I started off with a well planned week of workouts around traveling for the holidays and it quickly got turned upside down by mother nature. The initial plan was to leave Minnesota on Thursday to travel to my parents place in Iowa for a few days and then to the in-laws for a few days. Mother Nature had other plans with a wonderful winter storm brewing. We decided to leave MN on Tuesday afternoon and drove the full way to avoid heavy snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain, wind, and just about any other cold weather term you can conjure up. Since I did not bring my bike, and there is no pool within 35 miles, on top of actually getting there, I will be having a very run focused week of workouts.
I had a great workout on Monday night on the trainer while watching the Kona broadcast I put on the DVR. I enjoyed watching this, and it provided me much motivation to pedal strong. Shortly after it finished, as my wife and I were headed to get cleaned up, the following conversation took place:
Her: “Baby, I know you are going to do an IM someday”
Me: “Hah, Yeah you are probably right”
Her: “And I know that you will not be satisfied unless its Kona”
Me: “Hah, Yeah you are probably right” While smiling at her
Her: “And I will support your decision to do that when you want, but could we have a kid first so I can have something to keep me busy while you are doing those crazy workouts?”
It is wonderful to have such a supportive wife. Thanks baby! Back to the trainer ride. I am currently reading Training and Racing with a Powermeter and I am loving every minute of it. I hope to join this community after the first of the year and take my training to the next level. The bike ride this week was 1:30 for 27 miles or so. Nothing extreme, but building as the workout progressed.
My run on Christmas Eve:
6x800 with 400 recovery
Some of the interval lengths look a bit off as I was trying to track to the hundredth of a mile on a treadmill that only reads tenths. I am digging in deeper with SportTracks exploring the details a bit more, quite the powerful tool.
Hopefully everyone has a safe holiday season, be careful traveling, and I hope that you have been good so Santa can bring you something nice!