I’m going to try another wiki wiki post. Maybe this will become a weekly feature. It is nice because I can jot down notes throughout the week and do one quick post out of them.
Last week was a successful easy week. I finished up with doing only one workout per day (except for Thursday when I did yoga and a run). It was just what I needed before starting to ramp it back up.
This week will be a moderate week before the official start of the training plan on the 28th.
Just in time for training to start, the high school goes on Spring Break which means the pool will be closed from April 4th to the 10th. Crap. I have a couple options for alternative pools so hopefully I can work something out.
I did an hour on the trainer on Sunday. After a couple rides outside, I was quickly reminded how much trainer rides suck. With the weather cooling back off this week, I better suck it up because I’ll probably be back downstairs so more.
I finished up my Cupcake Marathon on Monday with my second 13.1 mile run. My second run was about 2 minutes faster than the first one.
On my Monday run, I saw ran past a woman going the other way who looked familiar. As we passed, I turned around and yelled, “Are you training for a triathlon?” “Yeah, an Ironman,” was her reply. A kindred spirit. We stopped to chat for a couple minutes. She is training for CdA and her husband has done IMWI twice before. I realized that the reason she looked familiar was because we swim next to each other at the pool. Haha. It is amazing how different people look with a swim cap and goggles on.
I saw a Robin today. That should me spring is here. However, Mother Nature didn’t get the message because we have had a combination of snow, sleet, and ice the past two days.
In a win for healthy eating, The Whitecaps, our minor league baseball team, released the winner of their contest for a new menu item. The winner – Chicks with Sticks – Fresh veggies served with hummus or ranch dressing. Previously, the winner was the 5th/3rd Burger named after baseball park (and Midwest banking chain). The burger weighs in at 4,889 calories and was the center of a Man v. Food episode. It is refreshing to see that a healthy snack could win out against the disgusting unhealthy competition. Check out the slideshow here if you want see the losers including a the Walking Spaghetti, a 16-inch loaf of Cole’s garlic bread, smothered with a pound of spaghetti, meatballs, a quart of marinara and a pound of cheese. 5,630 calories.
I bought a box of Wheaties. I don’t think I have ever eaten Wheaties. I am not a breakfast person at all. If I eat cereal it is generally Cheerios (with a healthy spoonful of sugar), Lucky Charms, or Frosted Mini Wheats. So why did I buy the Wheaties? Because Macca was on the front of course! Regardless of whether you pro-Macca or anti-Macca, the fact that a Kona winner was on the Wheaties box was just too good to pass up.
Finally, DRog over at DR: Tri’ing 4 Iron sent me a great link for IMWI tips. From the article, “the IMWI bike course, in our opinion, is the second most challenging on the US Ironman circuit, holding the title for years before IMSG stepped up to take the title.” Excellent. DRog – I’m counting on you to be volunteering at IMWI now. Everyone else (names not needed, you know who you are) is skipping out on IMWI to go to some other event instead.