Monday, January 7, 2013

Ironman Lake Tahoe Training Week 2

I was excited to hear this weekend that one of my favorite pro triathletes is starting to offer coaching to all level of triathletes. Beth is a pretty kick ass athlete and still works as a school psychology, major props to her.
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Check out her site for Reve Endurance if I didn't already have a coach that I loved working with I would totally sign up in a heart beat!

After being kicked in the head this weekend by a virus I am taking full advantage of todays rest day. I am hopeful that I will be recovered enough to get all the rest of my training on the schedule in for the rest of the week. This week looks a lot like last week. I think this will be the recipe for my base building phase that will make up the bulk of my training. Coach defines Base Building as:
The BASE BUILDING PHASE is used to build the aerobic capacity. Although
longer duration workouts at slower pace and intensity are predominant, there
will be some training that will test your anaerobic base. Specific emphasis will
be placed upon each discipline (swim, bike, or run). Depending upon when
you begin your training schedule and your level of fitness, the Base Building
Phase generally makes up the bulk of your training schedule

So this is 'hopefully' what my week will look like (pending not getting any sicker)
Monday: Yoga + hip and core exercises
Tuesday: Distance focus swim 3200 yd
6 mile fartlek run
Wednesday: 90 min spin class
Yoga/Pilates Class
Thursday: 60’ progression Run
Swim: 2700 yds
Friday: 90 min spin class
Strength session
Saturday: 2.5 hour bike ride (snow forecasted, hello trainer)
Sunday: 15 mile run
Strength Session
Weekly Total: ~17 hrs
Other things I need to focus on this week is setting myself up for success for the rest of the semester (starting next week and ending mid May). I have been trying to get back into a routine with work and training. Now I need to make sure that I am as organized as I can be now because free time will be extremely limited once classes start. What does your week look like?


  1. We are getting closer with the training plans, our bikes are closer, the long run is NO where near yours yet, I just find it fascinating, everyones different IM training plans

  2. Hey BDD, it is interesting how different peoples plans can be! I know I don't need to be running 15 now but I really like to run long and have an early season marathon. I would like to be running further now but have to hold back because I will end up injured if I don't!

  3. Ahhh, a marathon!!

    Right now, my plan calls for each week
    Swim 3 x 45 mins
    Bike 2 x 60 mins, 1 x 2 hours
    Run 2 x 60 mins, 1 x 90 mins
    Strength and Core x 3

    I am in "Prep" still, "Base" starts in 3 weeks