Sunday, March 3, 2013

Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles For Feb 24 - Mar 03

Kicking off the Ironman Taper with an Epson Salt Soak
Kicking off the Ironman Taper with an Epson Salt Soak
After weeks and weeks of training, I have finally reached the Ironman taper. Ironman Cabo is less than two weeks away, and outside of a few key sessions this week, most of the next 13 days are going to be spent digging myself out of the hole I have put myself in.

For the last few weeks I have walked a fine line between building fitness and being overtrained. It is certainly the tightest line I have ever walked, and ironically, I attribute it to being healthy. Yes, sometimes little nagging injuries can be a blessing in disguise and prevent athletes from going too far. To be fair, I did a good job of seeing the darkness and walking back out into the light, but also in truthfulness I have no idea what to expect at Ironman Cabo as I am really in uncharted territory here when it comes to overall fatigue level.

In addition, there are a lot of firsts for me at Ironman Cabo including being the first time that I have ever traveled outside of the country. This is the inaugural Ironman Cabo so all bets are off from a course/organization standpoint. From a fitness standpoint, my swim is better than last year, my run is better than last year, and my bike is where I left off last year. The heat and humidity will play a part coming from the dry desert, and you never know what will happen with race dynamics, but overall I am feeling confident about the race.

Here are my weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 399 Miles / 28 hours 46 minutes
Swim: 15,000 yards / ~9 miles / 4 hours 0 minutes
Bike: 346 miles / 19 hours 38 minutes
Run: 44 miles /  5 hours 7 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes



1 comment:

  1. I'll be following along at Cabo. Bet it's gonna be beautiful! Good luck!

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