Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Season Wrap up - Ironman Training IPOD Playlist recap

2011 was filled with complete craziness. It started with Ragnar Miami to Key West 190 mile relay race in January. My friend and I got 'stuck' in Key West with the Atlanta ice storm canceling all flights back, darn it, such a shame. 

Started a new job in February after working in International corporate wellness consulting in SE Asia for a couple of years. Hooked up with TNT and started fundraising and training for Ironman Arizona with an amazing group of athletes (and now great friends) in March. This was my first triathlon season in 7 years - yes, I said 7 years. 

First tri was Peachtree City International. Loved this race, challenging but not too bad. Especially since I had been out of the game for so long. You can see my race report in my blog so I'll spare the details here.

Second tri was the Augusta Half Ironman. Great time with the team, struggled with nutrition but finished with a smile so there you go. Race report filed for this too.

Season ended with Ironman Arizona. That.Just.Happened. as my friend Paige would say. I can't wait to volunteer for her Ironman Debut at Ironman CDA in 2012. She is going to KILL it!

I've got some totals from ironman training for the year that our coaches sent:
Swim: 337,475 yards (which equals 191.75 miles)
Bike: 3,227 miles
Run: 729.3 miles
Total Hours Training:  507:26:00 (which equals 21 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes)
Total Training Miles:  4,148

Finally, I have to share a portion of my 2011 Ironman training playlist since music has been such a big piece of my blog. Bizarre taste I know but hey, it got me through the miles listed above so it can't be all bad:

Indoor trainer rides, treadmill runs and on the way to or from practices:
Bleed it out – Linkin Park
Check the Rhime (sic) – A tribe called quest
Did it On’em – Nicki Minaj
Distant Early Warning – Rush
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Fool For You – Cee Lo Green
From tha church to da palace – Snoop Dogg
Go!  - Common
Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Headlines – Drake
Hello, Good Morning – Diddy – Dirty Money and TI
Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kick Push – Lupe Fiasco
Lips Like Sugar – Echo and the Bunneymen
Magnificent – U2
Moment for life - Nicki Minaj
Money Grabber – Fitz and the Tantrums
My Sharona – The Knack
Numb – Jay-Z and Linkin Park
On to the Next One – Jay Z
One Slip – Pink Floyd
Only Girl – Rihanna
Party Rock – LMFAO
Peacock  - Katy Perry
The Pretender – Foo Fighters
Pump it – Black Eyed Peas
Rocket – Def Leppard
Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd
Run the World - Beyonce
She Will – Lil Wayne and Drake
Stay Fly – Three 6 Mafia
Strickly Business – EPMD
Sweet Disposition – The temper trap
‘Till I collapse – Eminem
Train in Vain  - Clash
Unchained – Van Halen
Universal Mind Control – Common
Walking on a dream – Empire of the sun
You better run – Pat Benatar

Stretch/Cool Down
Big Log – Robert Plant
Breakdown – Tom Petty
Bringin’ on the heartbreak – Def Leppard
The ghost in you – Psychedelic Furs
Into the mystic – Van Morrison
Policy of Truth – Depeche Mode
Run – Collective Soul
Say it right – Nelly Furtado
Wish you were here – Pink Floyd

2012 will be shorter distances and trying to regain my speed. Thanks for following along for 2011, can't wait to get 2012 cracking!