Ironman 70.3 Training – Week 12 – February 11 – February 17 2019

The week did not involve a lot of intensity, but instead, it was a higher volume week. I hit almost 11 hours for the week. It was my highest weekly volume to date, but just by a little.

For the bike, I managed to brave 53F weather for my long ride. Typically, I would only ride outside at 60F or higher, but I could not bear the thought of a 2-hr ride on the indoor trainer. The weather didn’t turn out too bad. I kept my toes warm by using overshoe booties and for my core, I wore 2 shirts and a cycling jacket. For the second half of the ride, my head and face were cold though. I have a beanie that I could have worn under my helmet that would have kept my head and ears warm and I think that would have made a big difference.

My long run went well. It was 10 miles, my longest to date, and for miles 6-9, I managed to pick u the pace a bit. I’m happy with how it went.

This coming week is a recovery week. I still have about 10 hrs of training but the intensity is generally a bit lower.