Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Offical Crazy Countdown Has Begun

I'm just under 6 weeks til Ironman Louisville and I am hitting the hardest of the weeks!! These past two weeks I had a nice taper, the Muncie Enduration Half IM, a recovery week, a sinus infection, and now its time to haul ass. For the week I've ticked off 69 of 241 miles of S/B/R.

Muncie was the craziest weather I have ever raced in. The swim was uneventful except for a crosswind making it difficult to site. During the second half of the bike a storm rolled in bringing downpours so bad I couldn't see more than a few feet in front of me. My legs and back were tight during the bike and made it quite uncomfortable to be in arrow so I rode a ton on my hoods hoping they would loosen up. The rain continued off and on through the run. Not having my legs during the bike was a blessing because I had the best run I've ever had in a half. I've never broken 2 hours and at Muncie I was 1:48 (yippie). The only disappointment (and I sound nuts for saying this) was that I signed up for this race because I've heard it can be a very HOT, grueling day. This was supposed to be building me up for I'm praying this cool summer continues through August otherwise Hot Betty and I will be cooked!

I PR'd with a time of 5:38 where my previous time was 5:52 from Racine. Olympic, Halfs, and soon to be fulls are the only races I keep track of PR's. The distances for Sprint races fluctuate so much its hard to judge. Even though in the longer distance races sometimes one of the disciplines are short (or long) I think the times are all relative.

Next week I hope announce my Chicago Marathon - Girls on the Run fundraising event. I plan to send the email early next week, get a donation link set up on the blog, and a link on facebook.

Some Yummy Stuff
Here's been my staple breakfast for the past couple of weeks:
Chocolate Hemp Milk, Vanilla Almond Milk, 1c Frozen Spinach, 1T Flaxmeal, 1T protien powder, 1 Frozen Banana, 2T Naturally Nutty Peanut Butter, and sipping some Kombucha on the side to keep me healthy


Amy said...

YUMMMM on the shake! It looks so good. And congrats on such a fast HIM! That run split is awesome! Hopefully we can meet before the big race in LV. :) I will be there early (late Wednesday night) and am staying at the Galt House. Do you know anyone doing the race? I don't!

Anonymous said...

The next 6 weeks are going to fly!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the title of your blog!!!

A group of my friends did IMKY last year and LOVED it!!! You are going to have a blast!!!!