Saturday, July 9, 2011

What next?

This summer thus far, has been one of indecision as I can't seem to get my act together and make any commitments to an event. I keep threatening to sign up for various races and then they come and go without me at the starting line.
Time to get committed and get myself entered in some races. Which brings me to my next point, the Sylvan Lake 1/2 Iron Man on July 24th. This is a race I really like so I hope this gets me going again and back into the swing of things. I am just waiting until Monday to make sure that weekend is clear for me and then I will get signed up. Last time I was 5:08 with a really slow run as I had a banged up calf.
I have been training very consistently and feel I am within weeks of being in full IM condition. A bit more time on the bike and a few long runs and I will be there. My cycling has shown some improvements again this summer. I'm not sure I am any faster but I have definitely gotten stronger. I credit that to the SUFFERFEST DVD's I have been training with lately. Their motto is "I will beat my ass today so I can kick your's tomorrow." Brilliant! And they are inexpensive, around $11 / each and you can download them directly from their site. So far they have 5 different ones in the collection and I have all of them.
So far this week I have logged 10 hours of training with one day to go. Today will be a longish run, 20km or so. Weather is not looking great but that's okay as I don't run well in the heat anyway!
Hope you have had a great week and happy training!

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