Ironman training as officially begun, and as the training has started, the school year has been wrapping up. Excuse my absence and lack of posting, but I will make every effort to keep up better with what I’m doing. I know I’ll want to look back at this in the future for my own purposes.
Week 1 was fantastic, and I did a great job getting almost everything in. I think I missed a run and a swim.
I’m not going to list out those workouts since it was a week ago, but in total I had:
2500 yards swimming
92.18 miles biking
27.08 miles running
Last week I missed two swims, but I got in all my bikes and runs. I did cut the tempo short by a mile because it was hot and I couldn’t push another mile out, and I cut my brick run in half because I had somewhere to be and needed to get home. Here are my workouts:
Tuesday: 6 miles tempo run with tempo miles around 7:55 pace
Wednesday: 20 miles on the trainer with hard intervals
Thursday: 17 miles moderate on the trainer in the AM, 5 miles easy run at 9:25 pace
Friday: 5 miles easy run 9:29 pace
Saturday: Clearwater Bridges 12.19 at 9:24 pace. I did pickups over the bridges
Sunday: 52.79 ride on the Suncoast with Beth at Tori averaging 17.8 pace followed by a 2 mile run at 9:00 pace
My body is definitely a bit sore. These numbers are about equivalent to where I was during peak 70.3 training, and I’m only in week two. I’ve lost all grip on reality and have no real perspective for what is normal anymore. I don’t want to list out how my view has changed in fear of coming off wrong, but suffice it to say that I have mentally started preparing myself for what I know is coming in future weeks.
In total last week my numbers looked like this:
Biking: 90 miles
Running: 30.19 miles
Hope you’re all doing well!