Monday, April 30, 2012

3 Months to Vineman Ironman!

Training is going very well! I feel I am in a very good place right now! With 88 days to go till Ironman, I am really trying to up my training to accommodate the distances without getting injured or sick. This seems to be the hard part for me. When I am feeling good, I go full speed ahead, then my body rebels and causes me to take a week or so off, so I am really trying not to let this happen again. I know the race, I have done it before and I know what it requires! Last year I couldn't finish because of extreme foot pain during the marathon and I do not want this to be my fate again this year!

The race is just shy of 13 week away. I will take a 2 week taper so I have 11 weeks of available training left. Scary when I see it written down! I train at least 6 days a week. I am still taking off one full day a week although this will soon change to 1 day rest every 9-10 days. During the week  I swim masters M,W, & F, run 3-4 days and bike 3-4 days. Saturday is long run and Sunday is long ride! I just did a 14 mile run Saturday! I will ramp up my long runs like 14, 16, 18, 12, 18, 22, 18, 12, 18, 12, 8. Running is a lot of stress on the body and I have to follow it up on Sunday with a ride. This Sunday I only did 40 miles. It was hilly, but that will be my shortest long ride I do for the next 13 weeks! I will ramp my long rides up like 70, 80, 90, 60, 100, 110, 60, 100, 115, 70 50.

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