Tag: Ironman

Ironman Miami 70.3 – Race Day – Pre-Race & Swim

The alarm clock started to beep at 4:06AM and I quickly made a precision slam of the snooze button for another 9 minutes. I had been in and out of consciousness all night long except for the hour before the alarm clock went off, which I slept the soundest of the whole night. I laid …

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Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3…My First Half Ironman?

From October 2010 until May 2011, I focused on building a solid base of endurance which ultimately ended totaling 2x the distance of each discipline in the half-iron distance per week : Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112, and run 26. … There would be a time trial start for the bike and they would just run down the rows in T1 telling each athlete to go every couple seconds.

IM Pocono 70.3 Training Week #3 – Finding My HR Zones

My coach recommended that I head down to Cadence in Manayunk and get my Lactate Threshold tested after my constantly whining about this zone 2 issue. This way I could establish what my zones really are. It was $150 for the test but I needed the piece of mind and thought it would be worth …

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IM Pocono 70.3 Training Week #2

Week #2 training went well. Swam 5,466 yds in 2:18, biked 84.7 miles in 5:09, and ran 13 miles in 2:27 hours. Still battling with my heart rate zones and getting into zone 2. Running in what is supposed to be zone 2 is just impossible, and I am just not feeling like I am …

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Week 1 of IM Pocono 70.3 Training – Finding Zone 2…

Last week(6/13/2011) was my first training plan week for Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3 on October 2, 2011. The training went quite well and actually felt pretty easy despite the increase in volume. The hardest part of this week was trying to stay in heart rate zone #2. For me Zone 2, which is 60-70% of …

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Training Year Off to Up-And-Down Start

This year promises to be an interesting one with the my journey towards completing my first Half-Ironman at Ironman Pocono Mountains 70.3. On a positive note, I was able to pick-up where I left off in the pool after 2 months off. My fear was that I would be starting from scratch, but I really …

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