It has been a very long few months since I got back from the Nashville Country Music 1/2 Marathon and the Tour de Cure. I’m not going to re-hash all of the details over the past several weeks, but I’ll dive right back in here and tell you how my Ironman 70.3 training is going.
I officially registered for the race last week, so it’s real. Very real. I’ll write more in my race report from the Festival of Flowers International Triathlon, but that distance (1500m swim, 24mi bike, 10K run) was challenging, but doable.
Last week was officially Week 3 of my 70.3 training. Week 2 ended with a bike accident that ripped open road rash on my right side. That eliminated any chance of swimming. Apart from the prohibition of “no open sores” in the pool… I don’t want pool water getting into my road rash.
So, it was a week of biking and running.
Got the bike back from the shop Monday afternoon and rode 17.5 miles through Cleveland Park. Felt strong going over and 2.25-mile loop with the one hill climb.
Tuesday, ran a 4.5-mile hill workout on the treadmill at the gym. Did a few 400m repeats for speed work at the end.
Wednesday is a swimming day, and I took the day off. I was out-of-town for work, so it worked out well. Thursday, went for a 5.6-mile run around the neighborhood. Ran with the jogging stroller for half of the run, and then by myself for the rest of it. Nothing too fast, but it was great to run with my wife and kid!
Took Friday off. Another swimming day. Went to D1 Sports Training and did a strength workout.
Saturday, I climbed Paris Mountain. This was a tough workout, but it was good to climb it again for the first time in a month.
Sunday, I needed to do a long run, but didn’t get it in during the morning. So I improvised an indoor track/treadmill workout at the gym. Ran 6.75 miles – track/treadmill/track. Felt pretty good, and mixing it up kept my mind active.
I was exhausted at the end of the week. That has carried over to this week, but I’ll address that soon.
Totals (7 hours):
- Swimming: 0 meters
- Biking: 44 miles (3 hours)
- Running: 16.8 miles (3 hours)
- Strength: 1 hour
The time off has given me time to work on a re-vamped podcast. I’m actually writing scripts and trying to get ahead of the game. That won’t be every week, but I’m working on a few to release in July. More interviews, less breathing heavy into the mic.
A new podcast will be out by the end of the week for your long holiday weekend of running. I promise!
Thanks for sticking with me, the podcast, and the blog while I checked out for a little bit. Work has been hopping, which is a good thing. My family comes first, work comes second, my training comes third. Unfortunately, if I have to cut something, the blog and podcast are easy cuts.
But I’m back baby! Run long, friends!