Monday, August 29, 2011

Ten Down - Ten Weeks to Go!

Week number ten is the halfway point of my twenty week Ironman training plan.  The week started on Sunday, August 21st and ended on Saturday August, 27th.
I rode the Dog Days 100 on Saturday, August 20th.  During the ride my rear brake cable broke.  That put my tri bike out of commission until the following Thursday.  I tried to stay in shape by riding Susan's backup bike, a Schwinn Mirada, with her through the neighborhood for most of the week.

I took off on Sunday.  From Monday, August 22st, through Saturday, August 27th I rode 10 miles each day morning with Susan.  I picked up my bike on Thursday afternoon from Atlanta Trek in McDonough and rode with their group that evening.  We had a small group but were still able to average 20.0 mph for our 23 mile ride.

One Thursday and Friday I swam a total of 3.4 miles.  My only run was an 8.5 mile jaunt on Wednesday.

The summary of my weeks training tells the tale.  I worked out just under 9.5 hours including riding 76.6 miles, running 8.5 miles and swimming 3.4 miles.  Not an impressive week and nowhere near the 17 hours in my training plan.

Sunday, August 28th is the Wilson 100.  I'm hoping to put myself in the hurt locker for about 5 hours.

Thanks for reading.