Week in Review: November 19 – November 25

This week started off in Arizona on Monday so I didn’t do any workouts on Monday.  I did manage to to do one work every other day of the week, but I ended the week at just under 6 hours.  I got in one swim day, two bike days, and three run days.  I managed to run my normal 18 miles for the week.

I wasn’t too worried about doing a lot as this was the last week before I start my actual 20-week half-Ironman training plan…..yes that starts tomorrow.

Today marks EXACTLY 52 weeks to my full Ironman in Arizona next year.  My plan is:

  • 20 week Half- Ironman plan and then do the Ironman 70.3
  • 2 weeks rest
  • 30-week Ironman plan

For my Ironman 70.3, I will be using Level 5 plan from Matt Fitzgerald’s book Essential Week-By-Week Training Guide.  Even though this will be first Ironman 70.3, the starting point for the level 5 plan matched up well with my current training load.

Also, depending on how my training goes, if the load ends up being too much, I can drop down a level or two as needed.


Next Week’s Training Plan

Here is a screenshot of my planned workouts for this coming week:

My main concern is the long ride.  So far I have been trying my best to use the indoor trainer and so far it has been a struggle.  I did do a 1-hr ride this week.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I can get to do my long ride outdoors.