Friday, August 3, 2018

Ironman Louisville Training 2018 {Week 9}

Week 9 total:
Running: 31.7 miles,  4:35 hours
Cycling: 68:36 miles, 4:30
Swimming: 0

Where I am 3-4 days a week.

Training Cycle total:  {start May 28}
Running : 236.24 miles , 34 hours
Cycling: 762.92 miles, 47:29 hours
Swimming: 0 miles, 0 hours

Yearly total: 
Running : 1236.54 miles, 176.21 hours
Cycling: 992.91 miles, 65:46 hours
Swimming: 0 miles, 0 hours


Getting sick. After nearly 2.5 weeks I’m nearly over the sinus/cough BS, but the worst was returning to workouts this week. I felt fat, heavy, hot and out of breath and like I had lost 874% of my fitness. I didn’t feel guilty taking time off, but oof, returning after a brief  hiatus is hard. 


Going axe throwing with my work. I was awful during our team competitions. But then something clicked. 

I ended up winning the individual tournament. I even got a huge medal for the accomplishment. 

Celebrating L’s birthday at momotoro was the  absolute highlight of the week. The food was spectacular. 

Completing all 7 stages of the Sis Tour de Oz on Zwift. I love Zwift. I don’t like the logistics of riding outside. 

Looking forward:

I need to swim. Had all intentions in week 9, but a lingering cough kept me out of the water. I know better than to try and swim with this dry annoying cough. I have plans to go Saturday morning for my first OWS since IM Wisconsin. I’m nervous and excited.

I’ll be riding my second century (or 3rd if you count the IM) this weekend. I’m nervous and excited. I  haven’t driven since the last one (2016) so that will be an added stress I don’t want to deal with.  I am really excited though. 

I closed out July with some solid numbers despite missing many of my workouts for 2 weeks. I was just slightly off my July 2016 ( IM Wisconsin) build, so I know I’m on the right track. 

With 10 weeks to go, I’m feeling like I’m in a better place than last time. I’m incorporating more intensity into my workouts which I know will make for a more successful day in October, especially on the bike. 

To do:

Figure out bike nutrition. This weekend’s century will be a good practice. 


Continue to do higher intensity bike workouts. (And running too)

Get back into a groove of workouts and life. I’m struggling to wake up early enough since the cold- I know that will get easier now that I’m better. 

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