Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Today was my last day to run for 2008. I did it. I made my goal. I ran just a little over 1,000 miles. I reached this at 1:40pm at mile .9 of my 3.6 mile run today. I was listening to my Triathlon Song just before I hit the big 1,000. I raised both my hands in the air just for a brief moment. I feel so amazed and cheerful.
Just before Christmas I recieve a plaque with a neat quote (above) written by lao Tzu. This almost put me into tears because this year has been a huge journey for me. Now it's finally time to rest and take a break. Maybe 3-4 days off??
Total (As of 12/31/08)
Swim: 225,300 meters (150.2 miles)
Bike: 3,009.36 miles
Run: 1,002.61 miles
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
My Distance Goals:
Swim: 225,000+ meters (150 miles)
Bike: 3,000+ miles
Run: 1,000+ miles
What I have with 13-14 days left in 2009:
Swim: 222,950 meters (148.63 miles) - 2,050 meters left
Bike: 3,009.36 miles - Done
Run: 952.23 miles - 47.77 miles left
So close!! I will easily get my swim goal. Bike goal is done.
I have 47.7 miles left to run...will I be able to run this amount in 13-14 days?? That is about 3.5 miles per day. I know its possible, but here's the deal. I was on the treadmill last week and was working on sprint/fartleks. I screwed up and wore myself out. My right hip has been acting up and I am a bit concerned. I took 3 full days off from running and was on the treadmill again last night. I took it easy, but my hip hurt. It only hurt after the run...I was limping a little too.
This might be related to my crash 1 week before Ironman in June?? It seems like its the same issue anyways. It nearly went away and it came back.
I am off running during my lunch break today. I brought warm clothes because I plan on running outside (38 degrees). Yikes. I don't plan on going too far; 4-5 miles. I plan on taking Ibuprofen which should make a difference.
I will tough it out...at least these last 47.77 miles. That's only about 24 miles per week, which is less than what I have been doing.
I will keep you posted. Thanks for reading.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Overall Place: 34
Sex Place: 34
Division Place: 22
Run Rank: 8
Run Distance: 4 miles
Run Time: 24:36 (6:09/pace)
Bike Rank: 67
Bike Distance: 10.8 miles
Bike Time: 32:57 (19.7 mph)
Total 2008 Time: 59:22 (Run Time: 24:36)
Total 2007 Time: 1:09:34 (Run Time: 25:03)
Total 2006 Time: 1:00:15 (Run Time: 26:59)
My times were better this year overall. The course was covered in ice/snow last year which made the bike times to vary. I was able to ride my road bike this year and my run time was 27 seconds faster.
I need to start riding my bike again. I've only been out riding 2-3 in two months so it's time to start riding again. This will improve my bike times. I was in shock because I finished the run in 8th place overall and 26 people pass me on the bike. Way too many!!! I will start working on my 2009 goals, and improving my speed times on the bike is one of them.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Here is today's workout
1,100m warm up/drills
100 cool down
Total Distance: 2,000m
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Monday 11/24 - 4.4 miles - 26:20
Monday 12/1 - 4.4 miles - 26:15
GOAL 12/7 - 4.4 miles - 27:00
The treadmill makes me push hard so if I can run well on Sunday I will make my goal.
I have only 100 miles left to go!!! With 30 days left, That's only 3.33 miles per day. I am almost there. Almost...