Monday, January 07, 2008

Iron Week 24

New Years Bye. It's official. I've decreed it...we all get a bye for last week. Pool closings, cold weather, family in town, partying (not me..you young people out there) all contribute to a lackadaisical first week of the year. That is, of course counteracted with the plethora of New Years Resolutions out there to lose weight and get in better shape. For me, however, those resolutions would be redundant.

We are far enough along now that a casual mention won't jinx the project. Taconite Boy and I have been working on a podcast. It's nature is completely conversational, with an interview and some well-written comedy "bits". Yes, it's a triathlon podcast. NO, you probably won't glean any big tips or earth shattering knowledge about training from it. Yet. More on the podcast at a later date.

For all my pre-excusing, Week 24 wasn't that bad. I got back on the stick and ran 31 miles last week. I thought that was good until reading Blink's blog - where he casually mentions his three 20 mile runs last week. My one long run of 15 miles hurt bad enough, thank you very much. Blink's an animal.

Biking...well, not so much. I got in 2 bikes for a total of 82 miles...my longest was Sunday, after Saturday's long run, of 46 miles. Remember....think "New Years Bye".

Swimming...not so much either. One swim this week. 2k. It was cold. I'm a Big Floridian Baby. 'Nough said.

So I got in a total of 11:08 of training this week - not too shabby.

This coming week is an easy recovery week, but I'll try and get some better frequency at the pool. Only 2 more "hard" running weeks before tapering for the Gasparilla Marathon - it should be interesting.

16 comments:

TRI-ROB said...

I'm WAY pumped about your Podcast... can't WAIT for the first episode!

Thanks for nagging me about staying in the prescribed HR zones... I have poor self-control and sometimes need a kick in the nuts.

Dont' worry about Blink... he's a freak.

Breathe...

supalinds said...

Ooh so excited about the podcast!!

Um, excuse me, last week looks good to me. Nice job on the running. Blink is insane, aren't we all!!!

Fe-lady said...

I would say that the 11 hours is right in the ball park of where you should be for base training at this point...at least according to my plan.
And your running is WAY beyond the normal curve...so I would be proud and happy!

Ryan said...

I wonder if your voice will sound the way I imagine it? Oh, that kind of sounds creepy in a man stalking man sort of way, but it wasn't intended that way. I have heard Tac, at IMFL, say "Go" after his lovely wife stripped me after I emerged from the ocean; the mystery lies with Bigun's voice. Can't wait!

SUB6 said...

Looking forward to the podcast! :)

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Honey - Ryan is a stalker - step away from the stalker...

tri-mama said...

I don't know what your problem is, I did a ton of training last week....I mean only 11 hours

Dan Seifring said...

Cool I can't wait for the podcast.

Comm's said...

I think that is awesome. Tac is really funny guy. Your the straightman right? The Lou to his Abbott?

Tri-Dummy said...

Know what I've done this week, other than weight training, pooping and eating?

Nothing.

Zilch.

Nada.

Running (this may change to walking) a marathon on Sunday.

Taconite Boy said...

Tri dummy spent the week pooping

lovely

We need to order him a doggy dish

ShirleyPerly said...

Do we get a bye even though we're not training for an IM ;-)

I'm having a hard time getting to the pool too lately. Even considered joining a gym in order to swim indoors. What a wimp!

tri-dogmom said...

Bi week... what about a bi month or two??? :-) Guess it's time to get back on the wagon....

Shawn said...

Cold weather in Florida....Ha!

S. Baboo said...

31 miles of running in a week is great. You will be strong by IMCdA!

Podcasts now huh? Too cool.

SWTrigal said...

Your training is rocking already!