I debated whether Iâ€™d share training logs for this race.
Did I want to open myself up to judgement? Did I want to stress myself out by being accountable?
In the end, I decided it was worth it, both for myself, and for you. I remember when Emily did an Ironman a few years ago, I was completely fascinated by her training logs. How the hell did one person work a full-time job AND do all this exercise?
I never want to work out thatÂ much, truly, so I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ll ever do a full Ironman.
But I want to share with you the ups and downs of how someone with a full-time job and busy life is still managing to train for a very long-distance endurance race. I recently fell down an Internet wormhole and ended up reading about Lucy Danziger and how she competed in Ironmans, all while running a major magazine. No excuses. I am not too busy to train for this race.
So, let the logs begin!
Monday: 60-minute yoga class
Tuesday:Â ninja workout + 3-mile run
Wednesday:Â 40-minute swim (Iâ€™m currently doing swims by time, not distance because NYHRCâ€™s pool is so short. Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™m going to quit and find a new pool for training.)
Thursday:Â 4-mile lunchtime run with a coworker
Friday:Â Uplifting Strength Happy Hour (wherein I ate/drank back all the calories I burned and then some with a fun dinner afterwards with Jen, Angela, MargaretÂ and Kat, the instructor, who we dragged out with us.)
Saturday: More to come on this, but I CLIPPED IN!!!
And lived to tell the tale! Thank you to ShannonÂ for the lessonâ€”you rock!
Sunday: 7-mile run. It was really hot and humidâ€”I left way too late. Welcome back summer running!
What are you training for? What did your week of training look like?