Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Ah-ha moments

A few things today... I forgot to mention that Dave told me some software he had analyzed my cadence on the CompuTrainer and I'm not doing so great. My circles are not efficient or something I guess. I push down on the pedal but that's it so he says we are going back to one leg biking. eeks.. That's riding my bike with one leg clipped in and working entirely on my circles pushing down and pulling up.

I felt for the first time today what it's going to be like when my days are nothing but training. I've been gone since 10:00 this morning swimming and running. Neither were super long, but the time goes so fast. My friend Sarah and I did 2000m total but broke it into some drills for nearly 1.5 hours followed by a 7.38 mile run on the canal. I'm pooped. My calf hurts, quads hurt, arms hurt... everything hurts right now and I don't think my legs could handle one more mile. All this and I haven't been on my bike in almost a week. I'm in "maintenance" mode until January when the real IM training starts but damn, how does a person do all this AND work?

My goals for Dec are 60 miles running and 250 miles biking. That only ads up to 2.5 miles a day for 6 days and a bit over 10 bike miles per day but include the swimming, which is going to be 3 times a week and that's a good days workout for 6 solid days. I'm tired just thinking about it and I haven't scratched the surface.

I came to the computer with lots to say (there is alot to think about when you run 7 miles alone) but I'm too stinky and tired so I'll write more later. I think I'm ready to share some of my deepest secrets in an effort to clean out my closet. I need room for some better stuff so be sure to check back maybe tomorrow for the real juicy stuff.

1 comment:

Clint, Marianne and Sage said...

OK first:
That picture of the machine is so not what I thought you meant. I've never been on one of those. Looks scary and wicked fun.
Can't wait to read about all your juicy secrets...!