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Weekly Training Rundown, March 11-17

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

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Another week of preparing for Rev3 Williamsburg is in the books, and judging by the 30 minutes or so of leg drains I did on Sunday, it was a rough one. Forty-four miles of cycling and 11.45-miles of running on Saturday and Sunday left me feeling pretty spent.

The rain held off enough on Saturday that I was able to get outside for a great bike ride -- my Felt B12 makes 2.5 hours of cycling far more comfortable than it probably should be. But that ride did leave my legs feeling sluggish for Sunday's 90-minute run, so that ended up being slower than I would have liked, but I chose a hilly course for a change, which definitely had an impact on my overall pace:


Anywho, the week that was:

  • Monday: 1800-yard swim
  • Tuesday: 55-minute tempo bike ride on the trainer
  • Wednesday: 45-minute run (5.3 miles)
  • Thursday: 45-minute easy bike ride on the trainer
  • Friday: 2000-yard swim
  • Saturday: 44-mile bike ride (2.5 hours), with some Zone 3 work built in, followed by a 15-minute brick run
  • Sunday: 90-minute run (9.6 miles); slow and cold run, with 25 minutes of Zone 3 built in

Weekly Totals: 3800 yards (2.16 miles) swimming, 4:10 hours cycling, 16.72 miles running

Year-to-Date: 32,034 yards (18.2) swimming, 23:30:19 hours cycling, 124.54 miles running

Looking Ahead: More of the same, with one more build week before some recovery next week. This week's training plan is capped by a nearly-three hour bike ride and a long run of 100 minutes.


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

Aleksandra Duliba's debut is a winner in L.A. Marathon -
Aleksandra Duliba, 27, sets a Belarus national record in her first marathon and wins $75,000, including gender-challenge bonus. Kenya's Erick Mose is men's winner.

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya Wins Half-Marathon in New York -
With a time of 1:01:02, Wilson Kipsang won the first major road race in the city since Hurricane Sandy forced the cancellation of the marathon in November.

1 Dead, 30 Hospitalized in Tel Aviv Half-Marathon | News from the Field |
One runner died and 30 were hospitalized at a half-marathon race in Tel Aviv after 90-degree temperatures caused widespread dehydration and heat stroke.

Photos: Hines Ward Competes At SuperSeal Triathlon
Hines Ward competed in his first triathlon on Sunday, March 17 at the Olympic-distance Superseal Triathlon in Coronado, Calif.

An Amazing Race Photo of the Bond Between Runners | Runner's World & Running Times
One marathoner helps another across the finish at Rock 'n' Roll USA.

Suan Juan Recap
Denmark's Helle Frederiksen and American Andy Starykowicz battled the heat and winds, not to mention the tough fields, to take the wins at IRONMAN 70.3 San Juan Sunday.

Pikes Peak Marathon Adds Drug Testing | Runner's World & Running Times
Race becomes the first trail event in the U.S. to test.

Gomez wins Mooloolaba -
Javier Gomez continued his hot streak at virtually all triathlon disciplines, dominating the opening round of the 2013 ITU World Cup season at Mooloolaba, Australia. Matt Chrabot and Peter Kerr rounded out the podium.

Thumbnail Gallery Photos |

Snow forces Milan-San Remo route reduction -- Amazing photos within.

RunTri: Boston Marathon 2013 Race Course and Weather Tips: Outside Magazine Features Analysis

The Boston Marathon Course and Weather piece by Gordy Megroz in Outside Magazine's April 2013 issue extensively features our analysis of what to expect on race day, from start to finish, in sun, rain, sleet or snow. Further, it builds on our analysis of correlation between Boston Marathon weather and finish times, which was featured in Outside Magazine's April 2012 issue.