Monday, June 24, 2013

6/17 - 6/23 - Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

My Guest House for the Week
Yesterday I was able to compete in Ironman Coeur d'Alene, and although no race ever goes to plan, I was able to come away with a 7th (9:00:02) place finish that I am completely happy with. Looking at the race and analyzing it, I definitely under-performed, and that is how I expected my body to respond to my latest racing/training block. Although it was my 4th race in 4 weeks, mentally I had no difficulty all day. In the end it would take me 58:04 to swim the 2.4 miles, 4:47:31 to bike the challenging 2-loop 112 mile course, and 3:10:35 to run the 26.2 mile marathon.

My prep last week leading up to the race was one of the most relaxing experiences that I have ever had. I was in rare form, flying for once instead of driving, and although I do like driving, it was probably the right decision for this particular trip. As soon as I got to Coeur d'Alene, I knew the tranquility that was lost by driving across The Great Plains, would quickly be made up in spades by having a guest house right on Lake Hayden with the Wallace family. It was nestled right in there and gave me the feeling of being remote and that is exactly what I needed to accelerate my own recovery and recharge my mental batteries. In addition, it made morning swims painless and the water was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much Nancy Sue for everything!!!  I also wanted to thank Tyler Blackwelder of Physio One, a PT practice in Hayden, Idaho, for setting me up with my last minute homestay.

Lake Hayden
Overall the weather was pretty wet leading up the race so it was pretty easy to keep the training level down but I still got in a solid 7.5 hours before race day.

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 207 Miles / 16 hours 15 minutes
Swim: 15,494 yards / ~9 miles / 4 hours 04 minutes
Bike: 161 miles / 7 hours 36 minutes
Run: 37 miles / 4 hours 34 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes


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