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ironman canada // week one

And, week one of official Ironman Canada training is in the books! My calendar included a little bit of everything this past week, including two pool workouts (along with spinning, lots of running and yoga). After not swimming for the past three weeks, it felt fantastic to get back in the water. I’m not fast by any means, but you gotta start somewhere, right?

Times from today’s 300s: 5:38 / 5:30 / 5:29.

Nick got me my first Timex this week (how did I have multiple Garmins before a basic Timex?!)… oddly excited about it!

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Coach Joe also has me doing leg press a couple days a week to increase my power on the bike. Aside from all the lifting I used to do at CrossFit, it’s been years since I’ve used an actual leg press. I will be sore tomorrow!

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This week’s non-training highlights…

Flowers from my fave, just because. So lovely to come home to these beauties in the center of the dining table.

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And, a quick run through the Sunday snow after a Birchwood brunch. Loving the pop of bright wunder unders. Hurry up and be spring already!

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A couple other updates…

I made the first payment on my tri bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just a little excited about it :)

In big toe news, it still hurts. I’m still modifying at yoga to keep pressure off of it in chatarunga and three-legged down dog. Thankfully, it doesn’t bother me when I run or bike.

And, in heart news, I’ve been feeling much better the past week. Dr. Johnson read my tests, and everything is completely normal. He recommended I have my thyroid checked – which was done on Friday, results pending – and said if the abnormal rhythm continues to bother me, he would do a stress echo. Hoping that doesn’t have to happen.

Weekly stats

Swim: 4,000 yards, 1:41:41
Bike: 27.41 miles, 2:01:58
Run: 17.35 miles, 2:46
Yoga: two classes, 2:00

Next week: I fly out Tuesday for Cheyenne, Wyoming and won’t be home until late Friday. The running shoes will be packed, as will my travel yoga mat.

What’s on your training calendar this week? And, who else is ready for spring?!

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Candice
    02/10/2013 at 9:54 pm

    SPRING! and those wunder unders…saw them at Lulu, they are lovely.

    I have been focusing more on legs too. I need to build some more muscle for long-runs. Congrats on week #1!

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks, lady! Strength training is SO important… I need to remind myself to always make time for it.

      Hope 26.2 training is going well!

      • Reply
        Candice
        02/22/2013 at 11:06 am

        I agree, strength training is where the results are.

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    Lee
    02/11/2013 at 7:35 am

    Look at you working out in your lulu fab style! Were all those workouts you did separate? Or did you double up some days? Either way…those are all rockstar distances. Wayyyy better than I could do!

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:46 pm

      A girl’s gotta look good, right?! ;) I double-up some days so I can fit it all in! Back to early mornings! And, you totally could do it!

  • Reply
    Kerstin
    02/11/2013 at 9:23 am

    Woohoo! Nice goggles by the way. :) Maybe I’ll do some 300s today too and your times are great!

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:46 pm

      They’re the best ones! Are you back to swimming? Thank you! I am clueless when it comes to swim times :)

      Good luck at the birkie this weekend! I’ll be there cheering for you!

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    rita
    02/11/2013 at 9:48 am

    awesome that you found your travel yoga mat! i even have a timex – just no garmin. seeing as i don’t run and only bike to places with food:)

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:48 pm

      I’ll never travel without it now!

      Ha! Runs and bikes that end someplace with tasty food are the BEST :)

  • Reply
    Emily Dingmann (@nutritionisteat)
    02/11/2013 at 11:49 am

    I think I need those wunder unders, adorable!
    I will be running/ellipiticalling/barreing this week. :)

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:49 pm

      You do! And, are you loving barre? I have a feeling it would kick my butt!

  • Reply
    Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run
    02/11/2013 at 2:02 pm

    You and I have the same Sorels! The rubber bit on mine are navy with orange lining though, I love them!

    I tried Crossfit for the first time this past weekend, and my legs still hurt :(

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:50 pm

      Hands-down, the warmest boots and a must for any winter :)

      Hope you’re recovered from CrossFit! Did you join a CF gym? Are you liking it?

  • Reply
    hyedi
    02/15/2013 at 1:58 pm

    Yay for the first week of Ironman training! Nice job, lady!

    • Reply
      erin
      02/18/2013 at 4:50 pm

      Thank you, dear! Welcome home!

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