Week 3 Ironman Louisville Training: Hope is Not a Strategy

This week was a great week. I'm coming off a high of a pretty awesome training week. I really feel like things are coming together. It's not easy but I'm seeing progress (despite setbacks here and there). I spent some time combing through my training plan this week, doing research on the swim/bike/run route in … Continue reading Week 3 Ironman Louisville Training: Hope is Not a Strategy

Week 2 Ironman Louisville Training: Challenges and Changes

My birthday week was one of my most successful training weeks yet! I made it to all of my workouts with exception of taking Wednesday night off. I was incredibly exhausted from training and found that I had actually trained 10 days in a row, so taking an evening off didn't kill a streak or … Continue reading Week 2 Ironman Louisville Training: Challenges and Changes

Week 1 Ironman Louisville Training: Love Yourself Enough to Work Harder

It's my first week of my official Ironman training and it went better than expected. Of course there were highs (finally hitting my stride in the pool and gaining some smoothness in the water) and the lowest of lows (retching over on a Friday morning at 4am due to not-so-good veggie patties and breaking down into … Continue reading Week 1 Ironman Louisville Training: Love Yourself Enough to Work Harder

2012 Recap: A Year of Positive Change and New Beginnings

Oh man! The new year is upon us! Last year my obligatory EOY post was saved as a draft. Ironically I never finished it so this year I'm rushing at the last minute to sum up all of my thoughts and goals, and reflect on the progress I've made this year and all of my plans … Continue reading 2012 Recap: A Year of Positive Change and New Beginnings

New Trainer/Coach, New Race, and Week Recap

What a week! It's been very productive. On Tuesday, after a lot of internal debating, I hired a personal trainer to help me reach my goals. On Wednesday, he proceeded to metaphorically kick my ass in a very good way. On Thursday, I looked in to my goal race (Rev3 Portland) and it was cancelled!! I was … Continue reading New Trainer/Coach, New Race, and Week Recap