Well, I just reached 4 weeks until my Ironman! It’s hard to believe that I signed up for this race about a year ago, and now it’s a month away. I’m starting to reach the point where I’m ready for it to be over with, but I also feel like I need more time to train! I have just about 2 more weeks before I start my taper. I’m excited to race, and I’m excited for everyone who is racing. I’m inspired reading race recaps and training logs!
This week was somewhat of a down week, but when I look at my weekly totals, it doesn’t seem like a normal down week:
Sunday: 13.1 miles averaging 8:36 pace. Beautiful morning and a great progression run starting at 8:59 and working to 8:18 for the last mile (uphill). Way under goal marathon pace, and I felt like I could keep going!
Monday: I needed to give my legs a rest from the past few days, so I opted for a swim in the evening. It wasn’t light though, I did 3,350 yards. My legs needed a break from pounding and circular motion.
Tuesday: Met my friend Cathy early in the morning for a track workout. We did 4*3 mins; 4*2 mins; 4*1 min. I was pleased with my effort and saw some split times on my watch that I haven’t seen in a LONG time! Weights/core in the evening.
Wednesday: Coached 6.35 miles and helped pace the Twin Cities racers for some of their light intervals. Wished them well. Weights/core and 75 minutes on the trainer in the evening.
Thursday: Tummy problems during the night and through the morning caused me to skip my morning workout. I managed 30 minutes on the trainer at night and some weights.
Friday: I was still a little tired and not feeling well, so I slept in and swam in the evening. 3,100 yards eased my muscles.
Saturday: Boulder had a light dusting of snow on Friday and a freeze overnight. With temps in the mid 30s, I opted for 2.5 hours on my trainer rather than ride outside. Afterwards, I went out for a wonderful progression run of 16.5 miles. By that time, the weather was perfect for a long run!
Running: 45.6 miles
Biking: Trainer: 4:15
Swimming: 3.6 miles
Weight Training: 2 hours