Weekly Training Rundown, March 18-24

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How'd the past week go for your training? Let's talk about it.

This week's big challenge was not getting too frustrated, or defeated, by less-than-ideal workouts. Some schedule conflicts and a 24-hour bout of some GI issues led to some shortened and altered training sessions. And with that comes the natural feelings of discouragement. But I need to remind myself that, while not ideal, it's okay to shorten, alter or even skip a workout.

I won't be winning any races (spoiler alert!), and keeping this triathlon and running thing fun and enjoyable is ultimately what's most important.

Monday: 1900-yard swim

Tuesday: 60-minute trainer rider (pyramid tempo), followed by 10-minute brick run

Wednesday: 50-minute run (5.75 miles), with a 15-minute tempo and some hill repeats

Thursday: Optional day off, but opted for 30-minutes easy spinning on the trainer

Friday: 1250-yard swim; workout called for 21 yards, but I overslept and didn't get to the pool until shortly before it was closing. Alas.

Saturday: 2:05-hour ride, followed by 20-minute brick run; cut the bike ride by 40 minutes because of aforementioned stomach issues.

Sunday: 1:40-hour run (11 miles), followed by 40 minutes on the trainer to make-up for Saturday's shortened ride.

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Weekly Totals: 3250-yards swimming, 4:15-hours cycling, 20.5-miles running

Year-to-Date: 35,284 yards (20 miles) swimming, 27:45 hours cycling, 145 miles running

Looking Ahead: Recovery week, and not a moment too soon.

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And here are some links I found neat and/or interesting:

2013 Ironman Melbourne - Slowtwitch.com
Eneko Llanos and Corinne Abraham took the wins at the 2013 Asia Pacific Ironman Championships in Melbourne, Australia and here is our picture gallery from the race.

Photos: 2013 Ironman Melbourne (Asia-Pacific Championship)
It was a dramatic day at the second-running of Ironman Melbourne.

Timex Run Trainer GPS 2.0 In-Depth Review | DC Rainmaker
The Timex Run Trainer 2.0 is the latest running-focused GPS watch from Timex, and a fairly big leap forward over the 1.0 (primarily in size).

The Running Coach: Tips to Speed Your Race Recovery
If you’ve raced before, you know how sore you can be the day or two after. Part of that is inevitable—you’ve probably worked pretty hard and your body is going to exhibit some soreness and stiffness. But there are steps you can take to lessen the degree of soreness so that you can get back to the business of training faster.

Sole Man: Tips for Buying New Running Shoes - Competitor.com
How the heck do you know which shoes to buy this spring?

6 Things Your Running Shoes Say About You | The Clymb
The style, condition, and location of their running shoes may reveal all you ever wanted to know about a person.

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