Monday, May 19, 2008

Week Totals - Ironman Week 15

5/12/2008 - Bike 1:30:09, 25.67 miles
5/13/2008 - Swim 2,900m; Run 30:00, 4.55 miles
5/14/2008 - Bike 1:19.32, 24.78 miles; Run 20:00, 2.31 miles
5/15/2008 - Swim 2,000m straight: 43:59.43; Bike 1:05.01, 19.30 miles
5/16/2008 - Off Day!
5/17/2008 - Bike 5:33:30, 102.70 miles; Transition: 5:53; Run/Brick 45:13, 5.36 miles
5/18/2008 - Swim 3,400m

Total Distance:
Swim: 8,300 meters (5.53 miles)
Run: 12.22 miles
Bike: 172.45 miles

I boosted my swimming and biking just a little. My Run was way down. Almost 20 miles less this week. I was starting to really wonder why? I only had 3 sessions of running and all short sessions. Well, I have a long run coming up, so I will make up the miles.

My long bike ride on Saturday was awesome. I didn't bonk on the way back this time!! That is always a good sign. I went the same way as last long ride and averaged about .4 miles faster. This doesn't seem like a whole lot, but 2.2 miles is big. My nutrition was pretty good. I had about 98oz of GU20 and 16oz of Nuun. I was so thirsty I starting chugging my liquids. Not a good thing. I cramped up during my run and I blame it on the chugging. I had a shot of GU every 30min or so. I also had a powerbar protein chocolate mint about 3 hours into the ride. I need to change the flavor. It wasn't difficult to consume, but the after effects weren't so great. My mouth felt so dry.

My run was pretty good. I tried out drinking Red Bull after 30 min of running. It didn't seem to do much. I think it might have helped with my recovery afterwards. I wasn't too sleeping and feeling terrible. The red bull was cold, but I am not sure how it will be at Ironman?


SUB6 said...

I always have an emergency can of Red Bull in the car just in case I feel sleepy on long drives. Does the trick for me. Not sure I'd use it in a triathlon though :)

KodaFit said...

I don't know... a redbull might be just the ticket after you've been out for 8 or so hours... Boost of sugar and caffeine could be about perfect.

That's a pretty impressive training week!