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

Run
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...

Swim
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!

3 Comments:

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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