Monday, April 15, 2013

2 Week-in-Training Review: April 1 - April 14

My Ironman training has officially begun!  My busy time continues into April, which is lame because the first two weeks involve Brew-to-Brew and our birthdays!

So let's follow up:
Week 1: April 1 - April 7
Swim: 4900 yards / 1 hour, 44 minutes
Bike: 34.33 miles / 2 hours, 4 minutes
Run: 19.58 miles / 2 hours, 52 minutes
Strength: 2 sessions, 2 hours
Totals: 56.7 miles / 8 hours, 40 minutes

Week 2: April 8 - 14
Swim: 5000 yards / 1 hour, 47 minutes
Bike: 35.71 miles / 2 hours
Run: 16.76 miles / 2 hours, 19 minutes
Strength: 2 sessions, 2 hours
Totals: 55.31 miles / 8 hours, 6 minutes

If you compare these distances and times to my previous week-in-reviews these are lower than during my off season.  My training plan is currently in the base building period.  I decided to strictly follow it to give my body some much needed rest.

You'll also notice that Week 1 has higher volume than Week 2.  There are two reasons for this:

1.  Brew-to-Brew was April 7 and I ran two of the longer legs.
2.  I sort of messed up and redid the week 1 training for Bike and Run during week 2.  Oops.

My swimming distances are definitely higher than during my offseason.  I had just hit 2,000 yards per sessions but not only am I doing 2,500 yards, I am actually doing drills.  I'm already feeling like I'm getting improvements in my swim because of it and because of my strength training.

Not sure I can close this post up without saying something but as I sit here trying to type something, I'm not sure what to really say. This is absolutely horrible.  I had friends running this race.  Fortunately none of them were near the finish line when this tragedy happened, although Jill was within a few miles.  I have many friends who live near Boston that would have been at the finish line if it weren't for other responsibilities.

I'm glad everyone is OK but sadden by those that aren't.  My heart is heavy and my thoughts are definitely with them.

There is a meme going around about wearing a race shirt tomorrow.  While I have to wear business casual, that doesn't mean I won't have one on under my dress shirt.

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