IRONMAN LOUISVILLE 2017 TRAINING
WEEK 8 – May 8 > May 14
I type this on a beautiful Mother’s Day. I’m glad that it was such a gorgeous day. A very nice finish to a week. It looks like spring is turning to summer finally.
I attempted to open my pool this week and things are looking good. I have one issue with a part that senses when the pump is on to signal the auto-chlorinator to turn on that isn’t working. Seems like I replace this part every year. A minor inconvenience in order to have the luxury of swimming at home. I only got one swim in this week at the high school due to testing that was going on. All the more the reason to swim at home. The plan called for 1700 yard straight swim but I ended up doing 2100 yards, about the distance of a half Ironman swim. I felt great and kept clicking off the laps.
Biking and running went well. I got in a 2 hour Saturday ride with my riding buddy Todd. Glad we got it done in the morning because the afternoon was pretty windy. The Sunday run I did after choosing to spend some time with my wife and daughter, then doing some yard work. By the time I got around to running it was noon and pretty warm. It was just an hour long run, but I pushed pretty hard and overdid it. This was supposed to be a recovery week, but as usual I blew it. I hope to ease into next week. I’m pretty wiped out.
1 Swim – 2100 yards this week / 15300 yards total
3 Bikes – 64 miles this week / 417 miles total
7 Runs – 31 miles this week / 216 miles total