Before I get to training, good luck and best wishes to Angie & Dustin doing IM Moo this weekend....their first! They've trained hard and consistently and should have a great race. And of course, good luck to everyone else out there heading to WI. I hope that the weather is MUCH better than last year for you.
Hey Tea....I think you're the only one who does that.... :)
Like everyone else doing their first IM, my goal is finish in under 17 hours....With that said, using some relatively conservative paces based on my training, my goals are a 1:45 swim (2:43 / 100m), 6:30 ride (17.23 mph) and a 5 hr marathon (11:27 min / mi). Including some time for transitions, that puts me at a 13 something time....not that I would ever calculate such things ;-)
So far this weeks training is on track for my biggest week ever (14.75 hours), after last weeks biggest week ever. Monday was a day off as always, and Tuesday's swim went well, doing 2800 yds:
wu: 200 swim, 50 kick, 50 pull
2x500 negative split
3x(200 kick on 5')
2x (200 on 4:15; 4x25 sprint on :45)
cd: 150 swim, 25 breast, 25 back
I was all set to do a couple of running laps around the bridges after swimming, except was missing the one thing I really needed: running shoes :(
After getting home I got in a 30 minute form workout, including 4 x 30" pickups
Wednesday morning biking, the rollers unfortunately won for the 30 minutes I was on them. Just when I thought I was making progress.....oh well....deal with it and move on (and repaint the walls in a couple of spots)...... :-(
Altough I had planned on doing my long run last night, I still wasn't fully recovered from last weekends workout, and wanted to spend some time with Lori, so I moved my long run to Fri night. That should work out well, since I'm doing the Total Immersion clinic on Saturday and my long ride on Sunday.
Live with purpose....Enjoy the adventure.....
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