This is my first blog post. I’ve been thinking about having a blog for a while, but was never really quite sure what I would blog about. I mean what do I have to say that anyone would ever care to read about? Well, this past summer I signed up for an Ironman and I’ve decided to use this blog as running diary of my training. The Ironman I’ve signed up for is Lake Placid. Ironman Lake Placid is going to be held on July 24, 2011. This is my first attempt at an Ironman distance event. Having completed a couple of half-ironman distance races it seems like the next logical step right?
Monday was supposed to be the first official day of training. Really I have been training since September, attempting to build up a base level of fitness to start from. So Monday came, and we had a Blizzard, so no workout. Guess that isn’t such a great way to kick off the start of training!! Monday was supposed to be a swim workout, so I’m not too upset about missing it as the swim is my strongest event at the moment.
Today was another swim day and I met the rest of the Tri Group at the Beverly Y. I got there about 45 minutes before the rest of them and did 3000 yards. The Beverly Y has a great pool, it is so large that there were actually two swim practices going on and there were still lanes open for lap swimming. Once Melinda (swim coach) showed up we did another 1400 or so yards. I learned some new drills today that I hadn’t done before, it was a good workout.