Sunday, January 22, 2012

Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike and Run Miles For Jan 16th - Jan 22st

End of Ride Sign Post at Fantasy Island in Tucson, AZ
Jan 16th - Jan 22st: It was another solid week of training with a strong swim focus. It was tough week in the pool and most of the swim sets had descending components because I didn't have enough juice to go full throttle straight from the start.  Although I didn't have any notable swim sessions I feel like the increased yardage is really starting to show with increased strength that I can feel in the water.

As for running, well I got back to the track to repeat the 2x3 miles with 800 recovery from last week along with this 4x200 with 200 recovery. Despite not running much, I had a tough day mountain biking the day before so I was happy to do the 3 mile repeats in 17:53 (5:56, 5:58, 5:59) and 17:37 (5:48, 5:51, 5:56).  It was a little tougher day with lots of wind, the second one was most likely faster because another person jumped on the track and that always provide some extra motivation.  The 200's were just done descending because by the time I got to them my hamstrings were really tight and I didn't want to tweak them. I did them as 36, 35, 34, and 33 seconds.

As for the biking, well I got in my first bike interval workout of the year.  The meat of the workout was 3x 10 min intervals with about equal recovery time.  Ideally I would like less rest but unfortunately I climb as fast as I descend on this particular hill I have picked.  Seeing that it was the first workout of the year I was happy with the watts (via Powertap) of 341, 345, 350. Besides the interval session the rest of the bike time came on the mountain bike including a trip to Fantasy Island on the south side of Tucson.

Here are my weekly swim, bike, and run totals:

Total: 231 Miles / 26 hours 12 minutes

Swim: 28,250 yards or ~16 Miles /  7 hours 48 minutes
Bike: 195 miles / 15 hours 57 minutes
Run: 19 miles / 2 hours 26 minutes

Weight: 157.4 lbs (average over the 7 days)


Featured ride of the week was a MTB ride thru Fantasy Island Mountain Bike Park in Tucson, AZ.

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