Sunday, September 22, 2013

9/16 - 9/22 - Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles

Theme of the week was Open Water Swimming
It is the last week writing from the summer home base in Madison, Wisconsin. Next week I'm planning to be back in Tucson, Arizona. Thanks goodness for flexible roommates who seemingly support my transient lifestyle. This past week was a good week for the Kona build filled with lots and lots of open water swimming. In fact, it has been three weeks since I last swam in a pool and I have been loving every minute of it.

For some reason the lakes around here are clearer and "appear" cleaner than anytime in the past decade. Huge thanks to 2XU for their continued support. Thanks to the them I have had the proper wetsuit for whatever the lake temps and conditions have been. Some days have been sleeveless and some have been sleeved. Some days the waters has been incredibly choppy and others it has completely flat. It has rained, it has stormed, and the sun has shined bright. Regardless it beats the pool any day of the week. For those Madison residents or people visiting Madison, here are a couple of resources for you to help plan your open water swims:

- Lake Monona Ironman Wisconsin Water Temperature Charts & Graph
- Lake Mendota Water Temperature Charts & Graph
- Previous blog post of mine with 4 different open water swims

This week is jammed back with all sorts of moving related items so I'll see you next week from the Dirty-T.

My weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 312 Miles / 25 hours 34 minutes
Swim: 25,274 yards / ~14 miles / 6 hours 39 minutes
Bike: 252 miles / 13 hours 36 minutes
Run: 45 miles / 5 hours 18 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

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