Training Week #14 (Triathlon Build Week)

I was finally able to settle back into my triathlon training plan without the distractions  of traveling and a marathon. Felt good to be able to just focus on one thing. The weather is getting better which makes it easier to get out for a ride. This is key since cycling is my weak spot and I am lagging behind in my training schedule. The bike distance vs time listed is getting weird. I trust the data from my road bike. I have an old bike on the trainer and it constantly shows me going a lot slower (like 12-13 mph). I know that’s wrong. I also used a spinning bike at the gym. That one had me flying like I never had before. That’s wrong too. I have no way of correcting the data, so I will just report the info and not worry about it. I am getting faster on the road bike then I was last year. That is all that matters to me right now…

I had purchased clipless pedals over a year ago, but I have been unable to use them at all lest year due to an ankle injury (I could not twist my ankle to unclip…a bit of a problem). I finally got them on my bike this week for a road test (had them on the trainer all winter but I didn’t have a chance to get used to them before my first few long rides so I reverted to the old platform pedals). I adjusted to them pretty fast. Now, I just need to get used to the aerobars…

The Plan:
Monday-Rest
Tuesday-1:00 swim/1:00 run
Wednesday-0:45 bike/0:30 run (with transition)
Thursday-1:00 swim/1:00 bike
Friday-1:00 run
Saturday-3:30 bike/0:30 run
Sunday-0:30 bike/1:15 run

2 hour swim, 5:45 hour bike, 4:15 hour run
Total-12 hours/11 activities

What I did:
Monday-0:45 bike/0:30 run (10 miles/3.1 miles)
Tuesday-rest
Wednesday-1:10 swim (1.75 miles)
Thursday-1:10 swim/1:00 bike/1:00 run (1.75 miles/21 miles/6.2 miles)
Friday-1:30 bike (18.1 miles)
Saturday-2:30 run (15.1 miles)
Sunday-6:00 bike/0:27 run (90 miles/3.1 miles)

Weekly Total
2:20 swim, 9:15 bike, 4:27 run (% change from week 13: -15.2%, +89.4%, -3.6%)
3.5 mile swim, 139.1 mile bike, 27.5 mile run (% change from week 13: -6.7%, +85.2%, +3.3%)

Total-16:02 hours/170.1 miles/10 activities

Grand Totals:
Swim-28:45 hours/42.75 miles
Bike-67:18 hours/973.7 miles
Run-82:55 hours/491.8 miles
Total-178:58 hours/1508.25 miles

16 weeks to go.

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