Category: Ironman Training

I.AM.AN.IRONMAN.

I.AM.AN.IRONMAN.

Just call me Sarah Ironman Rockwell from now on, because I FREAKING DID IT!!!! In the span of a few short years, I went from this… to this… When I first got into the sport, I laughed at the thought of ever doing a full Ironman. That was a sport for the elite, for the …

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The weird truth about transformation

The weird truth about transformation

I went in for my last strength session before Ironman, and was trying to describe to Josh how weird I feel about my body right now. I’ll get more into that in a minute, but he said something to me that really stuck in my brain. After I pointed at my bicep as I executed …

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Holy crap, I survived…

Holy crap, I survived…

I MADE IT THROUGH OVERLOAD. The three hardest, most intense weeks of training I’ve ever experienced. 21 days without rest. And lucky for us, it was unseasonably hot here AND my A/C went out on day 13 and didn’t come back until day 19, so it was extra miserable. Not only was the house HOT …

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Time flies when you’re havi-zzzzzz….

Time flies when you’re havi-zzzzzz….

via GIPHY Oh hi. It’s day 10 of overload. Let’s review the previous 9 days, shall we? Okay then… DAY ONE: Labor Day. Got to the pool when it opened, still nursing some hip flexor/leg issues and pulled a 4000m swim. Boom. Day one, done. DAY TWO: Leg felt OK on the morning run, but …

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Pre-overload BLAH

Pre-overload BLAH

After my really-good-but-not-what-I-worked-for race results, I definitely hit a big funk. Not my normal post-race blues, either…I wasn’t sad the event was over. I was relieved it was behind me, that I got through it. This time last year, that would have been it for me. My season ended at Ohio last summer. This year, …

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Almost time for 70.3 number 3!!!

Almost time for 70.3 number 3!!!

After a rough couple of build weeks, I am pleased to report that I had an awesome solo weekend of training. Granted, it was shorter due to my upcoming 70.3, but I had some really great realizations and positive reassurances that will serve me well heading to Springfield, IL this weekend for my third half-iron …

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What the hell was I thinking?

What the hell was I thinking?

Pretty sure that would be the title of my memoir, though I don’t presume anyone would care enough to read mine. This phrase runs through my brain about a million times a week. Gotta get up and train? What the hell was I thinking, signing up for yet another race? Gotta go to work? What …

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Hello again, anxiety…

Hello again, anxiety…

Being a triathlete is hard. Being a halfway responsible grownup is hard. Being both of those at the same time is hard. Being both of those AND dealing with anxiety and depression? Well, it’s hard AF. Not always. Some days, like a lot of days I’ve had recently, have been easy. I cherish these days, …

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Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

Several weeks ago, I bought myself a motivational present to look at each day and help keep me pushing through the endless cycle of workouts that is Ironman training. I’m not big on jewelry (or wearing pants, for that matter), but I’ve worn this pretty much every single day since it arrived. And while this …

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