Monday, March 12, 2012
Ironman Mont-Tremblant Training Week #1
Week #1 of Ironman training is in the books.
It was not the perfect week as I was scheduled to do a morning and evening ride on Monday but my legs were still too trashed from The Woodlands Marathon on Saturday. I could not even pick my legs up over the bike on the trainer and figured this might be a sign that another day of recovery was needed.
On Tuesday I went to my first Master's swim class in over four months. It felt like my first time ever in water. By the end of the session I started to feel a little better but it is going to take a few more weeks of hard work to get back to my old level.
Here is my week #1 volume:
Swim - 3x - 6000M - 3hrs
Bike - 4x - 111.52mi - 5hr 26m
Run - 1x - 7.38mi - 1h 2m
Overall I really enjoyed getting back on the bike. It has been raining all damn week so all four sessions were on the computrainer, including a long ride of 51mi in 2h 34m. Indoor riding sucks but it is such a great workout! AND I watched the first season of "Game of Thrones" while on the trianer - holy shit is this show amazing!
I decided to not run until Sunday morning and am happy for the extra recovery because I got in a great run with 7x hill repeats in my favorite parking garage. These hill repeats are going to be a rather regular occurrence since IMMT is in the mountains. It was weird to not lace up the Brooks for seven days considering over the last 20 months I averaged close to 60 miles per week. But my run fitness is pretty good right now so no need to force it and get hurt.
Glad to be back in the Swim/Bike/Run world again. It was fun being strictly a runner for a few months but it made me realize how much I like riding and swimming!
Thanks for Reading,