Seventy-six days away

I have seventy-six days until my next Half Ironman...or maybe seventy-five. Regardless it is way too close for comfort. I haven't been training as much as I would have liked to but I kind of knew that getting into this. The good news is I have a decent base so if I can't train well during my building/peak phase then I should still be okay. I won't do amazingly well, but I won't come in dead last. Tonight I'm going to try and make a realistic training plan for myself and hope for the best.

So since my epiphany yesterday, I have been trying to compensate for my lack of training. Last night I ended up cycling for about 45 minutes. I maintained a decent cadence for about 30 minutes of my ride and then picked up the cadence for a minute on and off the following 5 minutes. Then just decelerated slowly until I hit 45 minutes. Before I went to bed I hit 100 crunches.

Today I did a quick arm workout in the morning before work:
  • Overhead press - 3 sets of 8 reps with 15 pound weights;
  • Overhead Dumbell Tricep Extension: 3 sets of 8 reps with a 15 pound weight;
  • Bicep Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps on each arm with 15 pound weights.

I also tackled a run during lunch:

4x800s on the treadmill:
  • 1st 800: 3:24
  • 2nd 800: 3:19
  • 3rd 800: 3:18
  • 4th 800: 3:14
Not too shabby. I want to up my mileage a little bit more next week. I know that I won't have the time during lunch but maybe I can split my time up my mileage throughout the day.

Now, I think I'm going to get in about 100 crunches. I'm hoping I can blog more about my journey since the baby goes to bed at around. Too bad I have about a billion other things on my plate... Until next time...


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