Half Ironman 70.3 Training: Week 19

Taper week! My work-outs this week were supposed to be lower hours, but same intensity. That I did. Go easy on the calories & sleep well? Well, that one was less successful...

Here's what my training looked like:


60 minute 

NAC Masters


45 minute OWS


45 minute bike ride (10.60 miles)

Avg mph:  13.5

1:00 hour bike ride (13.19 miles)

Avg mph:  13.2

1.30 mile brick (15:04 minutes)

1:56 hour bike ride (26.38 miles)

Avg mph:  13.6

1.80 mile brick (23:37)

Bike total:  50.17 miles


3.37 mile run (42:39 minutes)

2.86 mile run (33:59 minutes)

5.48 mile run

(1:06 hours)

Run total (including bricks):  14.81 miles

Total training:  10 


 (including yoga)

I'm feeling confident in my taper, which is good since I pulled it out of my ass. All of my work-outs this week felt good. It was nice cutting the hours back. I only had to ride 2 hours on Saturday. It's amazing how short a 2 hour ride feels now. I was home by 10am. I had no idea what to do with myself.

This is what I did with myself. I took the pdf of my athlete's guide to Kinko's & had them print & bind it. My plan for this week is to make a plan/schedule/spreadsheet for race weekend. I'm getting overwhelmed trying to figure out what all I have to do once I get to Augusta on Friday. Having a hard copy of this guide will help. I hope...

Next up, my last training post:  Week 20 -- Race Week! Stay tuned!

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