Monday, April 30, 2012

Week 26 Ironman Coeur d'Alene Training

The weeks are quickly ticking by, I can't believe that IMCDA is SOOOO close, just eight short weeks away! I am getting nervous but also looking forward to post ironman life.

Last week I thought I had a few more before peak training started but when coach sent updated schedules I was shocked to see peak starts TODAY! Yikes, this means that the next six weeks (with one recovery week in there) are peak training, then taper, then race day. All this means it's focus time, now is the time to get really efficient with my time. My goal is to execute this training block well so I can go into taper knowing that I put in all the training and I am ready to go. I want to hit every workout as best I can , no skipping (unless injured, knock on wood) no excuses. There are also some fun events to look forward to in the next 6 weeks to keep me from going crazy, including a trail race, century ride, marathon, mother's day run, olympic triathlon, and a metric ironman put on by coach.

Here is this weeks plan:

Monday: 30 minutes weights and 60 min yoga.

Tuesday: am 75 min spin class
pm- 10 mile track workout and hip/core exercises

Wednesday: am- 2800 m swim practice
pm- 60 min fartlek run plus hip and core exercises

Thursday: am- 32 mile bike ride outside(hopefully)
pm- 2850 m swim

Friday: 80 min pilates and hip/core exercises

Saturday: Greenland 25k trail race (plus an extra 4.5 miles for a total of 20 for the day)



Sunday: Boco Loco - century (100 miles) bike festival


Totals for the week:

Swim: 3.5 miles
Bike: 154 miles
Run: 36 miles
Strength: 4 hrs
Totals: 193. 5 miles and 24(ish) hours

This will be a personal record for miles and time training in a week for me, wish me luck! Two "races" in one weekend should be fun! I use quotes because I don't plan on racing either of these events, they are just fun ways to get the miles in.

What does your week look like?


  1. Wow! Getting close. Good luck with the two "races"

  2. Have a great week of training! Just put your head down and go!

    1. Thanks Christi, I am hoping that will work ;)

  3. Races are awesome ways to get miles in - way more fun than training alone! :) Hope you have a fabulous week. Eat lots and get plenty of rest (when you can!)

    1. I am actually looking forward to this week ( I say that now, probably will change later this week), I am hoping it will build confidence.

  4. Big week ahead! I really can't believe we have less than 8 weeks to go! If your volume is already this high, you are definitely going to be ready! Good luck this week!

    1. I can’t believe it either! I am starting to question if I will be ready, I am hoping a couple big weeks will help me feel more confident.