Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ironman Training Weeks 1 & 2

Ironman training as officially begun, and as the training has started, the school year has been wrapping up. Excuse my absence and lack of posting, but I will make every effort to keep up better with what I'm doing. I know I'll want to look back at this in the future for my own purposes.

Week 1 was fantastic, and I did a great job getting almost everything in. I think I missed a run and a swim.
I'm not going to list out those workouts since it was a week ago, but in total I had:

2500 yards swimming
92.18 miles biking
27.08 miles running
Last week I missed two swims, but I got in all my bikes and runs. I did cut the tempo short by a mile because it was hot and I couldn't push another mile out, and I cut my brick run in half because I had somewhere to be and needed to get home. Here are my workouts:

Monday: OFF
Tuesday: 6 miles tempo run with tempo miles around 7:55 pace
Wednesday: 20 miles on the trainer with hard intervals
Thursday: 17 miles moderate on the trainer in the AM, 5 miles easy run at 9:25 pace
Friday: 5 miles easy run 9:29 pace
Saturday: Clearwater Bridges 12.19 at 9:24 pace. I did pickups over the bridges
Sunday: 52.79 ride on the Suncoast with Beth at Tori averaging 17.8 pace followed by a 2 mile run at 9:00 pace

My body is definitely a bit sore. These numbers are about equivalent to where I was during peak 70.3 training, and I'm only in week two. I've lost all grip on reality and have no real perspective for what is normal anymore. I don't want to list out how my view has changed in fear of coming off wrong, but suffice it to say that I have mentally started preparing myself for what I know is coming in future weeks.

In total last week my numbers looked like this:
Swimming: 0
Biking: 90 miles
Running: 30.19 miles

Hope you're all doing well!


Rick Stiles said...

Here's hoping that with the school year wrapping up you'll feel a bit less rushed and have more time for yourself, your husband, and friends.

I'm retired, and I don't have time to do all the things you manage to fit in your week.

I'm sure you'll be careful to not push too hard at this stage of your training, but to build a solid, injury-free base. Maybe you'll have a bit of time to think of how you'll celebrate your Ironman victory - your celebration should be as awesome as your achievement. Maybe a dream cruise?

Have fun in your training!

B.o.B. said...

Oh hey there blogger! ;)

You've been having great weeks! Good job fitting it all in. It's so hard.

mindy @ just a one girl revolution. said...

You're off to a great start, Meghan - excited to follow this journey! :)

Jamie said...

You will be mentally prepared as you can be, don't worry I definitely have had a few meltdown weeks! It is tough on your body and your mind, and we are doing the work to help them adapt. But that doesn't mean that you can't freak out a little bit.

Yay for Ironman training officially starting!

Alyssa Neiers said...

I understand the freaking out part. I'm just under 15 weeks out from Ironman Wisconsin and having a hard time getting every workout in each week while working full time. And yeah the kind of volume I am doing is equivalent to the kind of volume I was doing at a peak half Ironman week.

Rachel said...

I hope everything is going well.. you're training sounds intense! I hope to hear more about your journey to Ironman!

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