September 21, 2014
Half Ironman 70.3 Training: Week 19
Taper week! My work-outs this week were supposed to be lower hours, but same intensity. That I did. Go easy on the calories & sleep well? Well, that one was less successful...
Here's what my training looked like:
60 minute NAC Masters swim
45 minute OWS
45 minute bike ride (10.60 miles)
Avg mph: 13.5
1:00 hour bike ride (13.19 miles)
Avg mph: 13.2
1.30 mile brick (15:04 minutes)
1:56 hour bike ride (26.38 miles)
Avg mph: 13.6
1.80 mile brick (23:37)
Bike total: 50.17 miles
3.37 mile run (42:39 minutes)
2.86 mile run (33:59 minutes)
5.48 mile run (1:06 hours)
Run total (including bricks): 14.81 miles
Total training: 10 hours (including yoga)
I'm feeling confident in my taper, which is good since I pulled it out of my ass. All of my work-outs this week felt good. It was nice cutting the hours back. I only had to ride 2 hours on Saturday. It's amazing how short a 2 hour ride feels now. I was home by 10am. I had no idea what to do with myself.
This is what I did with myself. I took the pdf of my athlete's guide to Kinko's & had them print & bind it. My plan for this week is to make a plan/schedule/spreadsheet for race weekend. I'm getting overwhelmed trying to figure out what all I have to do once I get to Augusta on Friday. Having a hard copy of this guide will help. I hope...
Next up, my last training post: Week 20 -- Race Week! Stay tuned!