Sunday, August 7, 2011

Half-Ironman Training - Week 6

Weekly Training
  • Swim: 4250 meters (4250 meters planned)
  • Bike: 96.15 miles (95 miles planned)
  • Run: 18.64 miles / 2:40 hours (2:40 hours planned)
  • Weights: 0 
  • Volleyball:  1-2
  • Overall: 117 miles in 9:51 hours
I didn't get outside until Thursday at 4:30am this training week.  It was just simply too hot to go outside with Tuesday being the hottest day in about a decade.  I did two trainer rides of 25 miles each and treadmill run at the YMCA.  This weekend, fortunately, fully redeemed itself.  I enjoyed a great 46 mile ride on Saturday with some peeps from Dailymile and this mornings's run was in the 70s.  

This weekend I have just been worn out from all the training.  I took a 2 hour nap yesterday and pretty much the same thing today.  In my post yesterday I commented about recovery drinks but I also wonder if I am getting enough carbs in preparation for the weekend's training.  Maybe Friday night I'll fix a pasta dinner and see.  I have a similar workout schedule next weekend with 45 miles on the bike and an 80 minute run.  We have a family reunion in Des Moines, IA so it's especially important because I'll have a long drive ahead of me.

I've been debating about skipping a workout just to get some extra rest in but right now the midweek workouts haven't been an issue.  Since my evening workouts generally finish about an hour before bed, I may be getting the necessary sleep in (but maybe not enough of sleep!).  I have not included the strength training like I've wanted to just make sure I get enough sleep in.

  • One more week of training before my recovery week. Looking forward to it!
  • Two weeks until my next triathlon, the Jackson Country Triathlon.
  • I've been meaning to post about my training plan, so I'll try to get that in this week.
  • In addition, I had something funny happen during my ride back home that I meant to include yesterday.  Maybe it deserves it's own post. Yes... there is a very slight possibility that it was only funny to me.

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