunblock

IMAZ Week 1: Don't forget the sunblock
Holy moly IMAZ week 1! This is happening!! *dun dun duuuun* It’s been a long year of training for various races, but I feel like this is the only block that truly matters. Everything else up till this point was more just getting used to my coach’s style, seeing if his influence improves my performance ...