Is a sub 10 hour Ironman possible.....

Is a sub 10hr IM possible, training less than 10 hours a week for less than 10 weeks.... With no significant base????

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TRAINING... week of 8/1 - 8/7

This week has been a prime example of life getting in the way of training!!  I have missed several key training sessions due to coaching responsibilities.  I have also not been able to eat as "clean" as I would like leading into a 70.3
Life isn't perfect.  As athletes we need to do what we can when we can.  If we miss a set or have a bad training session the healthiest thing we can do is shrug it off and focus on tomorrow.
Bottom line is we should learn more from triathlon than just swim, bike and run.

 Bike-75 minutes at moderate to hard intensity /Run- 35 minutes off the bike, 6:40-7:00min pace.

Swim- 800m 12 minutes

Bike- 90 minutes @ 228w on a computrainer / Run- 5x1 mile repeats (6:21-6:28 pace... 8 min. send off)

Crossfit- 10 minutes of thrusters @95lbs do 4 pull ups every minute (84 complete) rest 1 minute then 10 minutes of Power Clean @ 115lbs, do 3 burpees every minute (73 P.C. complete) 
Total time... 20 minutes.  I did no warm up.

Missed yoga today :(
Swim- Open water 1200m.  18 minutes.

Run- 40 minutes on trail in Estes Park! 
(I had intended on running longer but it was a new trail to me and it was getting dark.)

Week Totals
Swim- 30 minutes
Bike- 2 hours, 45 minutes
Run- 1 hour, 55 minutes
Strength- 20 minutes

Total:  5 hours, 5 minutes

1 comment:

  1. Very, very thought provoking statement. There is more to triathlon than swim, bike, run.