Monday, May 21, 2007

Getting accustomed to the tri routine (well, at least 2 out of 3)

Last week I managed to swim 10,400m (6.4 miles) and run 5 times for a total of about 30 miles (about 6 miles per run, shortest run was 3.0 miles, a couple of 7.5 milers, with an average pace per mile for the whole 30 miles of about 7:40). More importantly, on Saturday I swam 3200 (2 miles) in 1:09:40 (a 2 mile swim PR) and then ran 7.5 miles in 57:30 (7:40 pace), and felt great. Prior to this last week, I was still trying to get into the swing of running again after my layoff, and I think I'm now over that hurdle.

I have not done any cycling at all now in about 4 weeks, again just due to family and business commitments. When my daughter graduates from high school this Friday much of the family stuff will be behind me and I can move forward with the cycling. It's still at least a year until my first Ironman (probably Coure d'Alene in June of 2008), so I feel very confident that I have enough time to get the 3 disciplines in working order.

5 comments:

Shelley said...

wow!! I did IMCDA last year..if you ever have any questions, I would be willing to help you as best as possible..:-)

warriorwoman said...

Isn't that just about the toughest IM going?
Still, it sounds like you are pretty well prepared on the swimming front.

Deb said...

Kudo's to you for training as much as you already do. It's a lot to juggle but you'll get it down pat.

Gripperm said...

As always your posts are inspirations to us all.

psbowe said...

Nice to read that you're putting in some good training.