Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ironman Training: Week 23

by Meghann on October 27, 2013

OMG. OMG. OMG. OMG.

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That’s it. I’m less than a week away from race day. 23 weeks of training and I’m down to the final one. My stomach is in knots, my hands are shaky, and I can’t stop my voice from going really high whenever anyone asks about the race. Gulp. It’s here. No going back now.

Monday

Nada

Rest. Rest. Rest. Gotta get that rest in!

Tuesday

AM: 60 min Bike Trainer

This was an easy ride. Just needed to get my legs moving.

PM: 2050 yd Swim

  • 350 Warm-Up
  • 4 x 50 accelerating
  • 3 x 100 @ 1:35 (1:25, 1:28, 1:30)
  • 2 x 100 easy
  • 3 x 100 @ 1:35 ( 1:25, 1:29, 1:31)
  • 2 x100 easy
  • 3 x 100 @ 1:35 (1:28, 1:30, 1:34)
  • 2 x 100 easy

This was a great swim. I like the short and speedy ones.

Wednesday

AM: Nada

Decided I need another rest day.

Thursday

AM: 6 mi Run

Last track! Since we’re tapering, coach wanted us to take it easy and “dial it in.” We did moderate mile repeats w/ 40 seconds of rest. I was instructed to hold 8:20 min/miles, which translated to 2:05/400. I felt GREAT. I’m not sure if it was the cooler weather or what, but I felt relaxed and was even able to keep my breathing under control. My only problem was trying to hold back since I naturally wanted to go faster on the track. It was a great run.

  • Easy jog to track
  • Mile 1: 8:15
  • Mile 2: 8:17
  • Mile 3: 8:16
  • Mile 4: 8:08
  • Easy mile jog home

Friday

AM: 3.4 mi Run

Maddie and I had about 30 minutes to run before I had to meet friends for coffee.

Saturday

AM: 6.4 mi Run

My last long(ish) run before race day! I wish I had this weather the whole training cycle – it felt amazing out there!

Sunday

AM: 30 mi Bike

Switched my run and bike days so i could go to the beach early with Derek on Saturday. Because I switched, I was able to take my time getting out on the bike and still enjoy a relaxing Sunday. The bike wasn’t bad. I had an awful headwind going out, but the killer tailwind on the way back more than made up for it.

I dropped my bike off on the way home for a final tune-up.

Weekly Totals:

Workouts: 6

Miles: 62

Time: 6 hours 13 minutes

Holy moly. Race day is almost here!

Any race week advice?!

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