Eric's Half-Ironman Training

I am now training for my second half-ironman race. The race is in Boulder this time in August, 2007. I finished the Florida Half-Ironman in May, 2007. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Warm up: 10 minutes
Main: 4x400, 2x800, 1x1600
Cool Down
Total Distance: 4.5 miles

I started running at a slow pace, but I figured it was just my warm up. I was running slower and slower as time went by. I was only supposed to run for 50 minutes. I went home early because it was well past the time. I don't usually stop during a workout, but my run was about 3 minutes slower than my average pace. Yikes. It was cold, wet and I had a long hard day at work yesterday. No need to worry...

Aurora Reservoir
Time: 1:10:00
Distance: 3,000 meters
200 splits: 4:25.54, 4:47.20, 4:23.20, 4:40.70, 4:31.46, 4:37.51, 4:12.78, 4:34.80, 4:40.65, 4:59.35, 5:01.71, 4:54.70, 5:00.38, 5:11.00, 4:58.00
100m Pace: 2:20
1 mile split: 36:13

The water was very choppy today. I swam with my co-worker again today in the lake. I feel so much more confident in the lake. There were tons of fish...and they were HUGE!! I could have kept swimming, but I was fading. My second to last 200 was slow only because I stopped to hear what Brett had to say. He told me there was lightning in the background. I had one 200 left and I was done!


Blogger Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

it's sort of funny how the rest of us are complaining about the heat and humidity and you are dealing with chilly days - could you please talk to whoever is in charge and send some of those cooer temps our way?

9:31 AM  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

COLD??? I think I've forgotten what that feels like ;-)

Glad to hear the open water swimming is going well. I enjoy looking at fish too while swimming. But if they're really big, like 4-5' long, I get kind of scared.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Iron Eric said...

It has been a little cool in the mornings. The afternoons have been just perfect. Lucky me!

7:13 AM  

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