Training Week #24 (Peak Training Week)

Peak training is here, and I have completed another really big training week with a lot of milestones. This was my second 22+ hour training week in a row. This is likely a little too much to carry forward for 3 more weeks, but I do want to keep it above 20 hours/week until the taper starts.

I reached 3000 total miles of training (when I saw that I was 0.3 miles short of this milestone, I did a quick jog on the treadmill to get the total up to 3000!). I also crossed the 2000 mile of cycling benchmark. I completed another century ride and another 20+ mile run (both will be routine weekly workouts until I start to taper). Finally, I crushed my 5k PR with a time of 22:49 (beating my old record by 40 seconds)!

Overall, a great week, but the end is in sight, and I feel like I am quickly running out of time…

The Plan:

Tuesday-1:00 swim/1:15 run
Wednesday-1:00 bike/0:30 run (with transition)
Thursday-1:00 swim/1:30 bike
Friday-1:30 run
Saturday-5:00 bike/1:00 run
Sunday-0:45 bike/2:15 run

2 hour swim, 8:30 hour bike, 6:30 hour run
Total-17 hours/11 activities

What I did:
Monday-0:46 bike/0:29 run (10 miles/3.1 miles)
Tuesday-1:30 swim (2 miles)
Wednesday-1:09 bike/0:23 run (15 miles/3.1 miles)
Thursday-3:45 run (21.1 miles)
Friday-2:03 swim (2.5 miles)
Saturday-7:37 bike (115.1 miles)
Sunday-1:44 swim/2:36 run (2.55 miles/15.3 miles)

Weekly Total
5:17 swim, 9:32 bike, 7:13 run (% change from week 23: +48.9%, -21.6% , -0.9%)
7.05 mile swim, 140.1 mile bike, 42.6 mile run (% change from week 23: +56.7%, -21.1%, +3.4%)

Total-22:02 hours/189.75 miles/10 activities

Grand Totals:
Swim-59:02 hours/86.0 miles
Bike-145:48 hours/2127.9 miles
Run-134:01 hours/786.1 miles

Total-338:51 hours/3000 miles

6 weeks to go.



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4 responses to “Training Week #24 (Peak Training Week)

  1. CONGRATS! But seriously Raymond, only completely nutjobs would delibrately rack up the extra 0.3 miles to crash 3000. I know I would NEVER do something like that :p

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  2. No, a a complete nut job would realize the 0.3 mile shortfall after he has showered and sitting around in his slippers and bathrobe…then go hop on the treadmill without bothering to change into exercise clothing just to rack up the 0.3 miles. That would be just plain crazy…


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