Monday, October 21, 2013

Ironman Training: Week 22

by Meghann on October 21, 2013

Helllllllooooo taper!

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After stressing out about my workouts midweek, I decided to, well, stop stressing. I took some great advice from my coach and decided to enjoy this taper. What is done is done, I can’t change anything in the next two weeks. I just need to trust my training, rest, and try not to think about the 140.6 miles I have to conquer in less than two weeks – gulp.



My first rest day in two weeks! It felt good to sleep in.


AM: 60 min Bike Trainer

Maddie has started to associate the trainer with going for a run. She knows that as soon as I get off the trainer I’ll take her for a run. So now she perks up every time my legs stop spinning, thinking it’s time to run. That girl loves to run.

AM: 20 min Run

Eventually we do run.

PM: 2150 yd Swim

  • 2 x 200 warm up
  • 4 x 400 w/ 1:00 rest
  • 100 cool down

Quick and simple swim. Also, the brownie I was bribed with to attend was delicious.


AM: 2500 m Swim

  • 400 warm up
  • 4 x 200 w/ 30 secs rest
  • 4 x 100 w/ 14 secs rest
  • 4 x 200 w/ 30 secs rest
  • 100 cool down


AM: 6 mi Run

Track was closed so we did a loop instead. Started with a jog, then gradually picked up the pace. I was really struggling to keep up at the end.

PM: 1250 yd Swim

  • 400
  • 400
  • 9 x 50

I don’t think any of us were really into swimming on Thursday. We started off good, then got into talking and started practicing flip turns instead. It was a nice relaxing swim practice.


AM: 60 min Bike trainer

Nice and easy ride. Started watching Scandal via Netflix – it’s just as addicting as everyone says it is! Amazing show.


AM: 8.25 mi Run

Great run. I fell in a groove and just ran.


AM: 120 min Bike Trainer

I had just enough time to squeeze in a little trainer session Sunday morning. After all, I had a wedding to get ready for!


There’s nothing like a beautiful wedding to distract you from training.


Congrats Aaron and Emily!




Weekly Totals:

Workouts: 90

Miles: 80

Time:9 hours 8 minutes

Less than two weeks to go!

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