Tuesday, March 24, 2009

new training phase

Today I did my first "brick" training. I did some running speed work followed by swim technique work followed by speed work home via my feet. Despite some stomach issues I felt great. My body powered threw. My goal is to do a brick (bike-run) next week. Likely a 20 mile ride follwed by a 6 mile run...roughly half of what I will have to do for the Half Iron.

I am getting a little anxious about the Tri. I know my body will be able to handle it and I have over 2 months of training ahead but the thought of doing THAT much in one day is becoming slightly daunting. Last night I had a dream that I could not continue on with the Tri because I did not sign in that morning and did not have my anklet. I pleaded with the race officials to let me enter the next wave but they would not let me. The dream made no sense but clearly I am anxious about it. ooo boy! I am excited how my body is responding to my trianing. I am able to push myself to the next level easily. My hip is a being a bit pesky, but holding its own.

My training is ramping up now. Doing 5 days a week, with one brick training per week. ROAR! Train on !