Monday, January 31, 2011
Great ride yesterday morning with the most beautiful Florida morning blue skis. I loved it, even more because I was able to keep up with these incredibly strong women, well at least the first 20 miles :) I need more practice riding with the wind on my face, but the weird thing was that it feels Windy when we were riding but none of tree were moving, humm. I also love my new bike shoes, huge different on my riding.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Our "long" ride of the week - Met at Eastminster Church @ 7:30AM. Was chilly at about 50 degrees, but not as cold as earlier in the week! Beautiful, sunny day - great day for a ride! Rode south to McLarty Museum just over the Sebastian Inlet Bridge and back for a 40 mile ride.
* Swim: 4,050 yards (T, W, Fr)
* Bike: 82 miles (Th, Fr-Spin, Su)
* Run: 9 miles (M, W, F)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
For years, Suzanne and her "groupies" have been doing the "Thursday morning bike ride" EVERY Thursday. I started with them back in 2001, but they had been riding way before I started. So, today, as usual we rode south on A1A. We are incorporating this ride into our IM training, and today it was only Patti, Suzanne, and I. Ana is probably riding as I am typing this.
It was cold at 6:30 this morning at a chilly 45 degrees! But we layered and got through it pretty easily actually. We rode 26 miles and averaged about 19-20mph heading south and about 16-17 heading north - a little bit of a headwind coming back!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Day 2 of our training...Sunday was too cold to ride....except I did show up...didn't read my e-mail...so I walked 4 miles with my dog (Lola).
Today we ran for 30 minutes...not too bad....just getting it into our heads we are really doing this baby....Patti
Sunday, January 23, 2011
We actually did it... we signed up for a full Ironman race. I guess it's about time...
Since both Patti and I were out of town until this week, our first training day didn't officially start until Friday, January 21st. We started the day with Suzanne's 6AM spin class and 7AM stretch class. Then we met up at noon at Gleason Park for our first pool swim of the season. I had not been in the pool since the Amelia Island Race back in October, so it was slow and easy for me! Immediately afterwards we did a 30 minute run... not too bad for our first day!