This past week was Week 10 of Ironman Texas Training. This week was a chance to settle back into my training plan. This week had me getting back into the build phase of my training cycle.
Here is how this past week of training breaks down:
Swim - 9600 yards, 4:10:46
Bike - 127.2 miles on trainer, 8:23:07
Run - 18.0 miles, 3:48:07
Other - stretching specific or other training workout, 0:45:00
Overall training time 17:07:50
This week marks the halfway point of my training cycle as I completed Week 10 of a 20 week training program and the busiest (in terms of workout time) week yet. The highlight of this week was completing a planned 110 mile bike ride, which I extended a bit to 112.2 miles. It was a long and hard ride with a lot of riding into a headwind, but I managed to complete the long training ride in 7:22:12. An additional highlight for the week was getting the lab data back from last week's annual physical, which was filled with good news. It was good to see the rewards for living a healthier lifestyle. The low point of the week is that I managed to gain a few pounds during and following last week's relay, so I will need to concentrate on my diet plan a bit better going forward. On the schedule for next week are several slight increases, except my long bike ride becomes a 90 mile ride/3 mile run brick workout. While I end this training week a bit stiff from the 112 mile ride earlier today, I also end it feeling better from the injury perspective--a bit of soreness here and there during the week, but no injuries!
69 days until Ironman Texas.....