Sunday, June 2, 2013

5/27 - 6/2 - Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

Not a trophy guy, but I like functional trophies
This was my second week back in Wisconsin and I really started to get things rolling on all fronts. I absolutely smashed my arms and legs this week with hard swims, bikes, and runs, and when I wasn't smashing the legs and arms, I went for a longer endurance bike and gave the heart a healthy workout. The icing on the cake was a little local race in Iowa called the Pigman.

Earlier on in the week I was already making a plan for Pigman and I had anticipated that I was almost destined for fourth and that is exactly how it ended up. I could have come in to the race a little fresher and there was an off-chance that I could have made a move on the bike, but at the down side that it would require rest and I am not ready for rest yet and I need to keep building. In addition it would have had me running for my life after the bike and that just takes too long to recover from as well.

However, as luck would have it, I probably extracted the most amount of value I could out of this race, and ironically, I was awarded with a Pigman Piggy Bank for my efforts. This is a great trophy for me as I am always picking up coins on the open roads and this is an even better "psychological" remainder of the fitness I am banking. This week I saw my highest swim volume in the last 26 weeks of training and my first 10+ hour ride week since back in February.

As for this week, I am planning to continue the build towards Ironman Coeur d'Alene with more focus on endurance activities midweek and then save most of the lactate threshold work for some more midwest training races. First up on Saturday is the Elkhart Lake Triathlon. I have been doing this race for a couple of years now and I even got my brother-in-law to do the sprint a couple of years back. This year he is stepping up to the Olympic. In addition, my niece is all-in for the kids race. After Elkhart, I am looking to possibly jump in to another race on Sunday, but I don't have anything official yet.

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 227 Miles / 22 hours 22 minutes
Swim: 26,832 yards / ~17 miles / 8 hours 04 minutes
Bike: 176 miles / 10 hours 10 minutes
Run: 34 miles / 4 hours 07 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

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