Ironman Texas Training – VLOG Week #8

Some awesome news comes in this week with me making a trip to The Woodlands to root on Jeff and Kevin in their attempt to qualify for Boston.  In addition to that I will also be riding the Ironman Texas course, or at least a part of it the day after.  Last year I rode the 70.3 Austin course twice before the race and it was a huge advantage for me to know where turns were, hills, false flats, winds, etc.  I am figuring this will be no different and I plan on making more than one trip South to ride the course.

Additionally, I got a new bike bag so that my travels this year to Puerto Rico, Maine and Arizona will not be as cumbersome as my trip to California was last year. Last April I borrowed a friend’s bike case and it was unruly, couldn’t turn without making hieroglyphics out of it (no K turns) and just an overall tough way to travel.  This bag, as you will see in the video, is soft and comes with tons of padding for me to wrap El Diablo in and get him safely to all of my destinations.

The information you’ve been waiting for:

 Ironman Texas Training   VLOG Week #8

Those Swim Miles Just Don't Add Up

Miles:

  • Swim: 5.57 in Week #8; 40.9 Ironman training to date (ITTD)
  • Bike: 103.5 in Week #8; 946.6 ITTD
  • Run: 27.3 in Week #8; 233 ITTD

 

 Ironman Texas Training   VLOG Week #8

Looks Much More Balanced Than The Miles

Time in Hours:

  • Swim: 3.5 in Week #8; 26 ITTD
  • Bike: 5.75 in Week #8; 51 ITTD
  • Run: 3.7 in Week #8; 31 ITTD

Thanks For Watching. Happy Training!

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  • http://milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com MilesMusclesMom

    cold. cold? dude, you’re from NEW YORK!! LoL ;)

    great tip on the bag about covering up the label!!
    best wishes this weekend!!
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    • http://cooktraineatrace.com CTER

      I’m telling you my friend….3 years down here has taken all that cold handling ability away from me…..it’s nuts b/c now if it is 50* I’m cold. crazyiness.
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  • http://marleneontherun.com marlene

    I have headphones with me at work today so I was actually able to listen!

    Congrats on another big week! Enjoy some extra R&R this week.

    I wish my pool was open at all hours … I could schedule my weeks a lot better if I had more flexibility with the swim times.

    Great idea to hit the pool EARLY before your half marathon this weekend. Good luck!!!

    Hope that new bike bag works out great for you. I like the idea.
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    • http://cooktraineatrace.com CTER

      I hope that new bike bag works out great too since it cost quite a bit. The thing did not come with instructions though so this outta be fun in figuring out how to bend the bike to fit in there.
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  • http://stuffabout.me Patrick Mahoney

    a pie chart format I don’t recognize – what training log are you using.
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    • http://cooktraineatrace.com CTER

      Those pie charts are from my personal log on my spreadsheet from Apple Numbers. For some reason I cannot get the snapshots out of Training Peaks and had been tracking it manually as well and so I use that for these pie charts.
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  • http://www.shutupandrun.net Shut Up and Run

    YES for week eight. If you do go to Home Depot, you might want to get a lamp shade for that lamp behind you and a nail for that diploma. Yes, I was listening to you. I am just very observant.
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  • http://danglethecarrot.blogspot.com Jeff Irvin

    dude you sounded like Rainman ripping off all those running pace numbers! haha!

    Very cool you are coming down for the Woodlands Marathon as Kevin and me can use all the positive mojo we can get!

    That bag looks great. Ray says to tell the people at bag check that it is “work equipment” — here is to no outrageous bag fees!
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    • http://cooktraineatrace.com CTER

      82, 82, 82, 246. Definitely 246 toothpicks.

      Yeah man I am fired up to head down there and spectate. Going to be a great weekend for you and Kevin.

  • http://journeytoahalfmaraton.blogspot.com/ Caroline

    I like those video post…that is great that you will get to see Jeff and Kevin race!
    I am going to do the same next month for a certain blonde chick from AZ who is now a brand new Duke lover!
    I cannot wait!!!
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    • http://cooktraineatrace.com CTER

      You gotta bring her a shirt and get a pic of her in that shirt.

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