Before the race I was calm heading into race day. I had been there before and knew that the day would be much different this time. I didn't feel the pressure to finish, let alone meet any time goals. I slept surprisingly well the night before and headed to race day jitter-free. For more on how I … Continue reading Race Day Report: Ironman Wisconsin at 20 Weeks Pregnant
RACE PLAN Heading into race week and my 20th week of pregnancy, I was swinging between thinking "I wonder how far I make it on the bike before dropping-out" and "I can complete Ironman pregnant!" I'm far less prepared than I was last year and I'm racing with the side effects of growing a human. … Continue reading Ironman Training Pregnant: Race Prep + Week 20
THIS WEEKS STATS: Swim: 1:00 Bike: 4:30 Run: 1:30 TOTAL: 7:00 MIDWIFE APPOINTMENT I had another check-up with my midwife this week. I shared my concerns with my light-headedness and dizziness. She agreed that I probably needed to eat more and that my instincts of eating even though I wasn't hungry were good. She encouraged … Continue reading Ironman Training Pregnant: Week 19
"In terms of accomplishing my planned workouts, this weekend was a failure...There will be another Ironman another year for me to get after."
Training for Ironman and being pregnant while your spouse is across the world is hard. I'm doing all of those things together and it is really, really hard. Harder than I thought.
This week threw some curve balls. At 4 weeks out from Ironman Wisconsin, I had a key training weekend on the books that just didn't happen.
5 weeks out from Ironman, training is picking up and I'm starting to feel agony of August when training for IMWI.
A respected obstetrician shared his opinion with me about training for Ironman: he "strongly discouraged" it. His advice, however, wasn't grounded in research or any science. It was just his opinion - and I don't care much for him sharing it unsolicited.
This was an eventful week both personally and training wise. My husband left for a 6 week adventure across the world, I had two biopsies taken, I started a dairy-free trial, and it was the longest training weekend of the season (as will every weekend be for the next month). I've dug into my whirlwind … Continue reading Ironman Training Pregnant: Week 14
Before the race Training through my first trimester went as well as could be expected; it did leave me less prepared than I was last year for the Door County Half Iron, but I was still prepared enough to be successful. In reviewing last year's race plan, I decided to adopt the same goals (50 … Continue reading Race Day Report: Half Iron Triathlon at 12 Weeks Pregnant