Ironman Training Weeks 9 & 10 – Marathon Time!
Lately it has been all about my “C race,” Surf City Marathon. (My A race is the Ironman and my B race is my half Ironman. Yes, this is how triathletes talk. Don’t believe me? Watch this educational YouTube video!
Week 9 of Ironman training I set a personal record and ran 26.2 miles in 3 hours 49 minutes and 30 seconds, and week 10 I spent recovering from those 26.2 miles. It was a great two weeks dedicated to my passion – RUNNING. I’m thinking my next goal will be to qualify for Boston!! But first things first. I want to be an Ironman!
Week 9 Marathon Taper and Surf City Marathon: January 30 – Feb 5
Monday: 1 hour technique swim
Tuesday: 5 mile run, 1 hour masters swim
Wednesday: 1 hour spin, core and stretches
Thursday: 5 mile run, 1 hour masters swim
Saturday: 2 mile run
Sunday: Surf City marathon!
Week 10 Marathon Recovery: Feb 6 – Feb 12
Thursday: 45 minutes easy spin, 1 hour masters swim
Friday: Ab Ripper
Saturday: bike 30 miles
Sunday: bike 30 miles
Now that I’m fully recovered from my marathon, my next week of training will be back up in volume and I will focus on my weak spot – the BIKE.