Training Update – Base 3, Week 2

Training Update – Base 3, Week 2

Mar 11

Another week of training in the books.  I cannot believe how quickly they are flying by!  As I look back at the past week, I’m encouraged by the fact that I was able to clock my highest volume of training so far in 2013 at just a hair over 11 hours.  But as I look at the date, the reality is setting in that I’m only 3 weeks out from Ironman California 70.3, and I’m not even...

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Training Update – Base 3, Week 1

Mar 07

I entered into the final base phase of my training after a nice and easy recovery week.  The only difference between this and previous base weeks?  There was a race on the schedule, Escape From Alcatraz.  I went into this week approaching it as a true ‘Base’ week and not a race week.  One of the big mistakes I made last year was treating all of the weeks before and after the early...

Base 2 – Recovery Week Recap

Base 2 – Recovery Week Recap

Feb 25

Its only been about 2 months since I started ‘training’ again, so the difference between a recovery week and a non-recovery week is blurry at best.  At this point, it really only amounts to about 2 fewer hours of training (8 hours this week versus 10 the previous week).  The main difference was in the mid-week training….no running off the bike on Wednesday, and some days only...

Training Update – Base 2

Training Update – Base 2

Feb 13

I’m in the middle of Base 2 right now, and I feel things slowly starting to fall into place.  I’m building on the off-season swim fitness I built, got my bike legs back, and am slowly but surely starting to feel comfortable with running again. I wish I could say that my foot was doing better, but its more of the same: not better, not worse.  The good news is that the uptick in...