We’re at the 6 months out mark from IMAZ so it was time to jump back into the training with both feet. My friends, Len and Bill, and I had been getting in some good, base building rides over the past few months. Now it is time to really start the committed training, and I feel like I’m off the a good start the past few weeks.
I use a website, BeginnerTriathlete.com, to track all my training. It helps me see my progress and keep myself accountable for missed training days. The calendar and total time graph give a good visual representation of your month.
The pink days are tri sport training days, the yellow days are when I wrote on the training blog, and the white days are nothing. The Time Graph is in minutes. Obviously, since the 12th I have been getting in some good days in a row. I had been able to string a number of days together in a while, always letting life get in the way of training. I think one of the most important things during ironman training is still living a life and being with your loved ones, but still getting in the training. I think I’m over the hump and have made training a habit again!
Last Sunday we had an awesome ride. From McDowell Rd and the Beeline to Bush Highway to Saguaro lake Marina. Bill’s brother picked us up in his boat, we cruised around the lake for a bit, got to jump in a few times to cool off!
Here’s that ride:
Other than that, it has been training around the house, really makes me love where we live. I can be running on single track in .25 miles from the house and have a great area for riding right around me! Hopefully this keeps me motivated for another 6 months!