Monthly Archives: September 2011

Time to setup the Ironman Florida Party Week!

Over the next few days, you’ll notice that we’re going to be ‘playing’ with setting up a social network within our blog, specifically targeted at Ironman athlete’s participating in Ironman Florida 2011…we’ve already setup a placeholder for the Charleston contingent…more to … Continue reading

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Fitting Life In

Ahhhhhhhh – Rest Week. Like the 1 minute walk at the end of each 10 minutes of my run… Like the calories I get to consume and the end of a weekend training day… Like the bottle (I mean glass) of … Continue reading

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another day off from exercise…what’s with that!!!

Yeah…Monday…took another day off 2nd day off from exercise in the same month…last day off was 3 weeks ago…too much fun that time 🙂 http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/1-day-off-from-exercise-too-funny-that-its-noteworthy/ This time, in deference to recovery…in the few days before my killer Saturday workout, I was … Continue reading

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How did you spend your Saturday? 112mi/6hr bike, 6mi/1hr run

Excellent bike and brick run on Saturday 🙂 Race rehearsal time, so 112 miles on the bike in 5:57:38, and then a 1 hour brick run _easy_ to get dialed into my Ironman target run pace of 10:00/mile + :30 (10:30/mile) … Continue reading

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Diana is on her way…that my friends is guts…

The current reported distance traveled by Diana is now 92.2 Statute Miles, 82.0 nautical miles, provided by Steve Munatones, the independent observer for the International Swim Federation who accompanied the expedition. ———— Hindered by painful stings and strong currents, endurance … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad to swim from Cuba – Florida…again…tonight!

In case you missed it in all the recent political news, and not anywhere near as prominent in the headlines as it was a month ago Diana Nyad is planning to get back into the water to get that 103 … Continue reading

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Iron Daughter Update

45 days to go! Yikes! Time is certainly rushing by, and the start line is feeling closer and closer – it’s hard to believe we’re just under 7 weeks until the gun goes off. My training so far has been interesting. … Continue reading

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Balancing training in 3 sports…swimming says ‘what about me!?’

I have a meeting with Coach Gale Bernhardt today to fine tune my next 4 weeks of training…7 weeks to Ironman…2-3 weeks taper…so 1 month to get the last pieces in place. …once you’re within 3 weeks to go to Ironman: your … Continue reading

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Ironman High Intensity Training (HIT): Bike long rides

This year in preparation for Ironman, I’ve worked in as much HIT (High Intensity Training) into each week as I can, using workout guidelines published by the folks at Endurance Nation (EN). Earlier in the season, I overshot the mark … Continue reading

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squeezing off a few pounds: 205 to 187 this morning

Good news!…at my 2 week interim weigh-in this morning, the scales settled at 187 …this is down from 189, 2 weeks ago…and 18 pounds down from my 205 starting point 2 1/2 months ago 🙂 http://www.irondaughterirondad.com/2-month-official-weigh-in-189-down-from-205/ …and getting dangerously close to … Continue reading

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Swimming update…improving…I think

I’m feeling solid about my bike and run results now, and feel that if I can hold the training together, not get cooked, sick or break something, that I have a clear path to increasing the training distances, with quite a bit … Continue reading

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butt fatigue…updating my fit and probably saddle

With 8 weeks to go, I’m now finalizing my equipment choices for Ironman Florida. As my rides have increased in volume, I’ve been getting some ‘butt fatigue’ as the hours roll along…hard to stay in that aero position if your butt … Continue reading

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Pondering my ‘final’ bike training zones

With 8 weeks before Ironman, 5-6 weeks of training, and a 2-3 week taper, I’m starting to _really_ get serious …alright…you’ve probably thought that I’m pretty serious up to now …that was me being relaxed 🙂 With my last bike … Continue reading

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5K run test: new 41 vDOT wow! 4:22:00 Ironman run ‘possible’

Looks like shedding those few pounds has indeed helped my running speed 🙂 …the goal that I set for myself 9 months ago on December 7, 2010, was to be at a vDOT of 41 prior to Ironman Florida, to set up … Continue reading

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Bike Functional Threshold Power (FTP): 270-280 Watts

Trying to fit in my bike test this week was a bit of a challenge…particularly since I also wanted to get in a running test, and be back at normal training volume for the weekend. …and I also will be … Continue reading

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