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Training Log Archive: ironqueen

In the 7 days ending Jun 25, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  run1 1:25:00 10.56(8:03) 17.0(5:00)
  bike1 1:10:00 25.09(2:47) 40.38(1:44)
  Total2 2:35:00 35.65(4:21) 57.38(2:42)

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Wednesday Jun 22, 2005 #

run 1:25:00 [3] 17.0 km (5:00 / km)

It was raining today and only suppose to amount to 2 mm. Sure. Welcome to our weather systems!! It was pouring down and must have amounted to 20mm. We 4 hearty women set off in the woods outside of Berwick on the trails. My new, wonderful Nikes were mud strewn and water was sloshing in my once pristine shoes. Oh the indignity. These women are fast and strong so every Wed nite run is a challenge for me. It's great to have them to train with b/c by Wed I'm so tired and facing 4 more days of hard training---that without them, I'd probably not run. Anyhoo, the roots to jump over were very wet and slippery and the grass was up to my arse but I survived. With 15 minutes to go, Irongirl suggested I just "run straight down the hwy back to the car and wait for them". That was a great "red flag" to get me motivated to keep going. Whatever it takes:) It was the best of times and not the most pleasant run I've done, but again, the Ironman is a test of mental and willpower and this run was exactly that!!!

Tuesday Jun 21, 2005 #

bike hills 1:10:00 [4] 40.38 km (1:44 / km)

Well folks, this is my first real bike ride and the Ironman is in 6.5 wks. I just haven't been able to inspire myself to go. This is strange because this has always been MY BEST discipline. Anyhoo, as soon as I sat on the seat and peddled down the driveway I remembered how much I love biking. Of course I started out with a killer over the mtn route. Since California and the Hawaii Ironman races are KILLER for hills, I'm going to do up to 4 repeats of this route to get in the 180 km distance. I enjoyed it until about 32 kms in once more into a headwind. The winds are strange here. You start out into a headwind and think, "no prob, then I'll finish up with it behind me". Then the wind changes. It's great for training b/c no wind is worse than what we train in!!! For the final 8 kms I just hung on until I turned the corner and then hammered home. The hot tub was SWEET after that.

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