Sunday, March 31, 2013

3/25 - 3/31 Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

After the disaster that was last week, it wasn't hard to top the overall volume levels on paper this
week. With that being said, although I felt better, I was still weak and had little if any quality sessions. The exception to that was today where I had some semblance of power on the bike and I had a run that wasn't fast, but was still faster (and with less effort) than all the other runs this week.

As I have said before, this weekly update has become a pretty good diary for me and it was interesting to look back at my weeks post Ironman Louisville, Ironman Wisconsin, and Ironman Florida. I am actually blown away by what I was able to accomplish and I cringe how I put together the late season schedule that I did last year.

Ironman Cabo and getting sick definitely took its toll on my weight as well. Midweek, I found myself at the morning weigh-in at weights I haven't been at since probably my junior year of high school - the 140s. And that was after eating a 15lb watermelon the night before. As I have battled with being too light before, I was worried that being in Mexico and being sick left me depleted of some crucial fats my body needed. As a result I made a conscious efforts to increase my consumption of avocados, salmon, nuts, and actually had some red meat.

Although mentally I was ready to race Oceanside, there was absolutely nothing I could accomplish by doing so. It was an easy race to scrap, however, the itch to race doesn't go away. In my mind, I
probably have nothing to accomplish at Galveston 70.3. That doesn't stop me from wanting to race and I wouldn't be surprised to see me show up on race day. The race is flat which certainly doesn't help me, but it is always windy in Galveston and that is a good thing. However, given my training, I would have to train right through the race and use it as a learning experience while gaining some fitness in the process. In addition, I have not ridden the same aero position for more two days within the last 45 days - ie lots and lots of change. The World's best fitter just happens to live in the middle of Texas so that is a little extra incentive to race.  We shall see.

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 200 Miles / 18 hours 35 minutes
Swim: 20,050 yards / ~11 miles / 5 hours 28 minutes
Bike: 152 miles / 8 hours 27 minutes
Run: 37 miles / 4 hours 39 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

3 comments:

  1. Ever try putting some lime on a watermelon? Kinda tastes good.

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    1. Coy, my mother puts salt on hers. I'll have to try the lime, thanks for the rec!!!

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  2. All the best with the nutrition part.. always nice to read your progress... Hope to see you in Galveston... it will be my first 70.3 this year.. looking fwd to it !

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