Big Kahuna Ironman – 3 Weeks

19 Aug , 2013 IronMan,Sports

Big Kahuna Ironman – 3 Weeks

This week is a rather boring update. I don’t have any race reports to offer you or any breakthroughs new tips for training. But I guess no news can also be good news. No injuries, no equipment problems, and no headaches means another good solid week of training. We logged about 100 miles worth of swimming, running, and biking this week. We made good progress in our times and distances and overall felt very great, with no soreness, stiffness or injuries from training.

The only real interesting update I can give is that were going to spend this next week focusing very heavily watching our diet. We plan on investing in a Withings WiFi Scale to take more regular weight measurements, analyze body fat and body mass index. Just being overall healthier is part of our reasoning and the other is to make sure that everything is clicking and in sync as we get closer to race day. One other piece of motivation is the picture below. I discovered it last week on the Triathlon facebook page and it has really motivated me a lot this past week. It embodies everything I love about fitness and healthy living. The sheer power to transform oneself into something else through raw effort and discipline. I don’t know the couple pictured, but I am happy for them and wish anyone else chasing the same goals the best of luck.

Transformation

So it’s going to be a very healthy but sometimes boring week of Kashi breakfast cereal, veggie dinners, avocados, clean carbs and other similar foods. On another note, our cycling has progressed a lot. We’re now able to knock out 50+ miles and still have enough gas in the tank to get in some running after. So we are feeling more and more confident about race day. Next week will be another similar week of training with multiple brick workouts. At the end of the week though we’ve got a big race coming up. The last Splash & Dash race of the summer. This race will be a one-mile swim and 6 mile run; oh, and we’re throwing in a 3 mile recovery run in after. Sunday’s race will be the last tune up before we hit the two-week stretch to the Big Kahuna.

Week 10 Training Plan:

  • Day 1 – Rest.
  • Day 2 – Swim/Run Brick.
  • Day 3 – 1.5 hour bike.
  • Day 4 – Swim/Run Brick.
  • Day 5 – Track Workout.
  • Day 6 – 2 hour bike.
  • Day 7 – Splash & Dash Race.

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