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What  a week it has been! Well I suppose last week! I’m so glad it is a new week, and a fresh start. Last week flew by, and I didn’t hit my mileage that I had hoped for – I felt like I sandbagged my workouts. I’m admitting this to you, so this week, I can hit my goals, kill my workouts, and make improvements… but first I have to go to the grocery store. I need the right fuel to do all of this!

Saturday I had the wonderful privilege to attend the Richmond Endurance Symposium and Expo that was in Richmond, VA. WOW! I have seen the light, the motivation, and am ready! There were many amazing people that spoke at this event, along with attending. First off I heard from Any Potts, Professional Triathlete and world renowned fanatical attitude athlete! Andy recounted a story on the field with Craig Alexander when they were on the bike during a race- what a highlight to see into a day in the life of a professional athlete battling against himself, the elements and his competition. Another favorite story from Andy has to be his complete, endearing , fanatical attitude about being positive! It was amazing to hear him talk with such a grin, and happiness. Can you just come to the 757 and do some trail runs in the State Park, since you don’t ride outside!? Please! This area could use some more positive people like you!

Next up was Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, CCSD, CSCS, from Fuel4mance, who spoke on Nutrition Periodization. I may not have never heard of Bob Seebohar, but now he’s a man who I want to know more about, and want to get his books!  This was a great concept, which I believe that a lot of us fall victim to keeping our eating the same while our exercise levels change through the year.

Hunter Allen from Peaks Coaching spoke about using power meters and other test to measure performance. This was pretty enlightening as well, although I wish I could relate to it more. The only awesome technology that I have to use and measure my performance is my Garmin 910. No heart rate monitor, no power meter… no anything else 😦 One day I will get these,  I hope. 😦

And last but not least, Christain Vande Velde was there for a question and answer session. He was a pro cyclist for most recent Team Garmin-Sharp! He seems to be enjoying retirement, and the family life for sure! He had some wonderful stories as well! We hopefully will see him at Richmond 2015 Championships, in some capacity!

This was the second Endurance Symposium held in Richmond. I can’t believe that I missed the first one!! I would love to go next year, so I am hoping that they keep this going strong!

Nonetheless, my goals for this week is to get about 20 miles running in, get two swim workouts, and some time on my trainer in! Also to eat more vegan-like because I feel so much better when I do!

Get out there and get some base miles in everyone!

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Wow, it is Sunday already and I’m not ready for the weekend to be over.

This week has been pretty great as far as training goes! I’ve run, rode, and swam, all while maintaining my Full-Time job, and my part-time job! (I’ve got to buy myself a new Triathlon bike somehow!?!- and before season gets here cause I need to train on it)

I set a goal to run 20 miles this week, and I hit it! FANTASTIC! I got intervals, speed training, a little “hill” workout on the treadmill -woof!, and even a long run in on Saturday! I have got some biking in on the upright bike while on my lunch break as well as a swim one day!  This is purely amazing of how much I have accomplished while being a full time employee, having a boyfriend and a 3 year old German Shepard.  I used to drink coffee two or three times a day- oh the withdrawal headaches I suffered through!

I have had an abundance of energy through work and working out – no tea or coffee! It’s great! That was until today. It was a wall- and boy did I hit it hard. I woke up early, having slept so sound and peaceful, and about an hour into my day I was exhausted! The boy made a spinach and tomato scramble for breakfast, along with OJ and my mufti-vitamin.  I have taken two long naps, and feel like I could have just stayed in bed. My doctor has told me I am boarder-line amemic, but today I felt like it was full swing. Recovery. I listened to my body and rested. Had all three meals, even went out to look for a new pair of running shoes, and got some veggies at the store to come back and nap!

Does anyone else battle anemia? It is very common in runners, especially with have a low meat diet!  What do you do?

Do you set weekly goals for training?

I’ve been on a roll the past two weeks with working out. Not only doing cardio, but weight lifting as well. I figured if I am going to do a 140.6 triathlon, I might as be little tougher too, or so I can at least crawl to the finish line! haha 🙂

In my attempts to stay motivated I can proudly say I have been winning against my mind. I ran 15 miles in last week, and even took the bike off of the trainer and got another 22 miles. A long distance (6 mile) run on Sunday followed by my very fashionable bike ride! And I have to think to myself if I am sandbagging my workouts, or if I am recovering better. I upped my weights at weightlifting, and even pushed myself on my long run and when I cycled… I am NOT sore! What the heck? It hurt when I did it, what is going on?! This has been mind boggling for me. I’ve been doing really good at stretching before and after all activities, and even doing some protein shakes after long hard workouts. Have you improved in recovering to the point of not being sore?

Fashionable & warm

Fashionable & warm

My goal for this week is to run 20 miles, this is 5 more miles than last week. Weight lift 3 times this week. Also a swim workout would be great as well. What are your goals this week?

Oh and I’m only 9 months and 5 days from my iron distance tri!! EK! I should probably go run, bike, or swim right now!

Beach to Battleship 140.6

Beach to Battleship 140.6October 17th, 2015
Time to take on the biggest physical and mental challenge !

Mileage 2015

Running 2015
(does not include treadmill)

Miles this Month: 12
Miles this Year: 88.5

Cycling

Miles this Month: 120
Miles this Year: 381.2

Swimming

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