While I might have been M.I.A. on the blog front, I have been keeping up the action of training. In fact...
I Registered For Ironman Louisville!
Just yesterday, I finally sat down and forked out the dough to be a part of IMLou on August 25.
It's going to be awesome, and I can hardly wait, although it HAS to wait, because I'm not ready yet! There's no way I could swim 2.4, bike 112, and run 26.2 at this stage. It just wouldn't happen! But I am feeling like I'm getting there quickly.
For some reason, my runs have been REALLY good! I'm not sure if something is clicking in my head or if my legs are just stronger, but I've actually enjoyed running recently. Crazy, right? I bet you never thought you'd hear that from me. On my longer runs, I've been cranking them out in the low 8-minute range and feeling good the whole time. It's weird, because I've been getting a second wind at around 7 or 8 miles, and then it's just smooth sailing from there. I love it!
On the bike, although I still haven't gotten my speed back, I've been feeling really good too! I've been able to crank out some longer rides with my good buddy Josh, and he always makes the miles fly by.
|On a fifty miler|
Just last Wednesday, we met up at the Silver Comet (I know...it's flat, and Louisville isn't), and rode 76 miles. We cut it pretty close as it was absolutely dark when we got back to the cars. It did feel pretty cool to know that we had been out there for 5 hours and were the LAST people to leave.
|Before the Ride|
We've got a 128 mile ride scheduled for his annual birthday ride coming up in a few weeks. That's going to be awesome! I also got to ride with Mr. Tom Kingery! It's great living so close to friends that you can train with.
I'll be honest that I haven't been to the pool in awhile. I know, I know. I'll go back soon. It is the least part of IMLou that I'm worried about. I enjoy swimming and plan on relaxing for that part. :) Sound like a plan?
So that's a quick update on the training. I've got some more blogs marinating, so I'll be cranking them out soon including some reviews on some cool products that I've had the privilege to try. Plus, there's a contest coming up to help me name my new ride!
Thanks for reading, and good luck to all those that are racing this weekend. I hope the rain holds off!