This was Week 15 of Ironman Texas Training. This week was leading into the big groups training ride of the IMTX bike course this weekend. Presently, I am in the peak training period for the 20 week IMTX training program.
Here is how this past week of training breaks down:
Swim - 9,700 yards, 3:54:31
Bike - 134.0 miles on trainer and roads, 8:13:05
Run - 30.44 miles, 6:20:25
Other - stretching specific or other training workout, including race transition times, 0:00:00
Overall training time: 18:28:01
This was my biggest week so far in terms of total training time, as well as training time and distance for each event, excepting 1 week where my swim distance was slightly longer by 900 yards. The big items this week were my longest run to date in the program, 17.52 miles on Thursday, and then Sunday's ride of the IMTX bike course (aka the "Got 112?" event). I went into the ride with a goal to ride in heart rate Zone 2 as much as possible, which I did almost exclusively. I also hoped to be able to ride close to 7 hours, which I did at 6:58:46.
Next week won't be much easier. I will have slightly reduced workouts overall, however they culminate in my second longest swim on Friday afternoon, and then follow-up with a 75 mile bike/8 mile run brick workout on Saturday. On the plus side I do get Easter Sunday off as a rest day and a relatively easy day on Thursday for my anniversary.
34 days until Ironman Texas.....