I'm Baaaackkkkk!

I'm Here, all. And, I'm trying to catch up reading everyone's blogs. I've started down my list, and if I haven't made it to your blog yet, I will today or this evening. Although, I am commenting mostly on the most recent post, I read all that I have missed. I had wanted to read them all before posting myself because that's just how I am. I love to read comments on my blog. However, I love to comment more on yours. :-) But, since I'm being asked if I still exists and whatnot, I decided to write a quickie post.

Although, I've been missing for a while, my workouts have gone well. I just hope that I start seeing some of the work payoff with some improvement. If you want details (which I highly doubt you do), you can always check out my training log. Quick breakdown of my days since I last posted.

Fri 4/11 - Swim 1000yds - Intervals
Sat 4/12 - rest day
Sun 4/13 - Bike 10.54 miles / run 1 mile
Mon 4/14 - Swim 2000yds - 48:33
Tue 4/15 - run 4 miles / 30 push-ups
Wed 4/16 - Swim 1200yds (drills) / bike 10.04 miles / run 2 miles
thu 4/17 - Run 3 miles / 25 push-ups / Run 2.5 miles (PM) in the tri clinic
fri 4/18 - Swim 1000yds - Intervals
sat 4/19 - rest day
sun 4/20 - Bike 21.69 miles
mon 4/21 - Swim 2300yds - 53:41 :-)
tue 4/22 - Run 3.5 miles
today - swim 1000yds (drills)

Wow, can't believe I have posted in THAT long. Anyway.......

The proudest moment of the above is my longest swim to date on Monday evening around 7:30pm. I wanted to go beyond the 2000yds I've been doing recently, and I wanted to see if I could do the Half-Ironman distance swim and Yep, I did it. 2300yds (1.3 miles). I was stoked and tired when I got home. So much so, my run yesterday reflected how tired my body was from the evening before.

So, as you can see - I'm still training for Clemson Sprint and can't believe it's just over 2 wks away. I have maybe 2 bricks, 2 swims and 1 more run scheduled this week, and a run and ride this weekend (~30 miles), then taper a little next week.

I tell ya, it's been hard lately to get everything I need to do in a schedule. I've had a rough time with this class. It is, by far, the most difficult class I've taken. I haven't been doing well on the quizzes. So for the last 2 wks I've had to take lots of notes as I am reading the chapters, which BTW are LONG. So, this has taken up a LOT of time, and I had to take that time from blogging.

David has Langley Pond Olympic Distance Tri this weekend and Grace and I will be the support crew and photographers. We get to finally meet Ashley, who's actually from Greenville. And, I get to meet Wes for the first time. Chris, teammate of David's and a very good guy, will be there and another Chris, whom we've recently met will be tri'ing as well. Should be a fun time!

I think that's about it for now, folks. I gotta go to some meetings then read some blogs. OH, BTW - David did buy me a wetsuit for Clemson and I tried it on. He took a goofy pic of me in it, and it sucked bad, so I'm not posting it. But, I'm so happy I have one and was shocked he bought me one. Nice hubby!

21 comments:

Wes said...

Nuthing says luv like some tri gear goodness :-)

That's totally awesome on the swim! 2300 yards is super cool! Way to go!! Dee Dee's first tri is the weekend of May 10th too. I'm glad I found a wet suit for her.

Looking forward to meeting you and Grace, and getting to see David again!!!

J~Mom said...

Thanks for the update!! I still need to call you back! :>D Will you be around tonight?

AWESOME!!!!!!!! on your swim!! Where did David get your wetsuit? I am wanting to get one before my tri!

Marcy said...

LOL I was going to bust your butt about commenting on all my back posts! You're so silly! Don't even sweat it chica, I know you're busy! :-)

Just make sure you guys take lots of BR shots for me LMAO!

Lily on the Road said...

Welcome back and don't tire yourself out reading too much LOL..

Nice you got a new wetsuit..super cool....

take care and catch up with you later!

;^)

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

That's some great training you have been doing. Wonderful job with the long swim. Have fun cheering David on this weekend.

sunshine said...

Great training, lady!

And, what a sweet gift! Who needs diamonds when you get tri-gear!?!? :)

Michelle said...

Great job, Mendy!

Look at all those workouts!!! Smokin'!

Yay for the new wetsuit!! I bet you look cute in it!

streak said...

Great job on the workouts! Way to go on the long swim, nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.

The 311 Boys Mom said...

It was a wet suit.....prom dress woulda been FUN!!! :O)

Anyway, what an awesome hubby!! mine wouldn't even buy me nuts at the ball game last night; althoguh he did offer to buy me a beer, which I only wanted the nuts.

anyway....your training is AWESOME!!! & I'm leaning towards St.Jude.....I might talk to my kid & see what he thinks

Gotta Run said...

You have been a busy girl!!!! Way to fit the workouts in when everything seems crazy.

House hunting..... that is fun!!

Jess said...

Welcome back!

The 311 Boys Mom said...

fyi--i have cury & part crimpy (natural) hair.

I blow it out--15 minutes everytime I wash it.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

You seem to be doing a good job with training even if it *is* hard to get the workouts in.

And please try to get pics of the meet-ups this weekend. ;)

Pokey said...

Congrats on your new wetsuit! Lisa is going to be soooo jealous!

Have fun this weekend with David's Tri....so cool that you get to meet Wes too!!

Good luck to your Hubs and have a great time!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Glad you are doing okay and still getting the workouts in. Those classes can make life rough. I always thought of them as putting me time in. Just put the time in and soon it will be through. Hang in there!! Awesome on the tri gear. How fun.

Take care of yourself! :D
HUGS
XOXO

RunnerGirl said...

Welcome back - the training looks great!

teacherwoman said...

I knew you have been pretty busy! Glad to see you were able to find some time to update us! You have been doing awesome with your training and your LONG swim looks wonderful!

Ashley said...

It was SOOOOO great to meet you guys at LP!! Thanks for being such awesome cheerleaders. Seeing you and Grace boosted me every time.

Carly said...

WTG on all the great workouts. Congrats on the new wetsuit too!

swimshady said...

Mendy,
Thanks for the kind words in my blog. Have a great race at Clemson! Just think, if you race Murray you'll have more races under your belt this year than David. :-)
Nick

Viv said...

You have been a busy bee! congrats on that long swim!! Your training has you supah ahead of the game for clemson. you are going to do fantastic, and rocking the new suit and all :-)