IMCdA Training Summary: February 17 – February 23

This week was a failure in time management. My training plan continues to build and I didn’t manage to make time for all of my workouts between the work that pays the bills and my final physical therapy sessions. I’m not going to beat myself up over two workouts but I’m also not going to make excuses. It’s time to move on and do better next week!

On Friday, I convinced a couple of friends to join me for an open water swim at Shadow Cliffs. Word on the street is Lake Coeur d’Alene can be pretty damn cold on race day so I wanted to start acclimating as soon as possible. The water temp at the beach was about 58 degrees F and a few degrees colder in the deeper areas. By the end of our short (~1,000 yards) swim, my hands and feet were completely numb (I didn’t wear booties or gloves). I’ll need to start testing strategies to heat up my extremities on race day. I’m thinking hand and toe warmers will be good. Any other suggestions?

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Super sexy wetsuit pose


Monday
Swim: 3,000 yards
Bike: 1 hour on the trainer

Tuesday
90 minutes of strength training
Run: 2 miles

Wednesday
Swim: 3,000 yards
Bike: 1 hour on the trainer

Thursday
90 minutes of strength training
Run: 2 miles

Friday
Swim: 1,000 yards in open water
Bike: 90 minutes on the trainer

Saturday
Bike: 60 miles

Sunday
Bike: 40 miles

14 hours total

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IMCdA Training Summary: February 10 – February 16

I’m a little late in posting my recap from last week, but deal with it 🙂

Signing up for Masters Swimming a few months ago is proving to be a great decision. For years, I heard that the best way to improve in the water but I didn’t have the motivation to follow through and my swim splits suffered for it. Now, I am consistently going to Masters workouts 2-3 times per week and my yardage is gradually building. I swam 9,000 yards in the pool this week and felt like I could’ve gone farther. For me, this is monumental progress. Perhaps, I won’t drown in Lake Coeur d’Alene after all!

Saturday, my coach had us ride hill repeats. It was painful, but I need to become a stronger climber.

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Monday
Swim: 3,000 yards

Tuesday
Run: 3 slow miles on the treadmill
Bike: 20 minutes on the trainer

Wednesday
Swim: 3,000 yards
Bike: 60 minutes on the trainer

Thursday
90 minutes of strength training

Friday
Swim: 3,000 yards

Saturday
Bike: 30 miles with hill repeats

Sunday
Bike: 2 hours on the trainer

IMCdA Training Summary: January 27 – February 2

This was an uneventful low volume recovery week. Instead of boring you with the details of my workouts, I will leave you with this shot of Dylan waiting to destroy her birthday cookie. I can’t believe she’s already eight years old!

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Monday
REST DAY!!!

Tuesday
Run: 4×1600 at the track (7:59, 7:59, 8:11, 8:27)

Wednesday
Swim: 2,500 yards
Bike: 60 minutes on the trainer

Thursday
Strength training: 90 minutes

Friday
Swim: 2,500 yards

Saturday
Bike: 30 miles

Sunday
Bike: 1 hour on the trainer