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Month: May, 2012

Week 3

The road to Great Floridian in October: I spent most of the week recovering from Ironman 70.3 Florida. It was a hot day and took a toll on my legs. I guess that can be expected from the first 70.3 of the season. The workouts early in the week were done at a very easy pace. I was just happy to be moving.

Tue May 22 – (AM) 45:00 Run

Wed – (PM) 45:00 Swim (1900 yards)

Thu – (PM) 40:00 Bike

Fri – (PM) 1:00:00 Run

Sat – (AM) 2:30:00 Bike, (PM) 55:00 Swim (2000 yards), (PM) 35:00 Run

Sun – (PM) 55:00 Swim (2000 yards), 1:35:00 Bike

Total workouts: 3 swim, 3 bike, 3 run

Total time: 9 workouts, 9:40:00

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Week 2

I promised to keep you all updated on training for Great Floridan. Last week went well with Ironman 70.3 Florida on Sunday. A great way to kick off the 2012 season !

Tue May 15 – (AM) 45:00 Run, (PM) 30:00 Swim

Wed – (AM) 1:20:00 Bike

Thu – (PM) 40:00 Run

Fri – (PM) 1:00:00 Bike

Sun – Ironman 70.3 Florida 5:53:29

Total – 6 workouts: 1 swim, 2 bike, 2 run, 1 race

Total time – 10:08:29

IM 70.3 FL Preview

You gotta love the first race of a new season. With that being said, there are a lot of UNKNOWNS for me going into this race. Normally, I would build up to a half-ironman and race some sprints and olympic distance tris to test my fitness level. Not this time!

I signed up for this race 5 months ago thinking that I would have the time to recover from my iron-distance race in January and then some. However, my 2012 season plan is based on Great Floridian in October. If you have noticed, I only began “serious” training last week. My offseason (jan 9 – may 10) looked something like 6 workouts and around 6 hours a week.  In essence, I actually have no idea where my fitness level is at. I know I am nowhere near peak shape. So where am I when it comes to endurance and speed? I really have no idea.

I will find out a lot about my current fitness level this Sunday at Ironman 70.3 Florida. This is also somewhat scary as well! I wonder how much fitness is left over from last season? Hopefully enough to get me across that finish line. That brings me to GOAL #1 for this race; cross the FINISH line !