Sunday, January 23, 2011

IMTX Training - Week 3

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......


Amanda said...

Another excellent week! You're going to enjoy this recovery week. I know I always like recovery weeks - they give mind and body a break.

Heather and Jeff said...

Great job Richard!! I can't imagine IM training this time of year and having to do all my cycling inside that takes some willpower! 191? does that mean you lost 8 lbs in 3 weeks? that's alot, congrats! I assume you know this, but be careful make sure you're eating enough and not losing muscle with so much training. Keep it up! Soon you'll have nice weather to train in!