Training Week #5 (Base Training)

My first “race” came up this week. I am using these more as checkpoints in my training and trying to make sure they at as least disruptive to the rest of my schedule. Did the Get Lucky Half Marathon and viewed it as my weekly long run. No taper, no recovery (did my long bike the next day). It did disrupt things a little (so did “work” and “life”), as you can see by a net decrease in running miles and time from my recovery week! However, the half marathon was a great chance to run outdoors (first time in months) and to get some energy from fellow runners. My next two events are over a month away…and they are both biggies. The Minnesota Ironman Bike Ride, and the Flying Pig Marathon will disrupt the schedule a little more…

The Plan:
Tuesday-1:00 swim, 0:45 run
Wednesday-0:30 bike/0:15 run (with transition)
Thursday-1:00 swim, 0:45 bike
Friday-1:00 run
Saturday-1:45 bike
Sunday-1:00 run

2 hour swim, 3 hour bike, 3 hour run
Total-8 hours/9 activities

What I did:
Monday-0:43 bike/0:19 run (10 miles/2 miles)
Wednesday-1:00 swim/0:48 run (1.5 miles/5.0 miles)
Thursday-1:00 swim/1:40 bike (1.5 miles/21 miles)
Friday-0:45 run (4.5 miles)
Saturday-2:05 run (13.1 miles)
Sunday-2:28 bike/0:20 run (35 miles/2 miles)

Weekly Total
2:00 swim, 4:51 bike, 4:17 run (% change from week 4: 0%, +18.8%, -6.9%)
3 mile swim, 66 mile bike, 26.6 mile run (% change from week 4: 0%, +13.8%, -4.0%)
Total-11:08 hours/95.6 miles/10 activities

Grand Totals:
Swim-10 hours/15 miles
Bike-21:33 hours/300 miles
Run-24:04 hours/142.8 miles
Total-55:37/457.8 miles

25 weeks to go.


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