When I first met with Max on January 9th of last year, the immediate goal was to complete the REV3 half iron triathlon on June 7th. Nancy has said this was my midlife crisis. You see, the bigger goal was to be in the best shape of my life on my 40th birthday. With today being my 40th birthday, I have achieved my longer range goal. I can say without hesitation, I am in the best shape of my life. I feel great, My weight this morning was 176.5 (started at 214.5).
Now comes the tricky part, once you achieve a goal that you put so much time/energy/effort into, what do you do? My goal for this race season is to break 6 hours in a half iron distance race (6:45 is my best of the two I've done). My goals in case you haven't noticed tend to be obnoxious as Max likes to say or pie in the sky as Nancy refers to them.
I've already told Max and Nancy, but I am putting it out there for everyone to see. If I am fortunate enough to break 5:30 in any race this year, I will sign up for a full Ironman distance race for 2011. I am debating signing up for one either way, because then I could have a whole offseason to train for it. Now that it's out there, I can't take it back.
Back to the workout results. Yesterday was 250 lunges for time (125 each leg). I did these standing in one spot in my apartment, so they were not walking around like Erica's and Jane's were. Finished in 7:47. Then went to the gym for the 30 minute TT on the bike. 10.27 miles covered.
Today was more bike, 5 minutes on, 1 off, 10 minutes on, 1 off, 15 minutes on. Got 10.8 miles in. The 2 breaks were spent pedaling slowly.