Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ironman Training Week #4

by Meghann on June 16, 2013

Whoa. What a week.

I’ve been just outside Chicago for work since Thursday so I tried to front load all my training workouts near the beginning of the week. I managed to squeeze in what I could while traveling, but working 12-hour days made that a little difficult. It’s going to be harder than I thought to fit in training while traveling for work, but I still think I can make it work. I’m just going to have to rely on my other training during the week and rely on efficient, shorter workouts when I’m away. The one bonus is I do a lot of walking and heavy lifting while working, so I’m still working my muscles while on the job. 😉


AM: 1600 meter Swim


This was a “welcome back to long course” swim.  I’m looking forward to many more morning swims this season.


AM: 60 Minute Trainer Ride

Typical Tuesday ride on the trainer. More intervals, another episode of  Call the Midwife on Netflix.

AM: 15 Minute Run w/ Maddie

PM: 3400 yd Swim

  • 500
  • 5 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 400
  • 4 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 300
  • 3×100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 200
  • 2 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 100 kick
  • 100
  • 2 x 50 @ 1:00

A new PDR in the pool! I missed swimming with my team, but it was nice getting a long workout in on my own.


AM: 60 Minute Trainer Ride

I had to fit my long run in before I left, so I split it in two parts. I started the morning on the bike trainer…

PM: 60 Minute Bike Ride

…and finished the day with a 60 minute ride on the trail. It was BRUTAL out in that heat and sun. Wowza.



Travel day. I was tempted to get a run or swim in when I had a couple hour break in the late afternoon, but ended up taking a nap instead. Whoops.


AM: 3 Mile Run


I ran our run course, which was a GORGEOUS 3 mile run around Lake Zurich. I loved running that route.


AM: 6 mile run

I woke up at 5am to squeeze in a 6 mile run before working a 12 hour day. I did 2 laps of our run course to keep it easy. the running conditions were AMAZING. I love how cool it is in the morning here, such an awesome change from hot and humid Tampa.



Race days are looonnngggg days. With how much my legs/back ache it sure feels like I did the triathlon with the girls.

This week’s stats:

  • Total miles: 60
  • Total time: 6 hrs 48 mins
  • Total workouts: 8

It was a low week, but I was expecting that. The good news is next weekend is completely open when plenty of free time to train!

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