the last 3 days i feel like i've been living in Seattle rather than Florida. raining, raining and raining. i hate it! puts a big damper (no pun intended) on my bike miles and you know i like getting in my bike miles. don't mess with that! i've had to get creative in order to squeeze in my training for week 2 of ironman Florida training. i think it was a very successful week despite the lower bike mileage which really isn't that big of a deal in the whole scheme of things. which brings me to my next topic regarding my mileage on the bike. a few people commented about how many miles i rode on the bike last week and it was only week 1 of IM training. here's the deal: i ride a lot! regardless of whether i'm training for an IM or nothing at all. so when you see the cycling mileage posted each week, it isn't that big a deal, it's just normal ...for me.
i woke up on Saturday morning, checked the radar and made the decision to not go to the hills for our usual long ride. i didn't like what i saw and honestly, i don't enjoy riding in the rain or wet roads. it's gross! oh i hear you Target 11:15 (formerly known as 1 hour ironman Bob), "but what if race day is raining?" my answer is, i'll deal with it on race day because i have no other choice but i have the choice on training days and i rather get a quality workout in, rather than be miserable and have a crappy workout." make sense? also, i hate having to clean the bike after. what a waste of an hour i say. since the forecast was calling for rain, i had to resort to plan B which was to do my long run (12 miles and swim). i had a good laugh as i was swimming at the indoor pool when i looked outside and saw that it was pouring. 1 point for KC, 0 points for mother nature. although, she would even up that score the next day ...which brings me to Sunday. wake up, check the radar. yep, there's rain coming but we might be able to squeeze in a quick 60-90 minute ride. 60 minutes was it and then it started to pour so we made our way home, cleaned off the bikes and i immediately put the bike on the trainer and did another 20 miles. HOW BORING! the longest hour ever, even with all my gadgets (itouch, smart phone, music on) to keep me entertained. thankfully, the weather cleared up around 3:30pm and we went out for round 3 - 29 miles, so i ended up with a total of 71 miles for the day, albeit all chopped up but it got done. mother nature and i are even for now. i think she isn't done with me yet though because this week looks mighty rainy again. we shall see.
Ironman Florida training week 2 of 2o:
ran - 27.6 miles
biked - 179 miles
swam - 8100 meters
weight trained - 3 times
Ab ripper X - 1 time
i've been inspired by Beth, the discom-BoB-ulated running girl to do my own 100 things about me. i told her that i don't think that this is possible because i am not the most interesting girl in the world, nor do i think i could come up with that many things but i will try. i also told her that i think it would take me a year to come up with that many things. ok, so it may take me a few weeks but i'm going to do it. i think the timing couldn't be better as my 200th post is coming up right around the corner and wouldn't that be a fun post to celebrate with? i will warn you in advance ...there may some TMI in there.
let the music play! i didn't like that playlist.com disabled the music auto start on the blog widget i had so i switched to mixpod.com instead and now the music is back on when you visit my blog. rock on!
happy monday to you all. congrats to a bunch of you that raced this weekend. as you can see, i'm slowly making my blog rounds. it may be sporadic but i'm slowly moving right along. thankfully, many of you are on dailymile, twitter and facebook so i can keep my fingers on the pulse of whats going on around me.
much love and peace out!