With a slight detour to CFS Alert!

30 November 2011 to 30 May 2012

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Went to Costco yesterday...

To get some meat and other necessities, simple enough - right?

Nooooo, hubby has to pick up these.

I have dubbed them - "Cinni-crack". These things are so addicting!

There goes trying to eat clean for the next couple of days.

On a positive note, the heart rate training seems to be going better - I am just going to avoid the scale for a bit.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Heart Rate Training - frustration!

I have yet to find a pace on the treadmill that I can stay at without my heart rate going over 150 bpm.

I know that it takes time for my body to adjust, but it is very frustrating just the same.

On the bike, it is not so bad - I actually managed to go up a gear on the trainer last night. This is a good thing, or my sanity would be at stake!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Heart Rate Training

New training schedule that I received from the coach incorporates heart rate training for my runs and bike. HR training is a new world for me, as I have never attempted it before.

I never knew that I could run that slow!

This is the first week and to keep my heart rate under 150 bpm, I have to run so slow - I know that it will get better as I progress, but it is kind of painful not to hit that speed up button on the tread mill.

On the bike isn't as bad, I am on the trainer already since we have had snow and crummy weather. I can keep a decent spin (90 to 100 rpm) in an easy gear, along with keeping my heart rate in check.

I am really looking forward to seeing the benefits over the course of the winter and in to next racing season - if my sanity survives that long!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ironman Calgary 70.3 - it is official

Okay, I am officially registered for the Ironman Calgary 70.3 (Half Ironman) race on 1 Aug 2010 (August long weekend).

I am really excited to see the hoopla that is involved in an Ironman branded race.

Training starts next Monday!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Back to regularly schedule training...

Meeting with the coach tomorrow. Time to talk about goals for 2o10 and beyond, along with formulating the plan on how to get there.

I am pretty excited. I have some goals that I now know are possible, but a few years ago thought were out of reach. Yes, I know that they will take hard work but I don't mind the work - the work makes me feel stronger and more confident (I guess that is what it is supposed to do).

The only disappointment, our usual meeting place, one of my favourite coffee shops has closed down. I drove by today, taking the boy to a soccer function and the windows of the shop are covered up, no signs indicating if they are going to re-open. It sucks, they had a really good Oreo coffee cake! Alternate locaction for the meeting has been found, but I will miss that cake!