Sunday, July 29, 2012

Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles For Jul 23 - Jul 29

Felt Like Olympic Gold This Week
If you could win a gold medal in training then this week I may have earned a gold.  After possibly my worst week of training last week, this week was a complete reversal and I found myself setting PR after PR. This probably speaks more to simply being very rested than anything, but it is always nice to set 9 different training PRs in a single week across all disciplines and different levels of intensity.  In the spirit of the 2012 London Olympics, I set 2 of those PRs in swimming, 3 in running, and 5 on the bike.  In comparison I "might" set 1 a week during a typical week in a late season build.

As for the Achilles, well the Achilles held up for my longest training run in many months. There was a little bit of additional discomfort following this run, but I remain cautiously optimistic about its progress.  Realistically I know that my Achilles will probably never return back to fully normal and I need to work within its limitations.  Lately that has been with some intensity but always with a full recovery day between runs.  I have fared better than expected in my shorter races as of late, but the real test will come at Rev3 Dells in two weeks. As of now the plan is to wait and see how it feels.  If I feel like I need to pull the plug mid-race I can always do so.  I know going forward that I need to pick races that are bike-heavy and run-short. Straight and flat run courses will be an additional bonus. As of now, even though I am less prepared for it than I can be for Ironman Wisconsin, it looks like Ironman Louisville is getting my full attention.

Here are my weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 245 Miles / 22 hours 20 minutes

Swim: 20,831 yards / ~12 miles / 6 hours 18 minutes
Bike: 195 miles / 11 hours 16 minutes
Run: 38 miles /  4 hours 34 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

Weight: N/A
Body Fat: N/A

Calories Consumed: N/A
Calories Burned: N/A

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