Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ironman Training: Week #8

by Meghann on July 14, 2013

Another week has come and gone. Where does the time go?

This week was a big one. Despite shorter swim practices (thank you, rain!) my weekend ride and run were my longest yet.


AM: 60 min Bike Trainer

I really like my Monday rides on the bike trainer. It’s nice to have a plan to work off of and I like being able to watch Netflix while riding. The trick is to watch something fun and not serious. For instance, on Monday I watched the Katy Perry movie. 🙂

AM: 15 min Run

Maddie likes her weekly runs. It’s her favorite time of the week.


AM: 2000m Swim

  • 200 warm up
  • 3 x 200 @ 4:30
  • 4 x 150 @ 3:15
  • 4 x 100 @ 2:00
  • 200 cool down


AM: CrossFit

We focused on step-ups that killed me! I maxed at 30lbs.


PM: 1200m Swim

I arrived early and did a 700 extended warm-up. It’s a good thing I arrived early, lightning moved in and cut our swim short. Boo.


AM: 6 mi Track

  • 1.5ish mile warm up
  • 5 x 1000 (4:46 average)
  • 1.5ish cool down

PM: 30 min Bike Trainer

Afternoon swim practice was cancelled again thanks to bad weather. I hopped on the bike trainer instead and rode through an episode of The New Girl.


AM: 1700m Swim

Killer paddle swim! My shoulders BURNED after this! This was our make up swim from Thursday.


AM: 50 mi Bike Ride


Awesome ride with my sister. It wasn’t about the speed, it was just about getting the time on the bike.

AM: 2 mi Run

We did an easy 2 mile run after the bike. Sticking to a run/walk helped us make it through it.


AM: 10 mi Run

My long run for the week. Felt surprisingly good out there.

PM: Walking around Walt Disney World


My legs HATED me! Totally worth it.

Weekly Totals:

Workouts: 11

Miles: 95

Time: 11 hours 36 minutes

The next month is going to be fun for training. Starting this week, I’m traveling every other weekend for work. Yikes. I’m just going to take it one day at a time and do what I can while I’m away. The good news is that September and October are mostly travel free. Wish me luck!

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