Ironman Training Week 4

Ironman training so far has been good but tiring. My bike mileage is up even more and I have noticed that going for a run isn’t as tiring anymore or as taxing on the body. Going out for a long run now is easy which I guess is good because it shows that the amount of training I have been doing on the bike and, in general, is improving my endurance even more. 

This week brought on a lot more biking, some more running and same amount of swimming. On top of my what seemed like 40-50 mile bike average per day, I finished up the week with an 80 miler, my longest to date. I changed up my views to horse country where my momma lives to get used to the scenery I will be seeing in Louisville or at least I hope I do. It was a tough route that I planned out and I’ve done it before, but I guess when doing it multiple times, you don’t realize how challenging it will be on your legs and body.

If there is one thing I am noticing through training, is how tired I am and feel mentally more than physically during the long bike rides. So that will probably be my toughest challenge come race day. I just need to make sure I take in enough sugar and caffeine to keep me awake.

Other than that, bring on week 5! 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s