What the hell have I been up too?

This year I have started tracking my training on DailyMile.com.  This is a great site.  What I like about it is… one it is like twitter, two it is like facebook, and three, it will soon integrate with Garmin Connect.  Yes, I am a freak, I want to know what I am doing, what I have done, and where I should go.  And all of these free online tools help you do that.

Yes, I do use this website to help track my training, but it doesn’t count the miles.  And this year I want to see exactly what kind of yardage I put in the pool and how may miles I run and bike my heart rate, power, hours, minutes, and nutrition.  This is a ironman year (Steelhead 70.3 and Ironman Wisconsin) everything counts.

Currently my base training is consisting of 3 swims per week  2 being masters group swims.  3 runs per week, 1 speed workout (lunch w/ Eric), 1 tempo run, and 1 long run.  And for the Bike, well… a long weekend ride, and maybe 1 short trainer session.  And all of that can be translated to DONUTS on the DailyMile.

So what did I do last week?  Well it is all in the DailyMile.

  • Monday, and had a easy swim of 1000 yards
  • Tuesday, Lunch w/ Eric, a 2 mile time trial around the park.  11:51 was my time. My garmin actually said 1.9 miles. Plus I ran too and from the park, so the total was around 5.
  • Wednesday, Masters Swim over lunch.  300 warm up, 4×100, then 4 sets of: 100, with 10″, 75 w/5″ rec, 75 w/10″ rec, 75 w/5″ rec, 75 w/10″ rec.  2300 yards total.
  • Thursday, I ran tempo http://connect.garmin.com/activity/26739173 Tried to do 1 mile warm up, 4 miles at 10k pace then 1 mile warm down. Between my legs, the hills and the wind. I couldn’t keep it together.
  • Friday, Master Swim over lunch.   Eric ran the workout on time. starting with 25 yards on the 20 increasing 5 seconds per length. Then increasing the distance 50s, 75s, 100s, and just as you got comfortable the pace increased. Not really sure on the 1200 distance, probably more but, I have trouble keeping count… Interesting workout, I would like to do it fresh because it was a tough workout after the tempo run yesterday. I just didn’t have the energy.
  • Saturday, was the big ride.  Got out of the house early, just after 7am and headed to the park for laps until I met up with Eric, John, Dave and Eric, to do some more laps until the Team Mack ride. The constant drizzle soaked my gloves and made for a tough ride. When I got home I couldn’t feel my feet and my one pinky toe was blue. Got some good miles in on a crappy day! Manage 70.84 miles.  http://connect.garmin.com/activity/26868091
  • Sunday, was a long run, 14.01 miles on some tired legs. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/27027337

So what is all of this going to get me in the next couple of months?  Hopefully some good times at:

  • Illinois Half Marathon
  • Pioneer Sprint
  • Sullivan Sprint
  • Capital City Biathlon