Tuesday, September 21, 2010

T minus 2

Just two months to go until Ironman Arizona!

I'm on week 12 of my 20 week training plan.  This is the final testing week and the last real opportunity to adjust my running pace and cycling power numbers prior to race day.  I'll post the results from my testing later in the week.

The repair of the dam at Tempe Town Lake appears to be on schedule. Crews are 85 percent finished with the installation of Bladder No. 3, 70 percent finished with Bladder No. 2 and about 10 percent finished with Bladder No. 1.

Here's a link to a time lapse video done by the Arizona Republic of the roll out of Bladder No. 1. http://bit.ly/9XXCPr  

Monday, September 20, 2010

Motivational Movie Monday

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman giving "Motivation" to his new recruits.
Beware - there's some harsh language.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


10 weeks of official "plan" training down, 10 weeks to go until Ironman Arizona and the running miles are really starting to add up.  Starting this week, my plan has me running every Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Two of those runs are brick runs, so fairly short and easy, but the others are focused runs that leave me a bit drained. Bike and Swim volume are also ramping up each week making rest more elusive.

The good news is I've been feeling really good on my run workouts - especially the long runs.  Gotta keep working towards legs that are bullet-proof for that 26.2 mile cool-down run on race day!