OK, so Monika pinned me down. I don't always answer the questions I am asked in the comments. I always answer emails, so do email me with questions if you want to be certain I'll respond. Or tell me how to use that blogger function where you can email the person who lives a comment directly from the blog.
OK, so here are the Q&As.
I see you are believer of compression things. So they work for you? When do you wear them? After a race or tough workout?
Honestly, I am not sure if compression helps. I think compression socks are the best investment, because your really need the most compression in your ankles, so the blood gets pushed up easily. So why do I like compression tights? Vanity! My legs look much better all squeezed into compression!
Also I have never received an answer to my question about Immersion DVD. Do you have only that one DVD or also something else? Book?
I have both the book and DVD (Total Immersion). I think both are useful, but probably not as much if you are a good swimmer or comfortable in the water. I am a swim/bike/run nerd, so I like to read everything, even basic stuff. I'd say get the book and not the DVD. You can watch youtube videos which are very useful.
AM Goals for the Week What do you think about doing an olympic distance tri in prep for your HIM?
AM, great point. The only problem is that I want to avoid overtraining, as much as possible. I peak quickly and I feel that an olympic race would maybe bring me to peak too soon.
Jill I'm surprised I don't see a full Ironman in that schedule :).
Jill, I am going to do an ironman at some point. I believe in gradually transitioning the body toward longer events. I think I will need at least one more season of HIMs before I tackle the full.
Mary You forgot to say you were going to IMLP to sign up and cheer me on! :) JK.
Mary, that is still the plan!
Also, make sure you get aerobars (do you have them?) and make sure you get a very good fitting.
Mary, check on both. Got a tri bike, Canondale Slice 5, and am half way through my fitting!
Big Daddy Diesel I am a little rusty, but isnt 3:10 good enough for BQ?
3:10 is BQ for men 30 and under. BQing is not an issue for me, I am qualified... I just want to see how fast I can get my body to move.
Another beautiful morning on the trails. This time 13.5 miles, in almost 3 hours. Yes, almost as long as a marathon. We had a gorgeous day, sunny and crisp. I was ravenous when I got back (I did the run on no breakfast and only one gel, as I rolled out of bed 10 min before I got picked up) and so tired. We're off to a bar to listen to irish music (with Petru - are we the only crazy parents who take our kid to a bar?) and then dinner and games with friends. I love my life!
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