Sunday, January 15, 2012

Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike and Run Miles For Jan 9th - Jan 15th

Tortolita Mountains Mountain Biking
Jan 9th - Jan 15th: It was another solid week of training with a strong swim focus. The highlight of the week was a continuous 6,000 swim in 1 hour 28 minutes.  I do this workout pretty frequently but I usually do it as 1 hour TT. Instead of pushing it for the most amount of yards in an hour, I simply swam strong and relaxed.  I probably could have kept holding the pace for quite some time but called it at 6,000. It may not seem like much but considering that I barely push off the wall and I don't do flip turns it is giving me a lot of confidence that my swim continues to improve slowly but surely.

As for running, well I got to the track for the first time this year and did a workout with the main set as 2x3 miles with 800 recovery, and then 4x200 with 200 recovery.  I'm slow but it was still nice to get back on the track and start to open up the legs.  The 3 mile repeats were done with emphasis on strong form over speed and were done in 17:42 and 18:05.

As for the biking well I left my road bike inside all this week and I did all my rides as MTB rides.  I am in love with the mountain bike and is the perfect bike for this time of the year as I work on getting in some solid saddle time.   Here are my weekly swim, bike, and run totals:

Total: 163 Miles / 21 hours 03 minutes

Swim: 25,350 yards /  6 hours 53 minutes
Bike: 119 miles / 10 hours 17 minutes
Run: 30 miles / 3 hours 53 minutes


Featured ride of the week was a MTB ride thru the Tortolita Mountains just north of Tucson, AZ.




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