Monday, July 22, 2013

Ironman Training Week #9

by Meghann on July 22, 2013

The crazy month and a half of traveling has officially begun!

Did you miss me? I’ve been just outside Boston for the last few days working up a storm! Unfortunately the house we were staying at didn’t have Internet or cell service, so I was very disconnected when I wasn’t on the job. Honestly it was nice to disconnect for a few days.

I’d love to say I was able to fit in some great training while away, but that wasn’t the case. The first and last morning I was able to fit in a swim, but that’s it. We were working long hours the entire time – out the door at 7am, back at the house by 11pm – and sleep was priority. I’m just treating this week as a recovery week and leaving it at that. I’m traveling every other week until September 8th, so it’s going to get interesting.


AM: 1000 yd swim

I was pooped after back-to-back long rides and runs on Saturday and Sunday. I treated Monday as an active rest day and did an easy swim in the Boardwalk’s “quiet pool.”



AM: 60 min bike trainer

Followed this week’s trainer workout, a 5/4/3/2/1 ladder that went up, then down.

I should have gone to swim that night, but I could barely keep my eyes open when it was time to leave. I ended up beelining it home and going to bed by 8. It was awesome.


AM: 60 min bike trainer

Trying to fit in as much time as possible on the bike before leaving for MA.

Again, I had plan to swim in the afternoon, but the rain got the best of me. I waited 30 minutes for the pool to reopen before I gave up and just went home.


AM: 5 mi run

I was thankful to get a run in before my flight. I was hoping to run while I was traveling, but it just wasn’t practical where we were staying.


AM: 1500m Swim

The place we stayed at had a pretty nice pool. I was up before the crew and got a decent swim in before our 7:15am call time.



Work Day

Let’s call it a “strength training day.” I was lifting some pretty heavy tables, boxes, etc.


Work Day

Ditto on the strength training. Oh, and all the walking. I woke up sore… surely that counts for something?

Weekly Totals:

Workouts: 5

Miles: 37

Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Ummm… yeah. So there you have it.

Now that I’ve had my “recovery week,” I’m ready to dive back into training. I actually have a sprint triathlon on Saturday morning that I’m looking forward to. I’m racing a few co-workers, which makes it fun. Nothing like a little competition to make ya work that much harder. 😉

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