Fueling… I got an F

I have a lot more to learn. Admitting that there is always something to learn from faliled workouts will get one closer to better ones. Last Friday, I was planning for my Saturday five hour Brick. I had a 1 mile swim, three hour bike and six mile T-Run. I laid all my gear out…

Ironman Mashup

I am an Ironman. I survived injury free. That makes me smile.  It was a day with extreme weather, a swim that was called due to lightning, a seven mile decent on the bike in treacherous pouring rain conditions and a run that tried to beat me down, but I would not give in. I…

Two Words

Sometimes explanations are needed. Many words are used to narrate the story, the reasoning, the emotions. Then sometimes, two words can speak volumes. Someone who has witnessed the darkness; experienced the rage; has analyzed numbers for months and has never given up on you, expresses they have confidence in you, two words is all that…

Time

I wish I had more time, I wish I had less time. I wish I could go back, I wish I could go forward. It’s a strange day. I am 13 days away from Ironman Lake Placid. It is the official taper day. My coach writes that now is a crucial time to use food…

I Had Oatmeal Not Frosted Mini Wheats

This morning I made a usual visit to the Whole Foods in Jericho for their oatmeal, almond slices, brown sugar and cinnamon. The most boring Sunday brunch ever. But I had to fuel up. I had to put all my focus on one thing. To get through my 16 mile training run today. There is…

There I Go Again… Last Minute CK

My life has been a little topsy turvy the past few months. The one thing I continue to focus in on is July 27th Ironman Lake Placid. Nothing will stop me from toeing that line. But I toyed with the idea of Quassy. Considered one of the most challenging 70.3 courses out there, I wanted…

Notes

A few sentences, and sometimes a few paragraphs… they are the words from Coach Rich Caiazza that make the difference in battling the demons. Ironman is a beast. Training for it is the mother of all beasts. It involves focus, control and courage. Now as I get closer to the big race day, the workouts…