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70.3 Training: Back on Track

I started working with my Coach a little over a month ago to train for the Half Ironman in Mont Tremblant at the end of June.  I am typically very disciplined when it comes to following a training schedule, but the last month completely fell apart. Between work, my family schedule, and my little ones alternating being sick, something had to give and that was my training! 

However, I finished a big project for work last week freeing up some time. My son also had his last Hockey game of the season, which will open some more time on the weekends. So, I vowed to get back on track this past week and I managed to do a pretty good job fitting it all in! It was not perfect, but it’s a good start at gaining back the balance between family, work, & training.

Here is what my week looked like:

-Monday: Up at 5 am for a  4 mile run, laundry & packing lunches. After I got the kids off to school, I got in a 2,100 yard swim before work. I am also trying to get back in to spending a few minutes journaling each night! I have to say that Monday was the only day that I managed to do it this past week.

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-Tuesday: Brick Day- 40 mile trainer ride on the virtual Ironman St. George 70.3 bike course, followed by a 2 mile run. I had quickly picked the St. George course to ride and did not realize how hilly it is, so my legs got quite a work out! When I was done, I hopped on the treadmill for a slow 2 mile run, which felt ok. I have been having some trouble with my hip, but it was nice and loosened up after my long ride!

-Wednesday: Swim Skills & Technique Class, approximately 1,500 yard swim. This was supposed to be a 2,300 yard swim, but I opted to do the class, as I am trying to focus on my form this season. I was hoping to make it to the pool another day this week, but that never came to fruition!

-Thursday: Unplanned Rest Day. I should have done my ride before work, but opted to sleep in a little later. Unfortunately, I ended up getting out of work late and never got to do the ride! Lesson learned (again): if I don’t get it done first thing in the morning, chances are slim that I will ever get it done, ugh!

-Friday:  8 mile run, I had a 10 mile run scheduled, but had to cut it short due to timing. I have been having such a hard time wrapping my mind around running. I procrastinated doing this run and then ended up running out of time to finish it. I was angry with myself for dragging my feet getting out the door as it ended up being a beautiful day for running. Once I started I felt good, better than I have in a while. I really just wanted to keep running forever, but had to stop, as I needed to get to my daughter’s school for an activity. 

-Saturday:  20 mile bike ride on trainer, 3 mile hike with the kids and dogs. It was such a beautiful day here in Maine!  Spring has finally arrived, so I took the kids & dogs for a short hike at one of my favorite places, Wolfe’s Neck State Park. 

-Sunday: 3-4 mile hike with kids & dogs. I was hoping to get in some intervals on the trainer, since I missed Thursday’s workout, but I opted for another short hike with the kids. It was simply too beautiful of a day to not enjoy it with my family.

How was your week? Do you do your workouts in the early morning or fit them in later in the day?

Have a Great Week!

I am linking up with Hoho & Tricia for the Weekly Wrap,  Motivate Me Monday with Fitness Cheerleader Running Rachel and Run Mommy Run, & Tuesdays on the Run with  PattyErika, and Marcia

Nicole Salama

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Wow! Best of luck with your training - amazing job

Angela Campos

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thank you Nicole!


Sunday 17th of April 2016

You still packed in some good activity Angela. Sometimes that's just how it goes. I have to adjust my runs every week, due to my husband's schedule and it's not easy - but it is what it is. The most important thing is that it gets done :)

Angela Campos

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thank you Ilka!

Carol Cameleon

Friday 15th of April 2016

Wow, that's alot of running! I've been getting up at 5am of late to do some yoga in peace and quiet before the madness of the day begins. I love the feeling of doing it in the morning, really sets me up for the day. Good luck with Ironman #brillblogposts

Angela Campos

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thank you so much Carol!

Debbie Roberts

Thursday 14th of April 2016

Hi Angela, training for anything takes guts and determination, but training for an ironman takes even more! I run, cycle and hike for pleasure (and fitness) and like to workout almost daily, usually first thing (which is why I love summer running).

Hope you stay on track with your training and life doesn't get in the way too often.


Angela Campos

Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thanks so much for stopping by & I appreciate the words of encouragement :-)

Janice Luke-Smith

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I am exactly the same as you - if I don't get it done before work, or on my lunch breaks then it doesn't get done. I admire you for juggling kids, work and 70.3 training. I did it last year (did 70.3 Muskoka) and it was sooooo challenging! Good luck at Mont Tremblant in June!

Angela Campos

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Thank you Janice! It's definitely a challenge, but I do love it! :-)