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HIM Training: Week 8

by Meghann on August 1, 2011

It’s official!

I’m halfway through my original 16 week training plan!! All of a sudden 8 weeks seems like they’ve passed in the blink of an eye.

Let’s recap:

My original plan for week 8

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What actually went down

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Not bad. Not bad. πŸ™‚








By the Numbers

  • Swim:  2500 yds
  • Bike:  36 miles+ 60 min spin
  • Run:  16 miles
  • Strength: 2 Days
  • Yoga: 2 Days

Whoa! That’s a lot of training! And you know what? I’m proud of every mile of it. πŸ™‚

I’ve been working really hard at finding the perfect balance with training for all three sports and I think I’ve finally fount it. I’m slowly tweaking my plan a little bit each week – a little more of this, a little less of that – to find what works for me. Each time it’s a new adventure where I learn something new. Training for my first half ironman has been full of plenty of trial and error, but I’m starting to become comfortable with it.

This week my tweak was adding a long run on Saturday and so far I’m a fan. I hope to incorporate more in the coming weeks. πŸ™‚


Today’s lunch was a bowl of leftovers


Leftover Nachos and Chickpea Salad from yesterday on a bed of spinach. Simple, easy. and perfectly acceptable for a Monday.


My goal after to work is to change my bike tires by myself. Anyone have any good YouTube Videos or Blog Posts on how to change a tire I should check out?!

1 Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I’m guessing if you have TWO flats, you may just need to put more air in your tires (sometimes air just naturally leaks out without there being a puncture anywhere). Or at least one of them. When you are pumping air into them put your ear close to the tires and see if you can hear any air leaking. If you can, you’ve definitely got a flat! I’ve changed way too many flats in my day, but I’ve referred a lot of people to this youtube video and I think it’s pretty helpful for a newbie!
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2 Meghann August 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Both tires won’t hold air. Courtney and I tried for 15 frustrating minutes trying to get air in them, but it wasn’t happening. :/

3 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Good luck on the tires– An attempt by me at this would be an epic FAIL haha
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4 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm

That’s an awesome weekly recap, you should be proud of all of it!
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5 Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

if both tires won’t hold air, it’s probably a seal problem. The place that installed the tires may be liable.
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6 Meghann August 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I haven’t changed my tires since January 2009.

7 Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

oh my heavens. you REALLY need new tires, then!

8 Meghann August 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I know! That’s why I’m not really fussing over getting new ones πŸ™‚

9 Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I hope you get a good deal!!

10 Ellie@fitforthesoul August 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

wow Yoga in the park sounds sooo wonderful….I should give that a try! πŸ˜‰
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11 Cait's Plate August 1, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Congrats on making it halfway through! That’s awesome πŸ™‚
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12 Ali @ Ali Runs August 1, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Awesome job last week! Your blog is so motivating, I’m loving reading about all of your training!
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13 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

You are awesome! I ran 13 miles on Saturday and was so tired… I can’t imagine doing that after biking and swimming!
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14 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine August 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I’ve been really impressed with your training, Meghann. πŸ™‚ Great job!

15 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

WOOT. That is awesome!! I am signing up for a HIM for next year, so I’ll keep these posts in mind as I go πŸ™‚
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16 Joyce @ Jranola Joyce August 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

That chickpea salad seriously looks so good!

17 Mary August 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I hope your tires dont have presta valves like mine do. So frustrating!
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18 Marie Cabagi August 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Great post,this means a lot to me giving me motivate in doing my work.thanks for sharing.
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19 Hilary August 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Yay for good leftovers! Both lunch and supper today included tasty weekend leftovers….LOVE that!
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20 Grace August 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Congrats on being halfway through!

21 Lauren August 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Do you think this is harder than marathon training? I always wondered.
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