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Ironman Training, but not Blogging

March 28, 2012

Nicole and me - training buddies for life!

I looked back to see when my last weekly Ironman training post went up….IM training week 10 which was 6 weeks ago!   It seems like only yesterday, but somehow I let weeks of Ironman training go by without blogging about them.  It’s scary how quickly life can pass you by!  This won’t be the most exciting blog post, but I find it important to log every week of my training so I can reflect on them.  That being said, here’s what I’ve been doing the last month and a half along with a few pics of highlights.

Week 11 (2/13-2/19)

Valentine's Day gift!

Monday: Easy spin 1 hour, and JCC Technique/”Mini Masters”
Tuesday: Rest/Valentine’s Day
Wednesday: Sufferfest “A Very Dark Place” spin, Energy Lab Training Group Strength class
Thursday: 90 minute spin, Solana Beach Masters Swim
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Bike 60 miles, run 4
Sunday: Ocean swim attempt, 8 mile run, Ironman Seminar at HERevolution

Week 12 (2/20-2/26)
Monday: No work! 45 mile Pizza Port bike course (=hills)
Tuesday: 4 mile run, Solana Beach Masters Swim
Wednesday: Sufferfest Fight Club spin, Energy Lab Training Group Strength class
Thursday: 30 min spin + 4 mile run brick, Tri Club of San Diego meeting
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Practice Triathlon with Energy Lab Training: 1k time trial swim, 30 mile bike, 4 mile run
Sunday: 40 min lap swim, 90 min run

Week 13 (2/27-3/4)
Monday: Mobility Group Class with ELT
Tuesday: Sufferfest “A Very Dark Place”, Solana Beach Masters Swim
Wednesday: spin/run brick, ELT group strength class
Thursday: 60 min spin, Solana Beach Masters Swim
Friday: Private swim lesson with coach Trevor from Energy Lab Training
Saturday: 70 mile bike + 30 min run (=Longest bike ride to date!!)
Sunday: Lap swim and 75 min run

Week 14 (3/5-3/11)

1/4 Ironman Practice Triathlon. I'm the squinty girl on the left.

Monday: Mobility/Stretch class
Tuesday: Solana Beach Masters Swim
Wednesday: 60 min brick (45 spin + 15 run), Strength class
Thursday: 45 min spin + 3 mile run, Solana Beach Masters Swim
Friday: Rest
Saturday: “1/4 Ironman” practice triathlon for Oceanside 70.3 (.6 mile ocean swim, 28 mile bike, 6.2 mile run)
Sunday: 30 min bay swim

Week 15 (3/12-3/18)
Monday: Mobility class
Tuesday: Sufferfest “A Very Dark Place” spin
Wednesday: YMCA Masters Swim, ELT Group Strength
Thursday: 10 mile run, spin/run brick class, Solana Beach Masters Swim (= 3.5 hours of workouts in 1 day! Not planned. Was very tired by the swim.)
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 3.5 hour indoor spin on trainer + 30 min run (=CHALLENGING. I’ve never been on the trainer that long and don’t really want to do it again, but when it rains, you’ve still got to train!)
Sunday: Rest (fun trip to LA)

Week 16 (3/19-3/25)

I don't like big waves, so I prefer the bay

Monday: Rest (back from LA trip, tired)
Tuesday: 1 hour Sufferfest spin, Solana Beach Masters Swim
Wednesday: 45 minute spin
Thursday: Spin, Bay group swim intervals workout
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 50 mile bike + 30 min run
Sunday: 30 min bay swim (56.1 degrees!) + 5 mile run (=The water is going to be cold for the race! 55-59 degrees is the predicted temperature. At least it’s good practice for Coeur d’Alene on that level.)

Currently on Week 17 tapering for my Half Ironman in Oceanside this weekend!  Again, I can’t believe how time flies. It seems like only yesterday that I was doing my first masters swim class and trying out road bikes.  My full Ironman will be here before I know it! IM Coeur d’Alene is less than 3 months away!  At least Chrissie Wellington wished me good luck. 🙂

Chrissie Wellington wished me good luck!


From → Ironman, Triathlon

  1. Training Buddies for LIFE!!!! We are gonna rock this! You worked out more in the last 6 weeks than most people do in 6 months!

    • I’m so excited to do this with you!!! We are never going to forget our first 70.3!

  2. I signed up for my first Ironman in Louisville this year! I am inspired by both of you training and staying consistent with your routine!! If you have any tips please share! I am always looking insight. Good Luck!!!

    • Thank you! Good luck on your first IM! I think it’s going to be an awesome experience for all of us!

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