Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles For May 7th - May 13th

Doing LEADMAN 250 Course Recon @ The Valley of Fire
Post Ironman week is always an unusual week and is one that I play very much by ear.  On Monday I felt awful and Tuesday wasn't much better, but by Wednesday things started coming around and by Thursday I actually felt great. Usually I take a full 7 days off running post-Ironman, but by Thursday evening I felt so good that I decided to head to the track. At the track I felt myself moving around at lightening speed and with a turnover that was so quick that it made me feel like I was floating.  I could hardly believe that just a few days prior I had done the hardest Ironman of my life.   Anyway, on Friday I made it back to the track and I felt some tightness in one of the auxiliary ligaments that attaches to the heel.  No it is the Achilles, but I remember feeling the same tightness during the early segments of the marathon at Ironman St George.

As a result of the tightness I have to reassess my plans for the weekend of racing.  I was really excited about rolling over my fitness into Ironman Texas, but I'm not sure that is what is best for me so you may find me at Memphis in May instead of Texas.  I head back from Tucson to my summer training base in Madison this week and both Memphis and Texas are right on the way.  Another possibility is that I spend one more week in Tucson and head to Cap-Tex the following weekend.  Regardless it will be a game time decision on Tuesday night.

Here are my weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 158 Miles / 16 hours 36 minutes

Swim: 21,700 yards / ~12 miles / 6 hours 30 minutes
Bike:  138 miles / 8 hours 25 minutes
Run:  7 miles /  0 hours 57 minutes
Core:  1 sessions / 1 hours 30 minutes

Weight: N/A
Body Fat: N/A

Calories Consumed: N/A
Calories Burned: N/A


1 comment:

  1. Boy you know running HARD right after an Ironman could lead to a torn hammy.... ;) if you want a long career- go for healing, if you want just this season or the next couple races, then go ;) Only if you know you can rock it or have the possibility of doing so.