Time has been flying by for me and somehow I am already almost halfway through training for my first half ironman. Whaaat?! Right now I am holed up in the condo my family is renting in Chincoteague, Virginia for the week. As per usual after only one day at the beach I look like a lobster. I brought my road bike down for the week and am so glad I did. It is so flat here!
Anyway, I thought I would pop in with a quick training update since I raced last. The week following the race was on the lighter side with a few harder efforts tossed in here and there. I tried to listen to my body and make sure I felt recovered before jumping into anything too crazy.
Tuesday- 2000 yd swim, 11.3 miles biking, 2.25 mile t-run
Wednesday- yoga, strength
Thursday- 2.26 mile recovery run, core, yoga
Friday- 1200 yd OW swim, 12.4 miles biking
Saturday- 4.7 mile track run
3200 yards swimming
23.7 miles biking
9.21 miles running
7 hrs 20 min
Last week was my biggest training week ever, with a new weekly PR for swim yardage and bike mileage. I was certainly tired by the end of the week but I felt better than I expected to. Last week left me really excited to put in a few more big weeks before nationals to see what my body is capable of.
Monday- 4300 yd swim, 4.12 mile easy run
Tuesday- 2300 yd swim, strength
Wednesday- 3200 yd swim, 31.32 miles biking
Friday- 21.01 miles biking, 1200 yd OW swim, strength
Saturday- 39.92 miles biking, 3.2 mile t-run
11,000 yards swimming
92.25 miles biking
7.32 miles running
13 hours 5 min