Thursday, April 25, 2013

Week in Review: Ironman Training Week 3

April 15 - April 21
Swim: 5000 yards / 1 hour, 39 minutes
Bike: 48.36 miles / 2 hours, 45 minutes
Run: 21.65 miles / 3 hours, 2 minutes
Strength: 2 sessions, 2 hours

Total: 72.85 miles / 9 hours, 25 minutes

The mileage is ramping up!  So much so that next week is a step back week.  3 weeks ago when I started this plan I was hesitant from the standpoint that my base was much higher than the prescribed timeframes for training.  I was afraid to lose my running base.

I have since decided to enjoy the lower training time, partly to get caught up on other items but to give my body a break.  I was feeling some overtraining symptoms coming and they have since disappeared.

Saturday afternoon I took my Tri bike out for the second time.  DaneT (pronounced: "dainty"...  Sorry Dane, your new nickname is going to stick.. for now... ) came over and we did a 25 mile route through Parkville and 9  Highway.    Cycling in the middle of the day in March April means crazy wind we definitely enjoyed having it on our backs the few times it was there.

Sunday morning I did a 60 minute run.  My training plan calls for either Zone 1 or 2.  Zone one is pretty slow and I took advantage of it.  My body was exhausted.  The way my training plan and strength training sessions work, I end up working out every day of the week.  Monday is my prescribed rest day based on my training plan but I am spending 45 minutes to an hour working out on weights with the trainer.  So far I haven't had an issue with it but my tired legs on my run may be an indicator of problems to come.  I'm monitoring it closely but it will be good to have an "off week" this week as my plan takes a step back.

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