TU: Adjustments

Time for a quickie before bed. (Get your mind out of the gutter!) My life has certainly improved much since my last post. And, it’s not just because of the new watch. This past Saturday, I finished my last class for grad school in Seattle. On top of this, I also completed my research thesis. So, finally, I literally have nothing left to do for grad school other than to walk at graduation. Thank GOD.

The celebrations begin. I got to enjoy a wonderful class cruise with some great weather. Yes, that's sunny Seattle.

The celebrations begin. I got to enjoy a wonderful class cruise with some great weather. Yes, that’s sunny Seattle.

The change in responsibilities has gradually been dawning on me. It feels so long ago that all I had to concentrate on was trying to the best Dad, Husband, Doctor, and Triathlete I can be. Frankly, I love the adjustment.

Okay, down to the training. Been focusing on the run while trying to maintain the bike. Doing one interval day, one tempo day, and one long run day. Workouts are going very well. Oddly enough, my gait seems to have changed tremendously with all the intervals. I think it would be more of a gazelle style if I had to guess. It feels much better and I’ll take it.

Over and over.

Over and over.

Swim wise, I am just trying to build up my endurance. I have an Olympic tri coming up soon, and I hope I can maintain my form for it. Fortunately, the new watch has made swimming much more fun. I love the metrics. Check out today for example.

DATA!

DATA!

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Still not fast by any means, but I’m working on it. Things felt especially better at the end of the day. Funny thing, I have noticed my watch getting off with the distance measurements every now and then. For example, interval ten was 250, not 225. Will have to investigate.

Bike wise, things are bit frustrating. I had a great series of workouts last week, including a run of Hell Hath no Fury. Thanks to classes in Seattle, I got stuck doing one terribly painful and sweaty TR workout on a stationery bike at Seattle Executive Club. I think the lady next to me thought I was going to sublimate. However, despite two days of rest, I bombed out of a TR ride yesterday. But, that is how things go, and it was a good 45 minutes of pain. I’ll give it another whirl this weekend.

Can't win em all. But that's life. It was fun.

Can’t win em all. But that’s life. It was fun.

I can’t complain. Things are great. The sun is warm on the skin. My garage smells like a mixture of hops and cut grass. The kids are bouncing around the backyard. This summer is looking good.

Belgian Beer and Street Fighter? I love Seattle. WIN.

Belgian Beer and Street Fighter? I love Seattle. WIN.

About Ironvan

From couch potato to Ironman triathlete in 2 years.

Posted on June 5, 2013, in Training and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What kind of watch do you use to measure your swim pace and distance? Congrats on finishing grad school! That’s a huge accomplishment!

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