Saturday, December 01, 2007


December is coming in like a bang. "Winter Storm Warning is in effect." The morning new is covered with stories of the approaching weather. Outside it has just begun. I actually love this kind of weather.

This morning for my workout , I headed for the gym. I did a run-swim brick. I started with 4 miles on the treadmill the headed for 500m in the pool. I felt good. On the treadmill I watched to keep my heart rate in zone 2 with a little in zone 3. In the pool. I just worked on drills for keeping my head down and breathing.

I knew the weather was coming in so I stopped at the grocery on the way home. It was time for me to turn into Susie Homemaker. I made chicken soup, chicken salad, macaroni salad, and deviled eggs. I have a few more things to go but I don't intend to cook the rest of the weekend. Bino is spending time with his girl and Hooch is in Indy for a Cheer competition.

Waddling to watch it snow..................

Run = 4 miles
Swim = 500m

Friday, November 30, 2007


The numbers are alittle lower than October. Thanksgiving was great though.

Bike: 3h 50m - 46 Mi
Run: 9h 30m - 38.08 Mi
Swim: 8h 00m - 5100 M
Strength: 30m
Weight loss total since Oct 1=15 lbs.

Waddling into December.................

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Yesterday was Master's swim. I am excited to get there even though it is at 530am. I had the first lane to myself and Coach had a 3 boards up with workouts. I had my own special one. Last week I completed 1 entire 50 m lap. This week I did 4 times 50 in a row. Then Coach gave me a few good pointers. All of a sudden it started to happen. This swimming thing was beginning to click. Iron Snoopy told me it would!

I remebered back to when I started to run. All the milestones on how it felt to reach each one. First running around the block. Next running an entire mile without stopping. What a high that is.
Yesterday at swim, it felt that way again.

Waddling on a high...............

Tuesday : Swim = 60 min.
Wednesday: Treadmill = 60 min.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Today was back to work after a wonderful , long weekend. I got there early just to have time alone to look over the schedule and get ready for the day. Things looked good on paper. Then it began.

My boss came in and that was fine. Then as others came in problems needed fixed. It continued until lunch. Nothing was simple. Every specialty procedure that we do and some that we are going to do needed to be scheduled. Nothing was simple.

The day went quickly and I felt like I had got alot done. I looked at my cellphone when I got in my car and there 4 voice messages of which 2 were from work. My battery died as soon as I listened to them. It made the drive home peacefully quiet.
After arriving home, it started all over. A phone call to work took care of several things. Hooch was at home with complaints of a bad cold and increasingly painful knee. Bino came in with complaints of a bad day at the bowling alley. My hubby went to his mom's house for dinner so his complaints are coming.

Finally arrived the time for my TEAM workout at the gym. My coach was sick and our substitute was the spin teacher that I disliked. But who am I to complain.
Waddling to a better day tomorrow...............
Monday : Treadmill = 30 min.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I think sometime that I spend as much time reading and planning as I do actually training. Yesterday I realized that there is ONLY 36 weeks until Steelhead 70.3. So the frenzy began. Will I be ready? I know this is a challenge unlike any other that I have tried. The reason for this is the swim.

Ah--- the swim. I have to be honest and say that I wish that I was farther along. I see big workouts being done but I'm not there yet. My big accomplishment last week at master's swim was to complete 50 without stopping. I have such a long way to go. I have read you need to work hardest on your weakest so I think I need to increase for awhile my swim from 3 to 4 times per week.

The rest of the plan I have broken apart and as always is written in PENCIL because it changes often.

The next 6 weeks will be focused on continued weight loss and the swim. I have found a swim building plan on It has drill and workouts. Team Weight loss continues until Jan 1 at the gym. I will add some spin and running.

The next 10 weeks will be building up. I need to be at consistantly training approximately 7 hours per week. Still working on details. I am hoping Santa will bring me a bike trainer for Christmas.

The Final Section :Duration: 140 days (20 weeks)This plan comprises 7-10 hours per week of training. I have downloaded a training plan from Week 1 will be March 24th.

Tri-Waddling for 36 weeks.............

Saturday : Run = 5 miles
Sunday : Brick : 500m swim drills then to 60 min. Spin class ( zone 2 endurance)