Getting up at 6am on a Saturday is not generally my idea of a good time, but when one is training for Ironman it just has to be done. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one and met 9 other people to get together for a 3-hour ride. One of the guys in the club has the Ironman Coeur d’Alene bike course on his CompuTrainer. So while one person road the course (this morning it was my buddy Peter), the rest of us watched the profile of the course as well as the video of the actual route that was projected onto a screen. It was pretty cool, actually, and very informative. I had been told that IMCDA is a tougher course than Ironman Canada, but today it was very visually obvious. The next months are all about hill training! While we don’t have many hills around these parts, I will be getting very familiar with the hills that we DO have.
Yesterday, I did my repeat swim workout. I really love the 200m breaststroke, 500m freestyle, 200m backstroke sets! Well, I don’t love the back stroke part of the set, but my coach says that it’s good for me. So I take his word for it! Tomorrow my buddy and I are going to do a steady 10K run and I’m hoping to get into the pool in the afternoon. There’s nothing like squeezing in my workouts on the weekend! Well, it’s nothing like last weekend and I’m anticipating a crazy week for work next week. So I need to get in as much as I can this weekend.