Sunday, August 11, 2013

8/5 - 8/11 - Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

Sign I Came Across At End Of 200K Ride
Since Ironman Texas (May 19th) there has been two weeks where I did not have a race scheduled on the calendar. They were the weekends after Ironman Texas and Ironman Coeur d'Alene. This weekend made it now my 3rd free weekend and I took every advantage of it to get in as much training as I could. Truthfully, I'm feeling a little bit like a zombie right now and that is something I haven't felt since my Cabo build earlier this year. Fortunately with Ironman Louisville in less than two weeks there isn't much more punishment I give my body and still gain from it so I have no choice but to lighten the load. I'll likely hit it hard over the next few days and then start a short 10-day taper for Ironman Louisville.

As for specifics on this week, well I got right back at it after my appearance at Ironman Steelhead 70.3 last Sunday. Because I pulled the plug on that race at Mile 48 of the bike, I was able to get right back at it on Monday and set a personal record for a 1 hour "power-hour" time trial in the pool. I had a few other good swims as well with a collegiate swimmer I have been swimming with, but the real focus was to keep building in the bike miles. It was one of those weeks where every pastry was starting to sound good and I had quite a few cookies, muffins, donuts, and pancakes on my way to my highest weekly mileage since the Cabo build. Power wasn't great but I attributed that to so many hard & long "race" bikes and I am hoping that the increased endurance miles will help me run to my potential at Ironman Louisville.

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 368 Miles / 30 hours 47 minutes
Swim: 24,825 yards / ~14 miles / 7 hours 02 minutes
Bike: 302 miles / 17 hours 09 minutes
Run: 52 miles / 6 hours 35 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

1 comment:

  1. get'em in Ironman Louisville...nice work on the Kona Q btw.

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