Typical Week of Workouts

Training for IRONMAN for some is a full time job…there are people who have turned professional, but I am not one of them πŸ˜‰ Β I have a full time job (an 8th grade science teacher) and still find time to train for IRONMAN.

The Iron Hippie and I just completed week #10 or our 36 week training program for IRONMAN Wisconsin 2014. Β With some minor variations in duration and intensity of the workouts, this is what my typical workout week looks like:

Monday:

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Strength training completed between 4:45 and 5:45 am

Tuesday:

Completed between 4:45 and 5:35 am
Run completed between 4:45 and 5:35 am
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Completed between 4:45 and 5:35 pm

Wednesday:

Completed between 4:45 and 6:00 am
Cycling completed between 4:45 and 6:00 am
Completed between 5:30 and 6:30 pm
Completed between 5:30 and 6:30 pm

Thursday:

Completed at 5:00 pm, but I typically run in the morning on Thursdays...I couldn't resist the decent weather to get outside today.
Run completed between 5:00 and 5:30 pm, but I typically run in the morning on Thursdays…I couldn’t resist the decent weather to get outside today.
Completed between 6:15 and 7:00 pm
Strength training completed between 6:15 and 7:00 pm

Friday:

Solo ride completed between 4:50 and 6:00 am
Solo ride completed between 4:50 and 6:00 am
Swim from 3:45 to 4:40 pm
Swim completed from 3:45 to 4:40 pm

Saturday:

Completed from 6:00 to 7:00 am
Run completed from 6:00 to 7:00 am
Core work completed from 7:30 to 8:00 am
Core work completed from 7:30 to 8:00 am

Sunday:

Brick completed from 7:30 to 10:30 am
Brick completed from 7:30 to 10:30 am…Bike ride was on the trainer working on cadence and run was outdoors
Hot Yoga completed between 4 and 5:30 pm in a nearly full 106F room
Hot Yoga completed between 4 and 5:30 pm in a nearly full 106F room

14 hours & 10 minutes of training this week…that doesn’t include the preparation time, travel time to and from the gym or refueling/recovery time. Β The duration of my weekly workouts will only increase between now and September 7, 2014.

Do you have the available time and determination to train for IRONMAN?

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Week #10 Totals:

Swim: Β 4600 yards

Bike: Β 72.3 miles

Run: Β 18.7 miles

Strength Training: Β 2 hours & 15 minutes

Hot Yoga: Β 2 hours & 30 minutes

Week #10 in the greenΒ ;)

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24 thoughts on “Typical Week of Workouts

  1. I really love what you did with the pictures! I could not train for an Ironman at this point.. the intensity of training I could probably deal with, but not the time investment.

  2. Nice work!! That’s a solid week of training πŸ˜‰ you rock! See you at IMWI? I’m not racing. Volunteering and registering for 2015! But I’ll be there cheering you on!!

    1. Thanks Kathy!! It would be AWESOME to see you on race day or sometime that weekend!! Let me know your plans and we’ll try to coordinate πŸ™‚

  3. I always say that I wish I could train full time – and now that I can because I don’t have a job, I realized that I don’t exactly get paid for it… Ha!

    1. That is the hard part, Laura…I always say that I wish I could train full time as well, but I still need to have cash flow coming in to pay for all my races and hobbies. I guess I’ll have to keep working for a while πŸ˜‰

  4. Whew- it’s crazy to think of doing even more πŸ™‚ Do you ever take a day fully off?
    When I’ve trained for Ironmans, I always took Fridays completely off. It was such a fabulous mental break!

    1. Abby, right now I don’t have a day off. When I am on break, my schedule can be rearranged to make that happen. I’m looking forward to next week (spring break), so that I can have a day off and mentally refocus for the last 11 weeks of school πŸ˜‰

  5. It’s so inspiring reading this. I always wonder how people find the time (and energy) for all the hours IM training requires. I am at the point in my career where I have enough flexibility in my schedule to train, but I can’t imagine teaching all day too! I’m curious – do your students or other teachers at your school know that you are training for an IM?

  6. I am currently training for IMLP. I totally understand your perspective! Balancing work, training and trying to cook/plan meals/pack lunch & snacks is very tough! The two-a-days are even harder, especially when unplanned things come up, such as working late at the office. Yesterday, I trained on the bike at 5:15am, had to work late, was at the pool and in the water by 7:00pm, home at 8:20pm, dinner at 8:45pm. Whew! I know all this craziness will be worth it come race day!!! Thanks for sharing to remind us there are lots of us in the same boat!! Keep up the solid work.

    1. Will this be your first IM? Thankfully not every day is like the one you described for yesterday, but when they show up, they are a challenge. The craziness now will definitely be worth it on race day πŸ˜‰ Keep putting one foot in front of the other to achieve your goal!!

  7. Awesome week, Kecia! Looks very similar to my typical week πŸ™‚ It can be tough to fit it all in, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Hope you’ve had a GREAT spring break!

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