I am just amazed at how my training continues to improve. I have been pushing myself harder then I ever have before. I was listening to my Ipod and Kanye West's song Stronger came on. I really like the lyric I used as this post's title. That that dont kill me can only make me stronger. I think that is my new motto. I find myself pushing through limits I never thought I could. It is hard, but I keep surprising myself.
Yesterday I did more intervals on the treadmill. I decided to up my resting/warmup/cooldown speed from 6 to 6.5. I found I was able to do this without any trouble. The next step may be to up the speed on my sprints. Currently I am running at 8 mph for my sprints. I was going through all my running stuff on my PC and I found a great tool for figuring out all the different paces based on a previous race result. It looks like my speed is almost right on track with what they recommend. I really feel like my running is making great progress.
Today was a little tough because I have been having breathing problems all day due to asthma. This is the first time in a really long time it was really flaring up. I decided the safest thing to do since my wife wasnt gonna go to the gym and we carpooled, was to get on the trainer and do my ride today instead of swimming today and riding on Columns tomorrow. Todays plan called for 70 minutes on the bike with 3*3 min at VO2 Max with a 3 min recovery. The intervals werent bad, but I definitely know I need alot of work on the bike. I know that as my weight comes off my cycling will get better.
My wetsuit should be in tommorow. I really hope it fits. I am working on putting my HIM training plan together. Wow I dont know how I am going to fit it all in. I may have to ask my boss if I can take longer lunches. That and I may need to get up super early and run in the AM. I am really excited about getting this started. I know it will be alot of work, but I have gained so much confidence in myself over the last months. I know I can do this. I also want to thank all of you for the great support and advice. I am so glad I have gotten into blogging. There is such a great community of triathlete and runner bloggers. Thanks