|Preparing to summit Mt Lemmon on my commuter|
In actuality, this was one of the easier weeks to train for and reminds of an interesting effect that used to take place in college. It occurred toward the end of the 2nd semester when it started to get nice in Wisconsin. In a school that was curved, I found that kids simply wouldn't study as hard, but I actually would hit the accelerator and I'm confident it was this short window of say 2 weeks where my entire grade was made.
As this relates to triathlon, well I know some of my competition was distracted by Kona - either as spectators or participants - while others have hopefully been distracted by cooler training temps and shorter days. Meanwhile, I have had a laser focus towards what needs to be done to have success in my late season races.
Although truth be told, I'm not exactly sure how/when the increased run volume will show up in race performances, I am confident this is something I need to work towards and is something I'm committed to doing. Looking back at this week, I ran more miles than I did in the entire month of May, and almost as many as the entire months of June and July as well. Although my training logs don't go back to the beginning of my career, this may be the most I have ever run.
The plan for this week is another heavy week before backing it off just a bit heading in to Ironman Austin Texas 70.3. I'll then back it off even further with a short 5-day recovery taper before Ironman Florida.
Here are my weekly swim, bike, and run totals:
Total: 320 Miles / 28 hours 0 minutes
Swim: 18,200 yards / ~10 miles / 4 hours 35 minutes
Bike: 248 miles / 14 hours 8 minutes
Run: 61 miles / 8 hours 27 minutes
Core: 0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes
Body Fat: N/A
Calories Consumed: N/A
Calories Burned: N/A