Sunday, September 23, 2007

Iron Week 39

Well, these weeks are ticking down...under 40 until the big show. The week had it's ups and downs...culminating in being head photographer for Excel Man's sprint tri this morning. Diana volunteered as part of the Kayak support, and I helped a little bit too...but mostly just took pics. It was also Excel Man's 47th birthday, so I loaded him up with pics, ran around the course to shoot him...no easy task in flip flops. It was a great, cool morning...I was wishing I was racing.

Swim: I thought I'd have a better week, but only got in the pool once. I upped my main set to a 3X700m build, with a 500m warm-up and short, 100m cool-down. I found I got used to the longer intervals (I've been used to 500m main set intervals) pretty quickly. But just under 3000yds for the week sucks.

Bike: Got two bike workouts in this week, a 50 miler and a long, long 112 mile bike with Trifeist on Saturday. She was doing her last long bike for IMFL, and needed some company. I was happy to help out. I didn't really need to go 7.5hrs on the bike this weekend, and it totally made for a bad attitude Sunday regarding my planned long run, but the long bike was worth it.

Run: Only 12 miles this week. Crap. Totally blew off the long run on Sunday. Lots of excuses. Lots of fatigue. Better luck next time.

Overall I got in 13 hrs of training in - which is one of my best weeks since '05. Training Peaks is neat in that it has shows how inconsistent I've been over the past couple of years, but also some of the bigger weeks that I'm capable of. This bike graph is in hours, but is just so revealing. My goal is to train at least 5 hrs of bike a week. That equates to around 100 miles a week. I need a nice thick block of red with the end over that 5 hrs line. Something to work on over the winter for sure. The run and swim graphs are even worse...I'll spare you.




12 comments:

bigmike600 said...

You're workouts will come around Bigun. You freakin work full time too dude, sometimes more than that. You gotta take that into consideration. I'd take that week of working out any week.

S. Baboo said...

My swim sucked this week too, got rained out two out of three workouts.

1HappyAthlete said...

You've got a LONG way to go....relax and enjoy the workouts for now...no need to be too structured...yet

blink140pnt6 said...

112 miler buddy. That's WACK,sick,sweet and gnarly!

Brent Buckner said...

Big duration!

supalinds said...

Nice bike ride. A good one for the bank of iron, as Bold would say.

You shouldn't be down on yourself for your workouts. You are doing great. Putting some good lookin weeks under your belt.

Keep up the good work.

I'm doing more of the ease into the training :) It makes it a little less daunting :)

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

workouts?!?!? workouts...?!?!? I barely got a blip about my stellar job on the water yesterday. workouts.


;)

Tri-Dummy said...

That biking is going to come in handy. Strong bike = Strong finish

Fe-lady said...

You are already up to 13 hours of training a week? Heck, I count my yard work as a workout, and that's what you are doing for a living..!!
My longest ride has been about 40 miles...you make me look wimpy. Blah.

JohnnyTri said...

I agree with fe-lady.. we look whimpy compared to the Bigun..
I mean I mow 1 yard, Mine, front and back.. takes about 1.5 hr if I move it and thats even bagging it and I am totally wiped out and my back aches!
And you do that x6-8.. I bow down.

just stay plugged in dude, thats what Im trying to do..
Those long workouts will be coming rain/sleet/snow/hot/cold...

rockon`

Duane said...

under 40 weeks? I better start training for my beer drinking in CDA next June! I'm falling behind!

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