Saturday, February 07, 2009

One ticket to Bonkville, please...


It is the time of the year when you look back on the training and achievements of the past and think...

How the F&%$ did I ever do that???

Today was a big, 4.5 hour training day. It started with a big bowl of oatmeal before 4400 yards in the pool with a different masters squad. It was just ok (actually, it was super frustrating and I was grumpy for most of it because of how crowded and unorganized the lane was) until the last set. I stepped forward and asked if I could lead the 2 x (2 x 200) on 3:15. 200's are my favorites and I was feeling pretty good. It was the very first set I have done since September where I felt at one with the water. And I hit them all on 2:55. Progress!

Then I downed a powerbar and headed to the gym. Did :40 on the elliptical and :30 on the treadmill (still slowly moving up my running mileage). Then as I was leaving, absolutely abs was just starting. Couldn't miss that!

Then home to eat some scrambled Egg Beaters, 2 pieces of peanut butter toast and a cup of fruit salad. As soon as that had digested it was time for my 2 hour trainer ride with 5 x 10 minutes big gear. Let me tell you...you know you should have probably eaten a bit more, or had more than G2 on the bike at hour 4.5 of training on the day when...

1. You push and push and push and that heart rate falls and falls and falls
2. You begin to hallucinate that you are being chased by giant gummy bears
3. Finding something to grab onto in the likely event that you collapse off the trainer becomes a priority
4. You begin to pity the unfortunate soul that finds your dead, sweaty and stinky body still clipped into the pedals.

Seriously, there was a time that I knocked off 8 hour training days like they were my job. I am now sitting on the couch, nearly comatose. I'm only blogging because my computer is right here in front of my and the bed is down the hall, approximately 10 miles away in my current state. It might be a sleep on the couch kind of night...

In other, training related news... I still feel like a big fatty, so I resolved to lose my excess weight. I mean it this time, damn it. Found the coolest iPhone application called "Lose it!" that I am using to track everything that goes into my body and all my training. It's pretty sweet. At 126 pounds this week (Ugh), I only need to lose 1.5 pounds per week to get to race weight by Oceanside. Can I do it? We'll see.... it's the red wine- gets me every time!

10 comments:

Maggs said...

I don't know what it is...okay maybe because it's 8 weeks until Oceanside and New Orleans 70.3, but it seems everyone had a big training day today, and it sounds like everyone is sinking further and further into the couch about now. I'll add that you know you're bonking when you can't hang with people on the downhills...and they aren't even pedaling.

ADC said...

The gummy bear hallucination is all too familiar. Keep at it, you are doing great. And I am joining you in loosing the excess weight :-(

Shannon said...

Hilarious, when I know I didn't fuel right I hit the door and tell the hubby, "I must lay down and take a nap" ((((said in robotic voice)))))

I need to lose a weight too, hang in there girl.

Spokane Al said...

After your day I would say that you definitely earned that time on the couch.

Judy said...

Your posts are always so hilarious - and wow for signing up again for the Triple T!!

D said...

I keep feeling like a TOTAL slackass in comparison to everyone else cuz you're all having huge training days right now. But I guess when my first planned half isn't until June and IMC is the end of August I should just chill out and trust the boss, right?

Good for you for getting it done! I feel like a big fatty too, and am resolved to losing too!!! Monday marks a sugar detox. It's time!

Big ass sitter said...

You play,you pay little one. I know you will be in top shape soon. Nobody has your will. I think you got that from me. Well, that and the gummy bear thingy.MOM

Bob Almighty said...

Hear you on being comatose...granted now after collasping after my long ride I'm suddenly filled with all this energy. You'll definitely be down to "race weight" by Oceanside..speaking of which we still have to have our Half Iron smack down...might I suggest Providence 70.3 in July?

Steve Stenzel said...

Wow - that's a HECK-A-VA day!!

And is there really a class called "absolutely abs?" Can I join in with you sometime?!?

And stop feeling like a big fatty. Did you SEE what you just accomplished?!??! You're still rockin' it, Jodi!!

TriDreaming said...

Hey Jodi I just started following your blog (and started my own blog) and i have to say its really motivating, not to mention hilarious. I absolutely agree that i look back sometimes and am just in awe of how i finished a race or even a crazy day of training! But I really wanted to comment because I'm in year 2 of medical school and hopefully will be on my way to being an emergency med doc like you. Seems we're both addicted to triathlons and emergency med. Any tips for somebody at my stage of the game? Triathlon or ER wise? Keep up the awesome training and motivating posts!