Monday Workout: 3 mile run tonight
I will run my “Tuesday” run today because I will be busy all day tomorrow. It is so hot and I have so much grad work to do, so I am waiting until tonight to run (hopefully) outside or on the treadmill.
IRONMAN Lake Placid
On July 25th last year, my boyfriend competed in Ironman Lake Placid and I couldn’t have been prouder! If you are new to the IronMan, it is a triathlon with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. When I met Colby, he was in the middle of training for the Ironman and I was new to understanding triathlons. He had already ran 4 marathons before the Ironman! I had started running that year and was signed up for a spring 5k but had no idea he would convince me to run my first half marathon just a few months after we met!
Colby created a 1 year training plan to prepare for the triathlon and was usually swimming 3 times a week, doing 2 workouts a day and running/biking long distances on the weekends.
Lots and lots of bikes the day before the Ironman at Lake Placid, NY. We took his bike to the transition zone the day before with his two other friends that were competing. So many people, so crowded!
Posing for a picture the day before the big race.
Sunday morning… the start of the triathlon. 2.4 mile swim in the lake with 3,000 participants. It was hard to watch because I knew how scary it must be to swim with all those people. Everyone participating started the swim at the same time when the cannon went off!
Finishing photo! He said he was determined to have a good photo at the end so he made sure to fix his fuel belt, visor and sunglasses before the finishing line!
The hill I sat on and waited for him to finish the marathon. The cell phone reception was horrible at Lake Placid, so I couldn’t get on the internet and check where he was on the course. I ended up calling my Mom all the time to see if the website had updated and she knew where he was on the course. I tried to move around to see him as often as possible. I saw him after the swim, half way and at the end of the bike course and 2 times during the run. Near the end, I had no idea what his pace was for the run and what time he would finish, so I guessed and sat on this hill waiting to hear his name called at the end!
Sweaty hugs after the race. Soon after this picture, I took him to back to the hotel to shower and then to McDonalds to eat. I NEVER eat fast food, but he needed the salt and you can certainly find enough sodium at McDonalds so it was perfect for him!