Training Week #6 (Triathlon Base Training/Marathon Peak Training)

I looked at my schedule and noticed that the Flying Pig Marathon (May 4th) was quickly sneaking up on me. I was behind schedule for marathon training (was too focused on the triathlon plan. The cold weather also gave me the illusion that it was far off). So, I figure I have 4 weeks of peak marathon training left before I taper. I always seem to enter marathons with far too little in terms of weekly mileage. So, I will be shifting my training to a run-centric plan for now (a LOT more running miles then called for on the plan). My bike mileage is still up there (I have my first big cycling event the week before the marathon-but there is no fixed time or distance for that…so it’s an organized training ride and I am not stressing over that event). After the marathon, I will back off the run to a maintenance level and focus on the bike then build up the run again.

The Plan:
Tuesday-1:00 swim, 1:00 run
Wednesday-0:45 bike/0:15 run (with transition)
Thursday-1:00 swim, 1:00 bike
Friday-1:00 run
Saturday-2:00 bike
Sunday-1:00 run

2 hour swim, 3:45 hour bike, 3:15 hour run
Total-9 hours/9 activities

What I did:
Monday-0:46 bike/0:19 run (11 miles/2 miles)
Wednesday-1:00 swim/1:03 run (1.5 miles/6.3 miles)
Thursday-1:00 swim/3:21 run (1.5 miles/20 miles)
Friday-1:01 run (6.2 miles)
Saturday-1:43 bike/0:31 run (25 miles/3.1 miles)
Sunday-2:41 bike/0:31 run (40 miles/3.1 miles)

Weekly Total
2:00 swim, 5:10 Bike, 6:46 run (% change from week 5: 0%, +6.5%, +58.0%)
3 mile swim, 76 mile bike, 40.7 mile run (% change from week 5: 0%, +15.2%, +53.0%)
Total-13:56 hours/119.7 miles/11 activities

Grand Totals:
Swim-12 hours/18 miles
Bike-26:43 hours/376 miles
Run-30:50 hours/183.5 miles
Total-69:33 hours/577.5 miles

24 weeks to go.



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2 responses to “Training Week #6 (Triathlon Base Training/Marathon Peak Training)

  1. You got in some nice runs this week. I can imagine how tough it is to train for a marathon with a big triathlon coming up as well.

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