Friday, June 22, 2012

Training progress.. Tan Lines.. a Quote

Training is going great.  Things seem to finally be clicking for me.  Paces are feeling easier to hit.  Distances are not so daunting. My body is recovering after each workout unbelievably well... I am not left with any real stiffness, soreness, or aches the following days.  Overall, feeling wonderful - LG :D 

Last week I had my longest brick to date and it went so well....

Nutrition during this felt spot on:
- Every hour I took in 1 of my 4 Bottles of Poweraid Zero mixed with 2 scoops of Ironman Perform.
- Took 1 gel on each hour mark (4 total)
**140 liquid cals, 100 food cals - 240per hr

Next week I have an Olympic Tri then Lake Stevens is just around the corner!!!

 Tan Lines:
'The Garmin'

'The racer back & Tramp Stamp'
That bottom one hurts. I lather in sunscreen every day. My lower back usually doesn't see the sun and I didn't realize my shirt was riding up on the bike last weekend and ended up with that cute 'tramp stamp' tan line, nice. 

Things to stop doing to yourself ...
(Got this from LBC, a page I follow)

Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t.

– It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.

Have a great weekend.
Christie  xx

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Things I am Loving & Flying Solo

Brooks Visor
  • Visors – Hate running in hats because they make my head feel about 100.948 degrees... but visors are working great. 
  • Hill Repeats – FAVORITE workout
  • Ironman Perform – Usually I don't like powders because they taste/smell like vitamins which makes me want to puke.  But this is light enough that it doesn’t bother my stomach while running/biking

  • Kinvara 3’s/ Brooks Pureconnect – The 3's feel about the same as the 2’s… maybe a little more cushioning.  Pureconnects are perfect for shorter runs or speed work.   

    Anyone else love the Kindle 'highlights review' feature?

  • Chrissie Wellington's Book – Have read it twice since it came out on the kindle in May… pretty much highlighted the WHOLE book.  Those with Type 'A' personalities or people who've battled an ED, this is a great read - even if you are not a triathlete. You'll find yourself saying 'that's exactly how I think' throughout the entire book. 
  • No Yoga – Coach T had me stop for awhile… I didn't want to at first :D, but I listened, and so far so good! Could this have been the injury culprit?
  • Greys Anatomy (lame, right?)
  •  Volatile stalk market = good for traders :)

3 thing I am not liking
  • Ladies treading water while having gossip time IN my lane during lap swimming hours - and me not having the balls to tell them to MOVE!  (splashing their well done hair and make-up faces seems to work though:D)
  • Kids in general… But kids playing during lap swimming hours – umm… Life guard, kick them out!

  • Deceitful, non-trusting people……who needs anyone anyways? 
Find myself always going back to...

Lake Stevens 70.3 in 43 Days