Today is Tuesday, December 6, 2011, and today is the day my Ironman training officially begins! Over the next 7 months, I’m going to record my journey right here. My goal is to be able to track my progress and understand what works and what doesn’t work for me so I can become the best triathlete possible. How far can I push myself? How much sleep do I need? How many calories should I eat? How will I become an Ironman?
I am really excited and nervous for the next 7 months! My life is definitely going to change in a big way. I’m so lucky that my boyfriend and two great friends will be going through this with me. We’ve affectionately named ourselves Team WODS!
February 5, 2012: Surf City Full Marathon – 26.2 miles (Huntington Beach, CA)
March 31, 2012: Half Ironman – 70.3 miles (Oceanside, CA)
June 24, 2012: IRONMAN – 140.6 miles (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
5:30am: Rest. I woke up with the intention of a 6 mile run but my hip and back were still feeling sore and tight from my long run on Sunday so I decided to rest and see how the day played out. (I’m already actively training for my full marathon on 2/5/12.)
6:15pm: Met up with my training buddy Nicole for an easy 6 mile run outdoors. I felt great and had no hip or back pain during the run, but my knees were a little sore.