Although the plan calls for certain workouts on certain specific days, I will always be modifying these based on what days I have time to do a specific workout or get to the pool. The goal on most weeks will be to do at least the workouts indicated. All workouts are time based, not distance. All workouts in the base training are in low intensity (aerobic heart range)
I am doing more then the plan calls for since I have a spring marathon and century ride that I am co-training for.
Also, I am trying to add 1-2 mile run after each long bike, just to get my legs used to it again.
With the cold weather, all activities were indoor (pool, bike trainer, treadmill (shorter runs) and indoor track (longer runs)).
Next week is my first “recovery week”. I cut my totals down to week 2 levels to give my body time to adapt to the training and to rest/recover. Part of the rapid ramp up is because of my early May marathon. I will be cutting back on the running at that point to get it closer to plan.
Tuesday-1:00 swim, 0:45 run
Wednesday-0:30 bike/0:15 run (with transition)
Thursday-1:00 swim, 0:45 bike
2 hour swim, 3 hour bike, 3 hour run
Total-8 hours/9 activities
What I did:
Monday-0:41 bike/0:18 run (10 miles/2 miles/fast transition)
Tuesday-1:00 swim/0:45 run (1.5 miles/4.5 miles)
Thursday-1:00 swim/2:51 run (1.5 miles/16 miles)
Friday-1:05 run (6.25 miles)
Saturday-1:30 bike/0:30 run (21 miles/3.1 miles)
Sunday-2:30 bike/0:31 run (35 miles/3.15 miles)
2:00 swim, 4:41 Bike, 6:00 run (% change from week 2: 0%, +18.6%, +20%)
3 mile swim, 66 mile bike, 35 mile run (% change from week 2: 0%, 17.3%, 19.5%)
Total-12:41 hours/104 miles/11 activities
Swim-6 hours/9 miles
Bike-12:26 hours/176 miles
Run-15:11 hours/88.5 miles
27 weeks to go.