It is 10 short weeks until Ironman Florida and that means that next week marks the first week of my "peak" training phase. During this cycle my hours will range from 16 - 20 hours and I will complete the Redman Full Aquabike as my last training race before FL.
My focus is on staying healthy and working out the race day details, like clothing and special needs bag decisions. Given how chilly I was at the beginning of my long ride this weekend when it was a balmy 70 degrees, I think I am going to need arm warmers for sure for FL!
This week gave me a taste of what is to come as it was my highest volume week to date and I was tired and hungry all week (the higher intensity effort of the Oly and no rest day definitely caught up with me from last week). However, after a wonderful spa pedicure yesterday afternoon and a great nights sleep (I slept until 9 am!), I feel refreshed and excited. Why I am excited? A friend is doing IMKY today and I will be checking on him through Ironman Live all day. Go Rick!
Mileage for Week Ending 8/30/09
Swim: 7200 yards in 3:00 [2 workouts]
Bike: 131.6 miles in 7:35 [5 workouts, 2 bricks]
Run: 40.3 miles in 6:05 [5 workouts, 2 bricks]
Total Time: 16:40