Sunday, June 30, 2013

Triathlon Training Week 16

It's getting race, that is. Three more weeks. Yikes!

Swim: 7080 yards (4.02 miles)
Bike: 166 miles
Run: 11 miles running! + 60 min on the elliptical (total equivalent of 17 miles)
Hiking: 3.5 hours
Climbing: once a gym

My calf is definitely getting stronger, which is very exciting. My 5-mile run today felt really good.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Triathlon Training Week 15

Swim: 7500m (4.6 miles)
Bike: 126 miles
Run: 10.5 miles
Climb: once inside, once outside
Hiking: 5 miles (approx.)

Today was my warm-up Olympic Tri. I PRed by a lot! It's hard to make a direct comparison because the bike course was almost 2 miles shorter than last year due to construction on Diagonal Highway. However, even if I account for the additional mileage, I still PRed by 7 minutes. Woo hoo!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Triathlon Training Week 14

Swim: 6600 meters (4.1 miles)
Bike: 201.1 miles (3000' climbing)
Run: 2.7 miles (yay!)
Elliptical: 3:50 (23 miles equivalent)
Hiking: easy 2.5 miles

FINALLY, I can run again...a little bit. Three runs this week...1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 1.2 this morning. This is really great news, especially since I'm supposed to be racing next weekend. Also, this week's bike rides are my all time record. Woo hoo! It was fun to get some climbing in there, too, up in Dillon/Frisco/Breckenridge. I definitely want to go back and ride more stuff up there. Got to swim in the Rez for the first time this season, too. All in all, an awesome week.

Five weeks to go...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Triathlon Training Week 13

Swim: 7100 yards (4 miles)
Bike: 148 miles
Run (Elliptical): 260 minutes (4:20 hours/equivalent of 26 miles)

Finally my calf is starting to feel better. Did a couple of walks the last few days and so far so good. I hope by the end of the week I'll be able to run a little bit. Fingers crossed!

Oh, and I climbed once at the gym and once outside at Catslab in Clear Creek Canyon.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Triathlon Training Week 12

Swim: 6350 yards (3.6 miles)
Bike: 127.6 miles
Run (Elliptical): 18 miles (180 minutes total)

Well, my calf is still not great. Went to the PT and she said it was a muscle strain or tear. I need to stay off it for another week (biking, swimming, and elliptical are fine), and then hopefully I can at least start walking or hiking. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mountain biking on the trails south of Nederland

Laurel and I rode some trails starting at the West Magnolia trailhead. Some really difficult sections! I had to walk a few parts but rode most of it, including some white-knuckle downhills. Our route. Pics.