I LOVE Day in the life posts…seriously, you all should do one, they are so fun to read. I decided I wanted to do a day in the life post to capture what a day looks like for me during Peak Ironman training.
Are you getting sick of hearing about peak training yet (and I am only on day five)? If so, you should probably stop reading until mid-June when I will start complaining/going crazy about taper.
So this was my day yesterday, it was a fairly normal day for me so I think it was a pretty good representation.
3:55 am – Alarm goes off for the first time, groan, hit snooze and try not to contemplate “accidently” turning off alarm.
4:15 – Second and third alarms go off, crap, must get out of bed NOW!
4:20 – take dogs outside, feed dogs, get down a cup of coffee and half a luna bar for first breakfast (yes I am a hobbit), find workout clothes, incidentally they are still sitting in a laundry basket not folded or put away but at least they are clean!
- 3 mile warm-up
- 10 x 800 at half marathon pace with 3 minute recovery
- Cool down 1 mile
Erica Elia says
Awesome and so much fun to read. I do have a question,what do you mean about the compresion pants at 9:00? Im mmotivated reading it and seeing your hard work!!! Erica
Hey Erica- The compression pants are my recovery tights, I have a pair from 2XU, I wear them overnight after hard training days. I would feel sorry for my hubby but he is usually in his compression tights so I don’t feel bad.
Hi Beth – I just found your blog not too long ago…
This post was fun to read especially since I’m training for my first half Ironman and I feel like all I do is train, eat and work! Half Ironman training is challenging, so I can’t even imagine training for an Ironman and working full time! Way to go!
Thanks Lindsey, I can’t wait to hear about your half!
Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal says
Holy cow, you are on motivated lady! I will never ever complain about my long days again 🙂
Hey, it’s always ok to complain 😉 This will not be the norm, I am looking forward to dropping back to a more normal training load in a few weeks!
Great post! The only thing similar to my schedule is the getting up before 4:30 and going to bed at 9. 🙂 I also think maybe it persuaded me to NOT try a full ironman. I am however enjoying reading about your training.
OH NO! Julie, this is just a short amount of time for peak training!