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Michelle's IronPerson 70.3
Michelle's IronPerson 70.3
I decide to do a Half Ironman. (We really ought to call it a Half Ironperson, really.... I mean c'mon people! It's 2009 here!)

The Half Ironman adds up to 70.3 miles in total:

1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim
56-mile (90 km) bike ride
13.1-mile (21.1 km) run

I started taking long-distance biking seriously about 2 or 3 years ago, but only did my first roadie ride this summer in June 2009. As for swimming, I started taking lessons in January 2009 and only then did I learn the front crawl for the first time. And running? Psssshhh... who runs anyway? Not me.

Needless to say, I've got a long way to go and a lot of training ahead of me.

Never Have I Ever...

michelle27by michelle27Oct 23rd 2009
Never have I ever had to hold back. Never have I ever had fitness that I should not use.

After a summer of training, I ended up in the hospital twice this autumn with colon problems. I'm on my way to recovery but I still need to take it easy. And that's the hard part.

I've been back to the gym for the past 10 days, but staying in the "active recovery" zone, and barely breaking a sweat.

I've decided to take the time, energy and motivation that I have (and can't use on intense cardio workouts) to take a step back and actually plan my up-coming training season.

I've started working out a 6-month weight training and spin program. As things become clearer, I will be sure to post them here...
 
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