Ironman Texas Training - Weeks 13 and 14

Ironman Texas training has entered some zone but I'm not sure what zone.  These past two weeks have been filled with races and hardly any taper or recovery.....it has been bananas, and I have eaten my fair share of bananas.  I may have to track my banana consumption alone to see how much it really is because I know it is at least one per day. So where do we start with Ironman Texas training?  Oh, how about words from my Coach after 70.3 San Juan.  This is not verbatim but I think you will get the point:
  • I have aggressive goals for you for Ironman Texas.  You will be ready for that day without a doubt.
After a big swallow of air when the phone hung up I said to myself:   What would be aggressive goals?  The next thought was that is awesome.  Let her think about those goals and take it away from me.  When I setup my own goals I am fairly aggressive but having somebody else set them up and I will chase them down with reckless abandon.  I am excited to see what she has up her sleeve.
I am also very excited about my newest sponsor.  Last week I came to an agreement with Grapevine Grains.  They are a local company here in Grapevine, Texas and  provide the freshest granola, muesli, trail mix, and fresh stone ground cookie, muffins, pancake and corn bread mixes.  All of their products are made with fresh organic stone flours and rolled oats.  As a person who does a lot of baking in the house as well as eating oatmeal, granola and muesli this sponsorship couldn't have been a better match.  Be on the lookout for a more formal announcement along with a coupon code so that you can get the freshest quality ingredients delivered to you doorstep.
Now onto the numbers:
Week 13
  • Swim: 3.84 miles
  • Bike: 93.8 miles
  • Run: 26.6 miles
Week 14
  • Swim: 5.57 miles
  • Bike: 78.5 miles
  • Run: 30.8 miles
Overall
  • Swim: 69.5 miles
  • Bike: 1,529.2 miles
  • Run: 390.9 miles
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I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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