Sunday, August 30, 2009

Peak Training, Here I Come!

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


Kelly said...

Awesome week, Anne!! You are going to do great during this cycle.

Allie said...

Glad you squeezed in a spa pedi! Now that's my style! Good luck with your training, I know you will rock it like you do everything you commit too! :)


Wish I was young and could keep that intensity... Way to go.

Trishie said...

Great, great week. Mmmm spa pedi... this week I got a pedi + longer leg/ foot massage. You are kicking ass. Do you have a time goal for IMFL?

Anne said...

Trishie - first and foremost, I want to finish. My not so secret goal would be to come in sub 13.

al said...

yipeee! best of luck!