Half Ironman Training – Day 1

One thing you should know about me; I don’t train for endurance events. When I say that I don’t mean that I don’t exercise because I do use my Beachbody workouts and they have done me well thus far.  What I mean by that is I do not follow a marathon training plan or a triathlon training plan to get me ready. I have, to date, completed 7 full marathons, around 7 half marathons and around 7 triathlons (I really only keep track of the full marathons oddly enough).

Last week it occurred to me, I may not make it to the finish line if I don’t do some training for this half Ironman. For the first time in my life, I am legitimately scared to do this race 🙂 Sometimes though, fear is a good motivator. So today, I started my 4 week training plan. I am also logging every single morsel that goes in my mouth while using my 21 Day Fix containers and www.myfitnesspal.com  I will do this race and check it off of my bucket list! I will run this race and prove that I CAN do this by following a half Ironman training program.

Half Ironman Training – Day 1

Post 12.26 mile bike ride 

I was surprised at how awesome it went. It’s like what the saying says though right…’it’s like riding a bike’.  I LOVE my bike! It is so freeing to be on that thing! I feel like a kid again when I ride. (More on that history later). 

Half Ironman Training - Day

Half Ironman Training – Day 1

Post run! I did 4 miles today but forgot to start my running app at the beginning. I was probably too busy focusing on how weird my legs felt transferring from the bike to running. It’s a pretty fun feeling though I’ve got to say. To know that my legs can be such a strong engine…pretty awesome!! And yes, I do have a love hate relationship with running. I love it when I’m done, but hate to get started 😉 Shout out to Hippie Runner for the awesome head swag!

My Love Hate Relationship with Running

My Love Hate Relationship with Running

When I finished I had my (test group, soon to be released) Beachbody Performance Line recovery drink and felt great! I then had my lunch that you see here: 1 egg and 5 egg whites (1 red container), 1/4 avocado (1 blue container), cooked red quinoa (1 yellow container) and fresh strawberries (1 purple container).

Nom Nom - Healthy nutrition for half Ironman training

Nom Nom – Healthy nutrition for half Ironman training

And then DINNER! I’m loving this concoction I literally threw together! I put 1 tsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) in a pan and then added 1/4 onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 small chopped zucchini (1 green), 6 wild shrimp (1 red) and 1/4 cup (delicious) red wine. I added some Trader Joe’s 21 Season Solute and let it all cook on low heat until the shrimp was pink. When complete I added a few grapes to the top and 1 tsp feta. We also had some kale chips (green container). It was absolutely scrumptious! 

Shrimp Zucchini Healthy nutrition for Half Ironman Traing

Shrimp Zucchini Healthy nutrition for Half Ironman Traing

I hope you tune in for more blog posts on my trainings. I could use all the support I can get 🙂 and I hope to inspire you along the way! xo

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