Updated 3/30/13: Final Round Match-up is now live
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Round 1: March 18th-21st Round 2: March 22nd-25th Final Four: March 26th-29th
Championship: March 30th-April 7th
My training: This week’s training was really focused on ramping up the hours on the bike. I got in 7.25 hours on the bike over 4 separate rides. Due to the cold weather/snow I am still stuck indoors on the trainer. Movies help a little, but the fastest way to make time go faster is to spin in groups. Saturday we did a group spin at Endurance House and we simulated the Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course. Albeit it’s not the real thing, but its better than a typical spin alone in my living room. This week we also got in 4 hours of running, including a 1.25 hour run on Wednesday (longest so far of training). Next week is recovery week, so it will be a chance to get my legs fresh and get ready for riding outside (hopefully) in April.
Week totals: 15.5 hours
- Swimming: 3.75 hours
- Biking: 7.25 hours
- Running: 4 hours
- Core/Lifting: .5 hours
Week 11 – Bike Focus
Tuesday: 2.25 hour spin while watching The Hunger Games. 45 min run + Core
Wednesday: 1.25 hour run. 45 minute swim (drill/form focus)
Thursday: Group Spin at Endurance House – East. Main set was power intervals and some simulated hills
Friday: 45 minute run. 45 minute swim
Sunday: Brick Day, 4 hours total. 1.5 hour swim (4000+ yds). 1.5 hour bike. 1 hour run
Favorite workout of the week: Saturday morning’s spin workout was great! We did a simulation of one of the Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course loops. We would simulate the different climbs and flats of the course as a group. Not the real thing, but it makes a snowy Saturday morning go by faster.
Least favorite workout of the week: My Wednesday morning run. It had snowed 4-6 inches the night before. I used my Yak Tracks which helped out a lot on the ice, but the areas that weren’t plowed yet were tough. Definitely got a good quad workout running through deep snow.
Advice of the week: If you can achieve something without a struggle, it’s not going to be satisfying
Thing I’m looking forward to next week: Is it ever going to get warm out? Next week is a recovery week