Monday, May 27, 2013

Week in Review - Ironman Training Week 8

May 20 - May 26
Swimming: 5000 yards / 1 hour, 46 Minutes
Bike: 105 Miles / 6 hours, 30 Minutes
Run: 16.2 Miles / 2 hours, 18 Minutes
Strength: 60 Minutes

Totals: 124 Miles / 11 Hours, 27 Minutes

 This might actually big my biggest volume week ever.  105 miles bike is due to commuting to work two times this week.  Woo hoo!  Interesting enough, I actually missed one strength training session due to my trainer being sick and I missed my weekend long run for a couple reasons.

I actually managed about a 1/3 of a mile when my right knee wouldn't stop hurting during each step.  It's actually been bugging me off and on for the last month.  I don't think I was mentally into the run considering that as soon as I got home I laid down because my head as stuffy.  That then turned into two full day laying in bed through Memorial Day.

The last time my knee was hurting me I went back to my Mizuno Inspire shoes instead of my Mizuno Elixer.  This seemed to help.

I got an awesome 41 mile ride in on Saturday.  A few weeks ago I met a new member to the YMCA while waiting for the pool to open.  He had just moved here from California and we were chatting about triathlons.  New to the area?  Yes!  I'd love to show you some bike routes around the area. So I met Brian by the local grocery store and we went north to Interurban (while picking up Dainty at the Embassy Suites) and we put in a 2 hour and 45 minute ride.  Beautiful morning for a ride!

This Week
Hoping this cold ends soon because I've got a huge week ahead.  Not necessarily in the ironman training but in races.  I'm doing the KC Corporate Challenge Bike Race on Wednesday.  This will be two laps on the Kansas Speedway track.

Maybe I'll add this decal in honor of my brother's favorite NASCAR driver.
Hospital Hill Half Marathon is this Saturday as well.  Still debating on my goals for the race.  I think my plan is to just have a ton of fun during the race.  I don't see a PR this weekend since I haven't had a chance to hit those distances in training.

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