#timetrialtuesday here we go! Back to 2018 Door County Half Ironman. Where I basically drowned in the water, rode strong but still had my doors blown off by everyone, and ran decent. ——
The position has drastically changed since this photo in July. Onwards to 2019!
This week has been recovery focused. It concluded a very nice block of training. Cindi said to me this week, “you’re less stressed now that you have a coach”. Having someone I’m accountable to has really helped me. Also my blog posts and these photos have really helped my accountability, something I’ve lacked over the past years. #—-
So here i am on Saturday night swimming. Had some 250s moderate, 500 base effort, into 3x100 hard. 1:13, 1:12... 1:09. I haven’t swam a 1:09 freestyle in along time. Before the last rep I was thinking, “let’s smash this” #progress #proud
First Cyclocross Race in the books! I missed registration for the Cat 4/5 so went with the “Legends Race” where many people wore costumes, drank beer, and had fun. I figured this race would be the perfect entrance to this type of racing. I felt like i was either smiling or searching for oxygen the whole time. It was a blast and can’t wait to race more this Fall!
Another Podcast is UP!
2018 Ironman Wisconsin was a special race for Jacqui Giuliano. She won the Overall Age Group Women's race and more importantly, she put together her best Ironman performance to date!
Swimming 1:04, riding 5:35, and running 3:00 for a total time of 9:49! Jacqui had the 2nd overall faster run split (male or female) and her husband Ryan was the only one to run faster. Incredible.
*Available on iTunes, GooglePlay, and Spotify
So... this just happened!
The Podcast with @cody.beals is up! We spent under an hour discussing a lot of great information. -His recent Ironman Mont Tremblant WIN and COURSE RECORD
-Lessons he has learned that work and didn't work
-His thoughts on battling weight, short eating disorder, over training
-Value of having a coaching relationship
-Training advice that has worked for him in swim, bike, and run
-His approach to Ironman Chattanooga and racing in heat
(Also available on iTunes)
Meal planning for week #2. It takes an hour to build 6 meals. I always thought it was a waste of time and but it makes it so easy for me to make better choices. And it’s a lot less expensive. Thanks to @mike_ekberg and @cpettersson21 for the inspiration. Michael showed me how much it’s helped them and it certainly stuck with me.
❤️❤️❤️ Lucy really likes @shalaneflanagan Brown Rice Risotto #runfastcookfasteatslow
Tuesday Night Ride Views
Im proud of myself. You ever say that to yourself after you’ve done something you thought you couldn’t or wouldn’t do? I think it’s important that you do. In the pool at 8:20pm ready to swim 3400. 2x8, 7x1, 8x50 in the main set. The whole set, even to the cool down I had the Lionel Sanders video in my head where he’s talking through what’s going on in his head before the final repeat. How your brain wants to protect it self so you create excuses to stop. No stopping tonight!
Well... this just happened. Week 1 in the plan with Coach Kevin and I swam the furthest solo in 3-4 years. I was going into this 50% ready to tackle the challenge and 50% sure I would blow up. The main set was 3100 with longer repeats to shorter faster on short rest. 1:30s on the long easy to 36-37s on the fast 50s on 10” rest. I kept it together when the arms were tiring and was able to focus on my stroke mechanics.