Week 2 of 20 – Ironman St. George Training

My week in training

This week was a little funky as well since the kids are on vacation and all the holiday hoopla.  I didn’t stick to my weekly schedule but just did what I could when I could and that seemed to work pretty well!  I did my longest swim and my longest ride EVAH this week!  Overall I felt pretty good.  Here are the details (mileage only, Dailymile is being uncooperative for some reason):

Swim: 7 miles

Bike: 131.39 miles

Run: 13.37 miles

Total 152 miles in 15:35

Most notable thing this week was my long ride I did on Friday.  I set out to do 70 miles but I made a couple mistakes. The biggest one was I underestimated how long it would take and therefore I did not bring enough food.  Luckily I got some food at the very end which saved me!  I won’t make that mistake again.

Next week will be a recovery week.  I plan to still work out 6 days but I will take it easier and ease off the mileage and time (something I don’t do so well, especially if I am feeling healthy).  I have added a quick video recapping the week.  I would love to hear what you think of it.  (I already know that I talk fast so you don’t have to tell me that)

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9 comments

  1. First – Love the Vlog. Jason is starting a whole new fad in blog land!

    Second – I am SO glad you wrote/talked about your longest ride “Evah”. I have been going over and over in my head how I will tackle the ride having only been 60 miles on my bike before so hearing you talk about it and mentally being able to push through it makes me feel so much better! I for one would be right there with you in tears. This makes me want to go out and go 70 miles =) I am curious what nutrition you took and what you would take the next time having found that you did not take enough.

    Keep up the Great work – Go Team!

    1. All I had was two water bottles (which I had to refill), a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich, two Gu’s, and one Perfect Fit Protein cookie. I was gone for 6 hours and on the bike for over 5!. Thank goodness a friend brought me some oatmeal at the very end or I don’t think I would have made it! It was not enough food. It is funny how when you are tackling a distance you have never done before its seems so overwhelming! Luckily I recovered well and still went on to have a huge Sunday work out! Go team for sure!!!!

  2. Love the vlog. It’s a perfect way to put the voice with the words and pictures.

    The best part of screwing up is learning from your mistakes. Now you know better as you state.

    Keep up the great work. You put in two more hours than I did this past week. My session and video goes up tomorrow.

  3. This is a really great video blog Rebecca on your training, after watching your video last night I wanted to go outside and do a run or get back on the bike-trainer. You did such a great job, even with a busy week. Just how do you find that happy balance, with training, family, work etc., I need some pointers 🙂

    1. The only way I can do it is by setting realistic expectation of when I can train and sticking to it. I am very lucky because my mom helps me a lot when I have the kids (recently separated) and she know how important my training is to me. I also found that the only way to get it done was to do it in the mornings. So I am ve3ry good about getting up at 4:30 so I can work out from 5-6. I also will run as many errands as I can during my lunch break. But setting a schedule that you CAN stick to is the most important. I am also trying to get my kids riding their bikes better so they can ride with me while I run. I am happiest when I am in a plan because if I want to be successful at the race I can’t slack!

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