Ironman 70.3 Training – Week 1 – November 26 – December 2 2018

This was the first week of the 20-week training plan.  There were no hiccups and I was able to do all the workouts according to the plan except for the swimming – more on that in a bit.  I ended the week with 8.5 hrs of workout time.

For the swimming, I am not sure about doing the various drill sets etc, but I did do a few lengths faster than normal when the workout called for the fartlek swimming.  I did swim the required distances though.

For the long run on Sunday, I was tempted to run about 1.5 hrs instead of the planned 50 mins, but in the end I ran just under an hour.  I decided to try and stick to the plan even though it has me running less than my typical recent weeks.

All my bike workouts were on the indoor trainer, but luckily for me, the weather was nice on Saturday and that allowed me to do my long ride outside.  I felt really good and Training  Peaks identified a new FTP based on a 20-min segment during my ride.  I now have an outside FTP of 162W.


Plan for Next Week: 

Here is the planned workouts for the coming week.  I’ll be in FL so a couple of the bike workouts will be on an indoor gym and my swimming will be in a short 15m hotel pool