Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Dirty Dash

The Dirty Dash was perhaps the hardest race I have done to date... I am including the two half-centuries, half-marathon and triathlon I have already completed. I am not sure why this race was so much harder than the others being that the distance was a mere 10k but nevertheless I found it to be exceptionally challenging. It also really sucked being the slow person on my team. If you are ever in this position it is one you want to get out of as quick as possible. With that said, it was a fun race and I loved my team! Additionally, I will be including pictures with a play by play of how the race went as soon as they become available.

On a side, I was so mad about my own abilities at the Dirty Dash that I got up this morning and went for an almost two hour bike ride. It was good to get out and continue to work, especially since I was so incredibly sore from the race yesterday.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Never enough time

I realized today that if I trained the recommended three hours a day from now to the race, that would be 687 hours of training... that's right 687 hours of preparation for an event that is 17 (max) hours... and yet it doesn't feel like it's enough. Hmmm.

Furthermore, finding time to train for the Ironman has proven problematic. Between work, school and extra curricular activities I am only training about four hours a week. According to all the books, articles and websites I have referred too this number should be closer to 20 hours a week. Any thoughts or suggestions on how to build in more work-outs would be greatly appreciated.

Additionally I have decided to join Weight Watchers because the principles they teach are sound and having the additional support will be nice. So from here on out, weight losses or gains will be updated per the 'official' weight watchers' scale.

Upcoming Events:
The DIRTY DASH Saturday September 25, 2010 10k Obstacle Course

Current Stats:
Weight: Not willing to disclose this particular bit of information just yet...
Height: 5'2" (for the record I don't anticipate this one changing)
Total Loss: 0 lbs (I have fluctuated on this one so I will be logging numbers now based on Weight Watchers tracking)

Days to Ironman: