10 Weeks Until Eagleman

It’s about to start getting real around here folks, I’m just over THREE months out from my first 70.3 of the season and I’m nowhere close to feeling race ready, but that’s okay. If I were feeling calm and ready three months out I would be going in to the race incredibly over-trained and burned out which would make for a pretty crappy race.

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So here I am, getting ready to start a recovery week tomorrow before really getting into the Eagleman-specific training.

Here’s a brief rundown on the past two months of training:

Swimming is going…well….it’s going. I’m not in love with it and might not ever be but that’s okay. I’m not really seeing much improvement but I have to wonder if it’s because I’m just going through the motions and not pushing myself as hard as I should be. The answer is likely yes which means I need to start getting after it in the pool.

Cycling has been good. I’ve been on the trainer more than I ever have and actually intend to keep it that way through the season with the exception of my longer rides. My coach likes to focus on big gear sessions and intervals which can be great and done outside IF you have a place to ride with out lots of stop and go areas, but I do not, so I’ll continue on my trainer. I just tell myself in the end all of the early morning indoor sessions will be totally worth it and make me a stronger cyclist.

Running. I love running, it’s definitely my happy place in training right now. My coach has had me running more than I thought I can handle, about 5-6 times a week, and it has been paying off big time. I’m feeling strong on hills, running faster in general and I raced the Death Valley 10K about five minutes faster than I expected (recap on the blog tomorrow).

There you have it, pretty much January and February in a nutshell. I’ve carved out time to actually be able to do a weekly recap through Eagleman training, so be sure to come back next week to see how recovery week went!

How did your week go? Any races coming up?

I’m wrapping up the week with Holly and Wendy!

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14 thoughts on “10 Weeks Until Eagleman

  1. I just read Chrissie Wellington’s Race to the Finish Line, so I’m excited to follow your training! I’m not a triathlete, but I am fascinated by the event.

    Have a great week and thanks for linking up!

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    1. I bet you would do well at an indoor tri–usually their are at Lifetime tri gyms in the winter and I think it’s only 10 minutes of swimming πŸ™‚ Nothing wrong with sticking to running either–I do have days where I wish I was training for a half marathon vs a half ironman because I love the running part that much.


  2. I’m so glad you’ll be linking with us so I can live vicariously through you. It sounds like your training is going well! I’m not a good swimmer and that is keeping me from doing any more Tris right now. At first, I hated my trainer and would ride outside no matter what. But, lately I’m liking it. It’s so much easier to keep my HR up and steady (I’m using it for cross training). Also, I’ve become lazy and It’s just easier to hop on inside and “go”. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Girl, I’m not a good swimmer either, but working on it! It’s funny how many people have a love/hate relationship with the trainer. I definitely don’t qualify you as lazy for hopping on the trainer-sometimes that takes more effort mentally than getting geared up to ride outside!


    1. It’s funny-it’s either the swimming or the running but never the biking that keeps people from triathlon–I work with a woman who loves swimming and biking but can’t stand the thought of even running one mile!


  3. Yikes, this sounds intense, and it’s only the first time I’ve read your blog (I think?). I would like (not love LOL) to do a tri someday. Someday. It would have to be a sprint tri because I’m kind of a baby when it comes to swimming (so it would probably have to be an indoor tri as well to avoid the open water thing). I’m looking forward to hearing more about your training!

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    1. Thanks for reading! Starting with a sprint is the best thing to do-lots of pool swim options out there! There are even some super-sprints where the swim portion is about 200 yards πŸ™‚


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