Monday, December 16, 2013

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!

Last week we had 9" of snow on Friday & another 3" on Sunday. And now the temperature is in the single digits. School is closed on Monday & Tuesday, & that means the pool is closed on Monday.
Monday was suppose to be a swim workout, but since the pool was closed I went to SNAP Fitnees & did an hour on the elliptical.
Tuesday was an easy run followed by a strength workout. Since I haven't figured our the strength routine, just did my normal ab/core workout.
Wednesday was bike & swim day. Went to SNAP & used the spin bike for an hour. Then later I went the pool for a 50 minute swim.
Thursday was a run & strength but I just got too busy & had a basketball game out of town that evening.
Friday was another run. I got in 5 miles in about 45 minutes. Then it was off to another game. It was my biggest varsity game to date!
Saturday & Sunday was a bike day followed by a run day. Didn't get either done. Just didn't.
Let's see how this next week goes.

Monday, December 9, 2013

First Week Complete #Rev3CP2014

First week completed with new coach. Not that we are doing anything new, just that it's hard to get in the groove with this weather southern Indiana is having. 
Monday I did my 30' time trial (TT) test. This test is used to determine my heart rate zones for all future run workouts. 
Tuesday was a bike day & it was nice enough outside (for December) that I did a group ride at 8pm. One small problem, I was on my fat tire commuter bike while the 3 others were on their skinny tire road bike. But in the end, it was a good ride.
Wednesday was time for my swim TT test, 500 yds in 8:19.09. I was hoping to get under 8:30.
Thursday was the start of the weather pattern change. I had a run scheduled but wasn't able to get it in, had a basketball game in downtown Indy that night.
Friday was the day we got 9" of snow during the day & was not able to get to Columbus to swim at FFY.
Saturday was my bike TT test to determine my heart rate zones for the bike. I did this test at SNAP Fitness gym on the spin bike. I like using it so I don't "use up" my TT bike.
Sunday was a scheduled run day... But it was in the teens outside so I went back to SNAP & used the elliptical for an hour.

On to the next week!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rev 3 Cedar Point

My 2014 race schedule is coming along. I've already signed up for Rev3 Cedar Point Full Distance. The race date is Sept 7th. A few of my training friends have signed up too. Elizabeth Eaken & Ryan Knutson are doing the full & Nathan Otte is doing the half. Rumor is RaeAnn Mellencamp is also doing the full but not sure she has signed up.

Also looking at doing the Hoosier Half Marathon in April, Seymour Half Marathon in May, & either Rev 3 Wisconsin Dells Half in June or a half distance Tri in Kentucky in July.

Next step was getting a coach. As of December 2nd, I will be coached by Dream Big Triathlon Coaching out of Bloomington Indiana. I'm excited to start working with Brant. I meant Brant at a Tri a couple of years ago. He is a good competitor & has always stopped to talk to me whenever he sees me. Check out his website at 

My goals for the winter months is to cut body fat. I've let it go a little this past year. My endurance is there, but need to get that speed back that I had in 2012. One way I do that is through the app MyFitnessPal. I lost over 30 lbs in a year by counting my calories & knowing exactly what I was eating.

As for my fitness tracking, I add all my workouts to my calendar so I know how to plan my week. The I use my Garmin 910XT & download all my data to Feel free to to take a look at my data on there.

2014 looks to be an exciting year of racing!