Ironman Arizona Week 2

Ironman Arizona training is now into its third week and today (Monday June 18th) I can say I had the first good swim of the entire cycle to date.  For some reason my swim has been nothing but a fight between me, the water and my brain.  My body wants to cooperate but my head keeps fighting me about it.  I haven’t been dreading the swim but there has been some trepidation about getting into the water.

Today that changed.  I told myself that even though it called for threshold pace swims to just swim. Don’t worry about the clock and just swim.  It worked as I wasn’t fighting myself or my head and my times were reasonable.  Some I could be proud of and really something to build on.

This past weekend I rode the CompuTrainer to the IMAZ course and over three hours I got in 58 miles.  I felt good and pushed my heart rate on the way out and recovered on the way back.  I think this will become a once a month ride to test my endurance on the course and see where I am at.

Here are the stats for the first two weeks:


2 Weeks In And Many More To Go


A video capture of the first two weeks.  Don’t worry it is short and that is how I plan on keeping them from here on out:

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  1. Marlene says:

    Congrats on two weeks down! Can’t play sound at work, but I love the medal display behind you. :)

    Glad you had a good swim to get some confidedence back in the water.

    Great idea riding the course with your CompuTrainer. Maybe I need to get one of those in order to survive those trainer sessions… better start begging. Ha!

    On to another great week!
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  2. Michael Davis says:

    Hey man,

    You are doing really good. I’m quite impressed to see your development. Keep up the spirit.
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  3. I thought it would take a couple of extra weeks to get back into full swing. Glad you’re there brother!
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