Week 3 is done and if you read last week you would have heard it was going to be a recovery week for me. That being said, I did not want to do any really hard efforts but just stay consistent and try to find a rhythm in training. I think I achieved that this week. Here are the details of the week:
Swim : 4 miles (7400 yds) /2:40
Bike: 88 miles / 5:22
Run: 28 miles / 4:26
Total: 122 miles / 13:01
That is more than 2 hours and 30 miles less than last week. I find it encouraging that a 13 hour week felt very manageable to me. I really don’t want to train less than 12 hours a week for this race. I had to shift a few workouts around for things that came up and I was able to get a run in a work during lunch. That is great because it is helpful to get this done before I am home at night especially if I have my boys. I really don’t like having to go work out after 8:30 PM (I like to go to bed pretty early). I also finally made it out for a 5:00 AM run! That used to be very common for me but with my newish schedule it has been tough. Some exciting news from the week is that my friend Jeff (@reflectiverunr) has signed up for Ironman St. George as well so I will have someone to go through all of this with!
Plan for next week is to continue to find my rhythm and settle into a weekly schedule. I also want to really work on having a goal associated with each workout. I find it very easy to just go run/bike/swim and not really focus on something. I need to stop doing that and have more pointed workouts. I will most likely being going back to the FIRST plan to help focus my runs, I will use the swim workouts that I have been given from one of my teams, and I will use the Suffefest training videos for my week day trainer rides. This week on Sunday I have a half marathon in Los Angeles. It will just be for fun. I will not be going for a PR, I haven’t been running en0ugh lately.