Sunday, May 26, 2013

5/20 - 5/26 - Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

Best Birthday Cake Ever!!! Thanks Mom!!!
After a full seven days in transit across the country, I finally made it back to Madison, WI for summer training. Along the way home from Tucson, I was able to see some new parts of the country, meet some new people, and see some old friends. I also celebrated a birthday, and as my family very much knows, I am very much not about celebrating my own achievements in life and that includes birthdays. That however, didn't stop my mom from putting some candles in what is the perfect cake for me. I must say it took many many years of tough love and prompted many onlookers to question my behavior, but in the end I was able to switch my mom from giving me unhealthy fats, refined sugars, and refined flours, and giving me something much tastier and healthier instead.

As for training, overall I felt pretty rusty on Tuesday when I arrived home in the middle of the day. Tuesday's sessions were a reminder of just how hard long distance traveling is on the body. However, after a good nights rest, I got right back at it in building some fitness with some solid swim, bike, and run sessions as I build towards Ironman Coeur D'Alene next month.

Going forward with my long-distance builds I am aiming to get in a single endurance bike ride per week and then a single endurance run the following week. In the past I have been too worried about getting in a longer endurance bike ride and a longer endurance run, but I find that I just don't have enough days in the week to be able to get it in without it affecting my key speed sessions which I personally get more benefit out of anyway.

Lastly, I wanted to mention that I will be continuing my usual summer plans of frequent hard training races at the Pigman Sprint, Elkart Lake, and the Rockford Triathlons in lead-up to Ironman Coeur D'Alene. I know the Pigman Sprint is all filed up but I there are still spots available for Elkhart Lake and Rockford Triathlons. I have done Elkhart Lake many times and it is a fantastic race, at a spectacular venue, with one of the clearest lake in Wisconsin. This will be my first year at the Rockford Triathlon but I look forward to making it annual affair going forward.

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 163 Miles / 18 hours 35 minutes
Swim: 24,651 yards / ~14 miles / 6 hours 39 minutes
Bike: 96 miles / 5 hours 33 minutes
Run: 53 miles / 6 hours 22 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

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