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
"In terms of accomplishing my planned workouts, this weekend was a failure...There will be another Ironman another year for me to get after."
During my 17th week of pregnancy, I was 3 weeks out from Ironman Wisconsin. My training fell short of expectations and I'm beginning to come to terms with the fact that I may not finish Ironman this year.
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.
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
There was a lot of sleeping in my first trimester: earlier bedtimes and more frequent naps (and even sometimes with company!) Week 3 Looking back at my post-training comments, I was complaining of stomach issues and fatigue even though I didn't know I was pregnant yet. Otherwise, it was a normal week Swim: 2:00 Bike: … Continue reading Ironman Training Pregnant: First Trimester