Week 1 of 20 – Ironman St. George Training

Week 1 of 20 is done; hay in the barn so to speak.  My focus this week was on ramping up my bike miles.  I had a little extra time in my schedule so I made it to three computrainer sessions in one week.  By the third one I was really feeling the extra bike miles.  I have a general plan for my weekly training but since my schedule was more flexible than usual I kind of altered the plan for the week.  Here are the details for the week:

Swim: 3 miles/ 1:57

Bike: 101 miles/6:34

Run: 20 miles/3:20

Total: 124 miles/11:51

I also finally made it back to the trails.  I had been working on my running form for the last 4 weeks and really haven’t done any running since the 50K on November 20th.  I didn’t stick to the plan as best as I probably should have but I really concentrated on my form during all my running this week.  Overall I think I am on the right track.  I can feel when I am doing it right (at least I think I am doing it right), and I definitely felt it in my calves which is an indicator I may be finally getting off my heels!

View from my first trail run in 4 weeks!

Overall I felt pretty good this week.  My long ride was not as long as I had hoped but life just got in the way that day.  This next week will be a little off as well due to the holidays being off work (first week off  in 18 months!!!).  One week down, 19 to go.

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4 comments

  1. Great first week. I’m right there with you. I am posting my week #1 in a few moments and our #’s are very similar.

    It is going to be great going through this journey with you so that I can learn as much as possible from your trials and tribulations.

    Hope Christmas went well!

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