Training Week #9 (Triathlon Base Training/Marathon Peak Training)

Last week was supposed to be a recovery week. It turned into the biggest running week of my life. This was supposed to be my last peak training week for my upcoming marathon, but turned into an early taper week instead. I knew that I had a lot more work demands this week then last. I am also cramming for a board exam next week. So, I took training time when I could (which was sometimes a little tight and would end up being cut short). Overall, I still notched 40 miles running, which I am satisfied with.

Next week, the true running taper begins. With boards next weekend, I will simply do my best. After that, I should be able to ramp up the bike. Weather is getting nice enough, that I should be able to get the bike off the trainer and ride outside. That’s when the real bike training begins!

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-2:45 bike
Sunday-1:15 run

2 hour swim, 4:30 hour bike, 3:30 hour run
Total-10 hours/9 activities

What I did:
Tuesday-0:45 bike/0:30 run (11.2 miles/3.1 miles)
Wednesday-1:00 swim/1:00 run (1.5 miles/6.2 miles)
Thursday-1:00 swim/1:44 run (1.5 miles/10 miles)
Friday-3:04 run (17.6 miles)
Saturday-2:23 bike (35 miles)
Sunday-1:42 bike/0:28 run (25 miles/3.1 miles)

Weekly Total
2:00 swim, 4:50 bike, 6:46 run (% change from week 8: 0%, +25.5%, -41.7%)
3 mile swim, 71.2 mile bike, 40 mile run (% change from week 8:  0%, +24.7%, -39.8%)
Total-13:36 hours/114.2 miles/10 activities

Grand Totals:
Swim-18 hours/27 miles
Bike-39:54 hours/570.3 miles
Run 57:26 hours/337 miles
Total-115:20 hours/934.3 miles

21 weeks to go.


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One response to “Training Week #9 (Triathlon Base Training/Marathon Peak Training)

  1. As much as we’d love for our training to be ideal, it seldom is. As athletes we make the best of it and keep going. Awesome work!

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