Lessons Learned On My Ironman Journey (Ironman Louisville Finisher Race Report)

Posted on: September 4, 2010


At about Mile 20 of the Marathon – when it seemed very unlikely I would make the finish line by the 17 hour cutoff, I started writing this blog post in my head. At that time, it was entitled “No Regrets…but No Ironman.” Wonder of wonders…I made it. I …

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Double Brick

Posted on: June 29, 2010


Our first ironteam photo on November 7th. Lots fewer now! IronMel’s blog about the Brick starts with the old Commodores song, ‘She’s a BRICK….HOUSE…She’s Mighty Mighty….Jus’ Lettin’ It ALL Hang Out…’ – I can’t get that out of my mind now, so I …

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Tuesday/Wednesday workout; Playlist; Turkey and Bike Story

Posted on: May 5, 2010


Last one first. You gotta read this story HERE – oh lord. And I thought I had turkey problems! Yesterday was a Swim ladder, and a Brick spin/run. I had a bunch of “clean up email” stuff to do, and “suddenly” it was 3:00 – time to get the whole thing in …

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Swim and Run, Bike and Run

Posted on: December 10, 2009


Yesterday was a Swim and Run – 1750 yard Swim, then 10 minute “jog” and 30 minute “run easy.” The swim was pretty fun – I really like that pool. It’s frustrating because I still take SO many strokes to get across the pool, though I feel confident. I kn …

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New Playlist from Da Snipah (and 1st Swim Marker Set time)

Posted on: December 3, 2009


Today is a “Swim Marker Set” – we have to warm up, do a few drills, then swim 800 yards continuously at “race pace” and report our time back to our coaches. I’m off to do it in about 10 minutes. Last night I received a CD of Toonz from my BFF Melissa H …

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Short Run and Playlist

Posted on: December 2, 2009


Today was a “short” run (40 minutes). I’m still concerned when I read I was supposed to get about 5.0 miles, and I actually got 2.6. That makes me 1/2 as fast as I should be. H actually wants to map out the “cut off” (or “chip”) times for the Louisvill …

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Bike Trainer Workout (Hill Climb) and Playlist

Posted on: December 1, 2009


OK, I admit it. In all the years that I was training for triathlons (a billion years ago when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth), I NEVER really trained for the bike part. And it was always my undoing. I didn’t really “know how” to train for the Bike. I also …

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Swim/Run Brick and Playlist

Posted on: December 1, 2009


Today was a Swim/Run Brick. The Swim was 1600, mainly of drills. I’m concerned because my left arm is still numb from the bike ride on Sunday. Just not sure what to make of this. I have good gloves, I’m trying not to “lean” on that side, etc. – but it …

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Swim Today Plus Playlist and as a BONUS, “Major Tom” lyrics in English & German

Posted on: November 27, 2009


Today I got to the pool and realized I had left my workout on the passenger seat of the car! D’oh! I did remember it was 1750, and that the beginning was a 300 warmup, then the usual drills (3×50 of on back/swim then “catch up”/swim then scull/swim), a …

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Happy Turkey Day! Recipes, Run and Playlist

Posted on: November 26, 2009


Got up this morning, and H and I got to work preparing for Thanksgiving. First, wild mushroom soup (serves 6): 2 lbs wild mushrooms, 1/2 c unsalted butter, 1/3 cup chopped green onions, 6 garlic cloves, peeled, 3T flour, 6 cups chicken stock, 3/4 c hea …

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