Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last workouts of 2011

Last run of 2011
Yesterday I did my last run of the year - and it was a tough one! I did a 1 mile time trial on the track so I know my starting point for the speed drills I'll be starting next week. I'm about a minute slower than I'd like to be so I've got a lot of work to do in the next few months!
Here's the workout:
Warm up: slow jog to track (1.4 mi)
1 mi time trial (ie: as fast as I could possibly manage)
Cool down: jog/walk home, squats, sit-ups, and push-ups

Last bike of 2011
The last time I was on my bike was in July when I did the 1/2 ironman with Lydia. Needless to say, I've got a lot of work to do!

Last swim of 2011
Today is gorgeous outside so i decided to go for a swim in my favorite pool. Outside temp = 60, water temp = 80, and I was the first one there - Perfect!!
But while I was taking pictures this lady got in before me. No longer first, but still a great day for a swim.
I swam 1400 yards in almost the same amount of time it took me to do the swim portion of the 1/2 ironman (2400 yards). It got really crowded pretty quickly and I ended up having to share a lane with this lady. So I wasn't going for speed today, and I was stuck behind the slow lady, but still - loooooong way to go before July!!

I guess the moral of the story is - completing an Ironman is not going to be easy. Who knew?!


  1. Great training Michelle :) I'm loving hearing about it and not having to do it!!!!

  2. That pool looks amazing! Swimming in the winter months is so tough for me. Lucky you being on the west coast!