Sunday, June 22, 2008

11 Weeks ... The Countdown Begins...Now.

This morning I was finally able to join the group for a ride and there was only four of us, me and three of da boys. We went out on the route we took the first time I went with the group, stretching it a bit longer and taking a path along the river. When comparing the two rides, today was faster and further in less time than my first ride. All good, right?! If we wouldn't have had to stop for a train and wait at a few red lights, I think my average speed would have been well above 13mph. I now know what it feels like to go 22mph on a bike... yikes!

Between the ride today and reading outside at the coffee shop later... I might have gotten too much sun. Wait... I know I got too much sun. Damnit, forgot to re-apply the sunscreen. What's worse than runners tan lines, Marcy? Cycling tan lines on top of them...
The streaking has continued with the weight loss at a stand still, somewhat. At least I am not gaining weight, right? Here's what the streak looks like thus far....

Total days: 22 (20:00:09)
# of Swims: 8 (4:31:00)
# of Rides: 9 (6:47:41)
# of Runs: 8 (3:54:28)
# of ST: 3 (1:02:00)
# of Walks: 2 (1:02:00)
# of Turbo Sculpt Sessions: 2 (1:20:00)
# of Turbo Ab Jam Sessions: 4 (1:20:00)
# of Softball Games: 4

I have been so caught up with streaking this month that the training for my next triathlon has been put on the back burner, so to speak. In a way, I have been training, but not with a definite plan in mind. I have 11 weeks to the day to train. No worries here. I just need to find a training plan or make my own... 11 weeks. 11 weeks.

Calling all triathletes....

Is there anything you can think of that I need to keep in mind with my training plan??

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FRIDAY: SWIM/BIKE BRICK: SWIM - 1100M (20:00); BIKE - 12.76 miles (35:15) avg 21.71mph
SATURDAY: RUN - 2.52 miles (12:53 min/mile); Turbo Abs (20:00)
SUNDAY:
Cycle Group Ride - 17.6 miles (1:24:04) avg. 12.7 mph; Turbo Abs (20:00)
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27 comments:

Kelly H said...

Is your title a reference to the flaming lips song?

Your an inspiration by the way. Thank yo!

robtherunner said...

That's an impressive streak. Keep it up!

Anne said...

What, no eu de manure on this ride?! I've been trying to even out some unsightly tan lines too. It's a losing battle until they make a bathing suit with extra padding youknowwhere!

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO!! Oooohhh dang girl! You DID get some sun! And here I was this afternoon griping about my shorts tan lines :P

IronGambit said...

Would you want to run with rules like that? And I do NOT want to be here during that season! :)

Viv said...

Streak is looking great! The WL will come no doubt. Sweet on the ride, but those tan lines had me rolling over here.

Kevin said...

Great job on the streaking. Interesting tan lines

D10 said...

That looks like it hurts! Great job with all the workouts, keep up the good work.

Thanks for the recipe, it is my kind of snack. I can't wait to try it.

Blaine and Steph said...

Are you doing the sprint or the olympic????

Wes said...

Get the "12 Week Triathlete" book. You should be able to jump right into the plan based on your race date.

Nice lines :-)

Rachel said...

Just a note to say hello. This morning I've followed all comments regarding bikes. What a wonderful world I'm finding via blogging!
Anyway, just finished a sprint tri yesterday- it was awesome. Had a blast.
As far as training wisdom, look up Coach Al Lyman. Website is coach-al.com. He writes all my hubby's cycling plans and I am currently training for St. George Marathon on one of his plans. He is awesome and his plans are about SMART training not junk miles on bikes or runs. Every workout has a purpose!

jahowie said...

Great tanlines!! :-) Keep up the good work on your training. You are doing very well!!

L*I*S*A said...

That's quite a tan line!

akshaye said...

Haha.. nice!

Sherry said...
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Sherry said...

Wow! Look at those tan (er, burn) lines! Ouch! I hope you have an aloe vera plant nearby... and some lidocaine. Whew!

As far as training plans go, there is one at BeginnerTriathlete.com that is for an Oly. I'm pretty sure you are doing a sprint, but you could look at the Oly plan and scale it down to sprint needs. It's a balanced plan with short & long workouts in each discipline. When you get to BT.com, just search for 16 week Olympic- 2x balanced.

My own words of wisdom, definitley include a -40% recovery week every 4th week of training until it's time to taper. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful I feel this week after having a recovery week last week. Like a new woman!!!

Stay motivated! 11 weeks is enough time to get you ready b/c you have a good base, but it's not 'so much' time that you can slack. You're going to do great! Keep up the great work!

Neese said...

WTG on the streak, ouchy on the sunburn!!

Jess said...

Congrats on the streaking!!! You're definitely rocking that. My weight loss is at a standstill too...crap lol. But it's not gaining and that's good too!

Get some aloe for that sunburn girl! ouchies!

Ms. Math said...

That is probably one of the most unique tan lines I've seen. :)

Jess said...

Keep up the streak! You're doing awesome!

J~Mom said...

Oohh ouchie!! That looks painful! I have been like you..just streaking and not really on a plan. I am going to start a 16 week plan next week so we will be in it together!

RunnerGirl said...

Ouch - those are some serious tan lines!

Lily on the Road said...

my first reaction was you look like you've lost weight!!

Yikes, that is some sunburn, look after yourself!!

Good job on your training!!

Borsch said...

Awesome Streak! I wish I had that kind of dedication.

Badgergirl said...

Nice tan lines!

I'm following a training program from the Idiot's Guide to Triathlons. It seems to be working OK.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

what training plan are you using? beginner triathlete has some good ones.

and sunscreen...lots of it... ;)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

NICE STREAKING!!! (not the burn lines, the exercise!!) :D

I've been so out of it, I've missed the streaking. Yeah for you!!