Professional Triathlete Training Log - Weekly Swim, Bike, and Run Miles For Oct 1 - Oct 7

While it seems like everyone I know is headed to the big island to either spectate, work, or participate in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, I have been hunkered down in Tucson doing what I do best - adding pennies to the penny jar. Although the week was not without incident, I did get in some solid training, with a continued emphasis on my run in preparation for run intensive Ironman courses including Ironman Florida and Ironman Arizona.

However, I did manage to nuke myself mid-week doing a staple in my training of 4x10 on the bike with equal rest.  Although, this is my third winter in Tucson, I obviously have not learned that you can't do 4x10 midday when it is a 108 with no shade.  The result was 2x10 with a thermal-nuclear shutdown by the end of the 2nd effort resulting in me pretty much being a vegetable for the next 36 hours.  I lost a complete day of training and I was careful to scratch any intensity from the schedule as I resumed training on Friday.

Here are my weekly swimbike, and run totals:

Total: 256 Miles / 21 hours 19 minutes

Swim: 16,000 yards / ~9 miles / 4 hours 11 minutes
Bike: 192 miles / 9 hours 52 minutes
Run: 54 miles /  7 hours 15 minutes
Core:  0 sessions / 0 hours 0 minutes

Weight: N/A
Body Fat: N/A

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


  1. You swam 16,000 yards in a week? I feel like such a puss. I would tell you how many I swam but I wouldn't want you to hurt yourself laughing ;)

    Hope you're doing well!


  2. Coy, lots of yards. Very important for everyone in triathlon. Probably biggest mistake developing triathletes make is not swimming enough. I hate swimming, but I make it work.

  3. Well, swimming is on the menu tonight so I'll double up. I'm running a marathon in 2 weekends. If you're legs are free for about 4 hours I would be interested in renting them :) I have a bum right knee that needs to come along.