Monday, November 14, 2011

Second Week of Ironman Training

My first week of ironman training is officially in the books. I completed every workout but not exactly when I was supposed to. I had to get creative about when I could fit in workouts with a weird work schedule last week. This week should be more normal so I am hoping to hit workouts when they are scheduled.

The highlight of last week was an 8 mile run on my favorite running path in Denver. The Highline Canal is long and winds through a wooded part of South Denver.

This picture was from last winter now there are still some leaves on the trees and fall colors.

Here is what my second week looks like:
Monday: 45 min yoga
Tuesday: am- 60 min full body strength training pm- tempo run
Wednesday: am- spin class pm- pilates
Thursday: 90 min masters swim
Friday: am- 60 min endurance run pm- full body strength training
Saturday: 3 hour bike ride
Sunday: 8 mile run, 2400 yd swim and full body strength

Swim: 5000 yards, 3 hours
Bike: 60 miles, 4 hours
Run: 20 miles, 3.5 hours
Strength: 5.5 hours
Overall: 16 hours

What does your week look like?


  1. Sounds like your first week went well! Today I have a trainer ride, strength and stretching to do! And the rest of the bike. run. Bike. Swim? :)

  2. keep up the solid training!!

    I am still in my offseason/prep stage

  3. GREAT job out there last week!!! I'm mostly doing base, with some quality workouts sprinkled in.. Hovering around 40-45 miles/week right now..

  4. Nice job on the first week of IM training :).

    I looked at that picture and knew EXACTLY where you were! Oh how many times I've run that path. Love it, too!

  5. Looks like you had a great week!
    And now I'm going on a hunt for that trail!