Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Taper Time!

Well race week has finally arrived for my first early season race, Quassy REV 3 Half Ironman!

Equally as exciting last week I got my new training schedule for the Cedar Point Rev 3 Full this past week!  Wow, there are a heck of a lot of big ole long workouts on that schedule which have me scratching my head as to how I am going to fit it all in....always a juggling act!  If only if it wasn't for this work thing taking up so much of my day!

At any rate, the point of the story now is to do my very best to hit each workout as specified.  Last week it was pretty easy to hit all target workouts as the taper had already began.  The best thing about getting everything in was that I had made it a point to get them all done during the week knowing I would be out of town all weekend!  Pretty much everything went fairly well and due to the gorgeous, sunny, warm weather, I even added in a couple extra lunch runs, taking caution to run them easy....a girls gotta work on her tan sometime, right?  :-)

The weekend included a trip out to Raystown Lake on the super fast and fun Allegrippis Trails!  These trails are my absolute favorite!  Had a blast ripping around the trails, hitting the kickers and time trialing the hydro loop!  What a friggin great way to spend Memorial Day weekend...camping out with friends, swimming in the lake, enjoying a few beers, tossing frisbees, eating some good campfire grilling and loving the perfect weather!

We did leave out pretty early Sunday to head home a prep our place for a cookout and bonfire with our friends Sunday evening.  The fun continued on Monday with the Cleveland Tri Club 43 mi. Memorial Day ride and then hanging out at the Winking Lizard afterwards.  I don't know if I can imagine a much better Memorial Day weekend!

Week of 5/24

M: 2000 M Swam (AM), 8.6 M ran at 8:05 pace (Noon)
T:  7 M Ran at 9:00 pace (Noon), 31 M Biked with Touring Club 20.2 avg (Eve)
W:  8.25 M Ran at 7:55 pace (Noon)
R:  2500 M Swim w Masters (AM), 18 Mil Focus Bike (noon)
F:  25 M Bike at 19.7 avg with 4 M Run off  (Miles 1&4 @ 7:09, 7:00, 2&3 EZ)
S:  Rode 24 Miles on Mtb at Raystown Lake!!!!
S:  off (in car)

S:  4500 M
B:  98 M
R: 28 M


Matty O said...

Great numbers! We were debating on doing the Cedar Point half.

Sorry we missed the Penninsula Ride at the lizard, had to tend to graves on Memorial day.

Good luck at the next event of the REV3 series!!!

Kim said...

wohohoo it's almost time for Quassy! you are going to KICK BUTT!!!!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

It sounds like you had a great holiday weekend!

Good luck in your race! You're going to do great! :)