Monday, April 14, 2008

Ironweek 11

You know what that means? Only 10 weeks until CdA! Can I get a big HOLY CRAP? A giant WTF? Where did all that time go? The 30 week plan is now down to a measly 10 weeks, and of course, I don't feel even close to ready. These next 10 weeks will be insanely fun as I ramp up to all new levels of misery and exhaustion in an effort to do the impossible: feel ready for your first Ironman.

And, from the spreadsheet (for anyone still paying attention) you can see my crazy hard 10 hr week (note: sarcasm) that I punctuated with a hilly Century ride yesterday. Yea. So the majority of that 10 hrs was on the bike, which is important because it is ALL ABOUT THE BIKE. Hence my 3rd Century in 4 weeks. And you know what? I'm feeling better and better after mile 80, which is the goal: be strong after 80.

Unfortunately, the "hilly" ride was only about 3k feet of elevation gain - half of CDA - but it made for some good training. Which I needed since I barely swam and hardly ran. Gosh it was a crazy hard work week last week. We've been getting crazy rain and really warm weather for Tampa this time of year, so the grass is growing, and I've been very busy with my biz. A good problem to have, but it takes away time and energy from training.

In case you didn't know, we published Episode 7 of the TacBoy and Bigun Show. We talk to some influential people in the world of blogs and podcasts in this episode...well, actually, we don't. We leave messages on their answering machines. Episode 8 will be out pretty quickly, since we have some great interviews with TriSaraTops, Momo and Lana already done and ready to go.

You also may have noticed repeat files for each episode in I-tunes. In an effort to allow folks with MP3 players and who don't have I-whatevers, we publish a copy in MP3 format and a M4A format - Tac still likes to play around with pictures and the M4A is the only format that supports the chapter building and pictures with his...hush...Mac. Unfortunately, I cannot "block" the mp3 version from I-tunes. So us I-Tunes users must select one, delete it, and enjoy the other. Sorry for the trouble, and just so you know, we do have quite a few folks who download the mp3 version and also listen on the streaming video from the website (that's another reason for the MP3 - the "Audio Player" only supports MP3's).

So enough of all that technomumblejumbo - enjoy the show, again,

CRIMENY! 10 FRIGGEN WEEKS!!!!

16 comments:

Fe-lady said...

Shhhhhhhh.....!

Bullet said...

HOLY CRAP!! WTF!!! How's that? Just think, 10 weeks and 1 day until the best beer you've had in your life. Maybe a few donuts too.

Danielle in Iowa said...

Gees, with all that biking (and all that biking on tap - 157 miles!) the bike portion is going to be a walk in the park! You just have a little swim to do before it and teeny tiny little marathon after :-)

SWTrigal said...

Don't worry-it's all about the bike!
:)

JohnnyTri said...

will we ever Feel Ready?!!
F..no!!

68 days!! crap..
and im racing this weekend.. I'll see how bad I feel and then really whine and bitch/moan some more with 9 weeks left.. ha!!

rockon`

Supalinds said...

OH crap...that is a dose of reality.

4 century rides...you are awesome.

Here comes to the really tough work!

Ultra, Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

HOLY CRAP! WTF! Yeah, I'm feeling it over here.

Spokane Al said...

I second (or third) your holy crap! Our weather has just begun to turn so I can finally head outside on long rides, and brother I am stressing!

tri-mama said...

but you are the .Bigun with a podcast and everything you could do this in your sleep big guy :-)

S. Baboo said...

10 weeks...Yea! I can't wait!

excel man said...

It's all 'bout the bike until you hit the dismount line and are staring down the barrel of a 26.2 mile run ;^)

I know you can do the 35+ miles a week you should be doing.

RUN the.bigun RUN!

TRI-ROB said...

It's comin up FAST!

That's awesome that you're starting to feel strong past the 80 mile mark! You're going to do just fine bud... as a mater of fact... you're probably going to surprise yourself!

Breathe...

IronTriTim said...

Going well Bigun. Without wanting to go brokeback mountain on you, you are looking fit in picture. (Di must be very happy)

Iron Pol said...

Can we ever really FEEL ready for our first Ironman? I think BEING ready is easier than feeling ready. Of course, you've got ten weeks to see if you can't get there.

blink140pnt6 said...

GEEEEEZ, how many times do I have to tell you it's NOT just about the bike!

I haven't done century yet either so take it for what it's worth. ;)

Lana said...

Wow...3 century rides in 4 weeks. That's good stuff. I'd say you are getting pretty damn ready.