Week 1 of 20 – Ironman St. George Training

Week 1 of 20 is done; hay in the barn so to speak.  My focus this week was on ramping up my bike miles.  I had a little extra time in my schedule so I made it to three computrainer sessions in one week.  By the third one I was really feeling the extra bike miles.  I have a general plan for my weekly training but since my schedule was more flexible than usual I kind of altered the plan for the week.  Here are the details for the week:

Swim: 3 miles/ 1:57

Bike: 101 miles/6:34

Run: 20 miles/3:20

Total: 124 miles/11:51

I also finally made it back to the trails.  I had been working on my running form for the last 4 weeks and really haven’t done any running since the 50K on November 20th.  I didn’t stick to the plan as best as I probably should have but I really concentrated on my form during all my running this week.  Overall I think I am on the right track.  I can feel when I am doing it right (at least I think I am doing it right), and I definitely felt it in my calves which is an indicator I may be finally getting off my heels!

View from my first trail run in 4 weeks!

Overall I felt pretty good this week.  My long ride was not as long as I had hoped but life just got in the way that day.  This next week will be a little off as well due to the holidays being off work (first week off  in 18 months!!!).  One week down, 19 to go.


  1. Great first week. I’m right there with you. I am posting my week #1 in a few moments and our #’s are very similar.

    It is going to be great going through this journey with you so that I can learn as much as possible from your trials and tribulations.

    Hope Christmas went well!

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