Sunday, April 14, 2013

4/8 - 4/14 - Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

With John Cobb in good old Tyler TX
With John Cobb in good old Tyler TX
After Ironman 70.3 Texas - Galveston on Sunday, I made the trip to Tyler, TX for my bike fit with bike fit legend John Cobb on Monday. Oddly enough, the biggest thing I learned from visiting the world's best bike fitter had nothing to do with the bike... It was about my run. Don't get me wrong, we made plenty of changes to my bike as well, but I really think my time with John is going to help my swim and run more than anything.

After Tyler, TX I made the long trip back to Tucson and I banked another epic car ride in the process. After returning safely back in Tucson, I got back to work on Wednesday. Truthfully, this was the first week since Ironman Los Cabos that I could actually start to move fast again. It has been a good five weeks since I got in some serious training, and the layoff has been enough to rid my body of the built up fatigue. It is reminder of just how hard Ironman is on the body and leaves me undecided if I really want to beat myself up again at Ironman Texas when I could do some shorter races and work on building up more speed. Ideally I would work to parlay that speed into late-season sustainable speed.

Although I got back to work this week. I didn't do any serious biking or running and focused on getting in some solid swim sessions.  It was nice to be able to put forth the effort into the swim, instead of showing up to swim when I was already tired.

As for more on the fit, well sorry for the tease - I'll write up a more detailed post on my fit with John Cobb at a late date (soon).

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 130 Miles / 13 hours 53 minutes
Swim: 19,600 yards / ~11 miles / 5 hours 15 minutes
Bike: 101 miles / 6 hours 24 minutes
Run: 18 miles / 2 hours 12 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

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