With the end of week 3 of Ironman training also comes the end of my first build phase of training. I leave week 3 feeling tired and just a bit sore, however I am also feeling on a personal high from doing several increasingly long and hard training weeks. In addition, I have gotten my weight down to an area (191.8 lbs this morning) where it has not been in about 17 - 18 years.
Here is how this past week of training breaks down:
Swim - 7800 yards, 3:08:08
Bike - all on spin bike or trainer, 6:19:52
Run - 24.33 miles, 5:13:10
Other - stretching or other training workout, 0:56:02
Overall training time 15:37:12
This week had slight increases in running and biking, even though I shorted one running workout a couple miles because I was not feeling up to it. This week also included a large jump in my swimming yardage and an increase in the speed of many of those yards.
Week 4 brings a recovery week with the chance to get a little rest on a slightly reduced workout load, which is also very timely with a busy work schedule ahead this week.
118 days until Ironman Texas......