2016 IMLP Training – WEEK 4

WEEK 4 – January 18, 2016 – January 24, 2016

This week seemed a little lighter in intensity, and it came when I really needed it.  I finished the end of last week with the feeling that I was catching a cold.  Usually I ignore cold symptoms and hope it doesn’t manifest into anything.  Sometimes it works in my favor, and sometimes it doesn’t.  This week it was pretty clear that I had a classic head cold.

Since I was constantly stuffed up, I felt the need to move my swim on Tuesday.  I hate rearranging my workout plan, but we are still pretty early in the 30 week plan, so missing a day of swimming, biking or running won’t have a drastic effect on the end result.  Interestingly, I missed an entire training week of cycling in my first Ironman attempt in 2013.  I had committed to being a chaperone at my daughter’s high school band camp, and couldn’t bring my bike with.  That week included a 4 hour weekend ride, which I was really kind of looking forward to because I had just bought my new triathlon bike, a Specialized Shiv Pro.  Fortunately for me, I met up with my training buddies for a combined vacation at their lake home the following week and got an intense introduction to the bike.

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Me standing next to my pile of money.

The move to Wednesday worked out, and instead of moving Thursday to Friday, I just fell back into the routine.

Biking was all trainer this week, although I thought we might get lucky with the weather and get a moderate 40 degree weekend day.  It didn’t get that warm, and the previous snow on the trail would have been a hassle.  Luckily, the Chicago area dodged that big East Coast snow storm.

I did get outside for two runs this week, a five miler and a 7.5 miler.  After being on the treadmill, I could tell how the hills that I run affect my Achilles tendons differently.  No big deal, but I noticed it.  Matter of fact, I noticed a lot of little aches while running outside.  I will need to start working on stretching and training smart.

 

WEEK 4 TOTALS:

Swims: 2, 2 hours, 2500 yards

Bikes: 3 total, 2.5 hours, approx. 35 miles

Runs: 7 total, 2 2/3 hours, approx. 22.5 miles

 

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Week 4 – Somewhat forgettable.
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Author: Ironman Chris

Family, running, triathlon and drumming are my things.

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