Saturday, December 29, 2012

Whew - Weeks 2 and 3 of Ironman Training (33 and 32 weeks to go)

Really, where does the time go???   Merry belated Christmas!!

This Monday, December 31st, will start the 30-week "Be Iron-fit" plan.   Let the craziness begin....Actually, the craziness will begin the week of Jan 7th when the kids go back to school.  The early, early mornings, the zombie-like evenings as I try to get the kids to bed.  The trying to squeeze a workout in between meetings.  The craziness that I hate to love :). 


I really am going to try to get all my workouts that I plan in during the next 3 weeks.  I think the key is planning correctly.  Sometimes I plan a workout and say I'll squeeze it in during the day, knowing I probably won't - BAD PLANNING.  Need to plan for each workout when I know I can get it in.  I know stuff will come up out of my control - sick kids, sick mommy or daddy, etc.  But need to get all the workouts in that I CAN CONTROL. 

Week 2 - Over all a pretty good week.  I am having problems getting the swims in because of my 6 AM calls every morning.  I got one in right before I picked up my 4-year old from school (pool is right next to his school).  If I continue to have 6 AM calls, will need to do this more often.

Monday - REST

Tuesday -
Run - 6.7 total miles with 3 X 1 mile repeats.  Adding speed run training early because of Napa Marathon

Strength - 25 minutes of strength training - pushups, weights.

Wednesday -
Swim - 34 mins - 1700 yard easy swim

Bike - 30 min trainer ride - easy Z2

Thursday - 
Bike - 53 min trainer ride - Z2

Friday - 
Bike - 60 min trainer ride - Z2

Saturday - 
Run - 5 mile Z2 run

Sunday - 
Longish run - 10.37 run Z2

Total - almost 7 hours of training

Week 3 - Yikes,no swimming and hardly any strength.  Need to plan better :)  Again, I had 6 AM meetings every day.  Ugh.

Monday - REST

Tuesday - 
Run - speed training - 6.76 miles with 3 X 1 mile repeats.  Feels good to do speed!  Although hard to get fast at 5 in the morning.

Wednesday - 
Bike - 45 min trainer ride - Z2

Strength - 100 pushups

Thursday - 
Run - 7.31 Z2 miles.

Friday - 
Bike - 60 min trainer ride

Saturday - 
Bike - 30 min trainer ride - squeezed this in during the afternoon while kids had wind-down time.

Sunday - 
"Longish" run - 10 mile run 

Total - 6.5 hours of training

Week 31 is almost over, so will post the results soon.  I treated it as "recovery week" (I LOVE recovery weeks) so not much to report. :)

Happy running!!



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