Thursday, September 20, 2012

Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles For Sept 10 - Sept 16

Shipping the mountain bike to Tucson
Argh, super late on my weekly update again.  Don't blame me though as I was busy doing my 25th move in the past 12 years, along with driving 2000 miles, across like 7 mountain ranges, and 3 wildfires.  I always forget how difficult and time consuming moving can be, but nonetheless I haven't missed a weekly update since I started and I was reminded by some fellow pros tonight at the Leadman Pro meeting that people actually read this and find it helpful.  Post Ironman weeks are interesting weeks so I will reflect on what exactly I did for recover week.

Monday: Went for a good 3.5 mile walk, physically still ok and mentally very strong.

Tuesday: Always my toughest day following Ironman and the systems felt weak.  Went for a very short easy swim just to flush out waste but I was pretty much dead.

Wednesday:  Easy swim, easy 7 mile run, easy bike.  Felt ok.

Thursday: Easy longer swim ~3.5k, easy bike.  Felt better.

Friday: Easy long swim 6K, 3x8 on the bike with equal rest done below V02 max, transition run with mainset as 4x1 miles continuous descending from 70.3 pace to Olympic pace.  Run was absolutely sick, best run since St. George build.

Saturday: Longer bike with 3x30 intervals done at 70.3 pace but I couldn't even hold 70.3 pace.  Intervals done with 10 minutes rest but I was really hurting on this ride.  Tried a short run afterward but killed it after I decided I didn't want to nuke myself any further.  You have to be able to listen to your body and I feel this is one of my greatest strengths.

Sunday: Hard swim, 10x200.  Hard run with mainset as 2x2 mile at Olympic pace with 2 minute rest in between.

Overall it was a pretty typical Ironman week given that I had to juggle recovery with also trying to keep some fitness for Leadman Bend the following week (now in two days as I write this). Overall my running is way better than it has been as of late and I'm not sure what to attribute this to other than being forced to do some solid running from my last racing block of two half Ironmans and two Ironmans.  But as is triathlon, the increased run performance was offset but a decrease in my bike performance.  Hopefully the bike legs show up on race day at Leadman on this Saturday.

Here are my weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 133 Miles / 13 hours 12 minutes

Swim: 16,322 yards / ~9 miles / 4 hours 42 minutes
Bike: 103 miles / 5 hours 53 minutes
Run: 21 miles /  2 hours 35 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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