Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Digging myself out of blob state

So I'm back to the grind...

As I mentioned I only did a little bit last week, but then I went back into blob state over the weekend. Which somehow then flowed into Monday. Anyhow, yesterday was my first day back to a two a day workout. My alarm went off to run in the morning, but I turned if off and figured I could just run over my lunch break with the cooler temps we are having. When I left my desk, it felt great outside. Good bye summer and hello fall. My favorite season. I set out to do 5 miles at a tempo pace of 8 minutes. Now, I actually haven't tried to really run fast or faster I should say in a long time since ironman training is all about slow and long. I huffed and puffed my way through the workout and thought I might die. 7:46, 8:03, 8:17, 8:05, 8:00. When did 5 miles get so f'ing hard? How in the world did I run a half marathon in the spring with a little under a 8 minute pace? Maybe my body is still recovering? Who knows? But all I know is I have a lot of work in front of me if I want to become a better runner.

In the evening, I couldn't pass up the last Fresh Bikes BBQ ride. The route was changed a little bit last night and they had us swing by their new store in Fairfax. Now, before the ride Rachel, Jason, and myself agreed we were going to do the normal hill ride, but somehow I ended up on the new route. Not a fan at all. Traffic, gravel, pitch dark out. 20 some miles later we arrived back at 8pm! I know I already said it, but it was so dark! Thank goodness I had lights on boomer, but not every one did. So unsafe. If their wasn't food at the end I might have been grumpier. 

At any rate, I am finally starting to feel like a triathlete again. I did an easy 3 mile run commute into my office this morning and plan on hitting the pool after work.

Happy Wed All :) 


  1. Straight from doing nothing to doubling? Impressive. :)

  2. You are definitely still recovering!! They say it takes at least 8 weeks to recovery from an ironman and it definitely took me that long if not longer. Don't worry. The fact that you could even do a tempo run is impressive.

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