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Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Recap



January 2017

January was a good month except for a few days when I felt like crap. I have decided to focus on my swim and I need to improve my core strength so I am working with swim coach Gina and weight coach Anthony. I am getting better in the pool every day. I need to get a race schedule put together asap.

Month recap

Swim:8400 yards
Run: 43 miles
Bike: 140.8 miles



Monday, December 12, 2016

I think too much

Since my last race in November, I have had a little bit of a lull in my training schedule. A 4 day trip to Canada, Thanksgiving and a few other things have popped up and my training has suffered. Without a race on the horizon I started to do the one thing that gets me in trouble.

 I think.

I think about why I am doing all this, I think about the disappointment of not being able to run IMWI this year. I think about way too much stuff and then I get down on myself. Then when I get really bummed out I end up spending time organizing eggs in the refrigerator, and coffee cups in the cupboard but that is a whole other story.

I think, why am I doing all this and will I ever be good at it? Will I ever complete IMWI or any other IM race for that matter? I get upset when my swim times aren't what I hope for or my 10k times are not under 60 minutes. I think and then I think some more and that is not good.

Yesterday I watched the Ironman Championships from Kona on NBC. I watched an 83 year old man who did not finish last year cross the finish line. I watched a father and son team work so hard to finish only to come up short and I watched a women from Australia who was badly burned complete her recovery by finishing the race. It was just the shot in the arm that I needed to get my head on straight. I thought about why, in 2014, I got started on this path and why no matter the result I will continue on my quest to hear those 6 words; "John Massie you are an Ironman"

Tonight I made it back in the pool for the first time in a long time, it wasn't pretty and it was painful but 2017 is just around the corner, and if I want to accomplish my goals it's time to step it up.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Swim Workout 10/11/2016

 Intervals
Swim Stroke
Lengths
Distance
Time
Cumulative Time
Avg Pace
Total Strokes
Avg Strokes
1
FreeStyle
16
400
08:04.6
0:08:04
2:01
206
12
2
FreeStyle
12
300
06:00.9
0:09:07
2:05
149
12
3
FreeStyle
2
50
00:55.6
10:05:00
1:51
27
13
4
FreeStyle
2
50
01:05.0
10:58:00
2:10
31
15
5
FreeStyle
2
50
00:59.3
11:54:00
1:58
27
13
6
FreeStyle
2
50
00:59.9
17:56:00
1:59
27
13
7
FreeStyle
4
100
02:07.2
20:12:00
2:07
54
13
Summary

40


20:12:00
2:02
521
13

Monday, October 3, 2016

Swim Workout 10/3/2016


 Intervals
Swim Stroke
Lengths
Distance
Time
Cumulative Time
Avg Pace
Total Strokes
Avg Strokes
1
FreeStyle
16
400
08:19.3
0:08:19
2:04
201
12
2
FreeStyle
2
50
00:48.2
0:09:07
1:36
24
12
3
FreeStyle
2
50
00:57.5
10:05:00
1:54
25
12
4
FreeStyle
2
50
00:52.6
10:58:00
1:42
24
13
5
FreeStyle
3
75
00:56.7
11:54:00
1:35
19
6
6
FreeStyle
11
275
06:01.9
17:56:00
2:11
144
13
7
FreeStyle
4
100
02:15.3
20:12:00
2:15
57
14
Summary

40
1000 

20:13:00
2:02
494
12

Sunday, October 2, 2016