Last week I began the taper for Ironman 70.3 Muncie. When I signed up for this race in 2019 I had no idea I wouldn’t be racing it until 2022. With the pandemic in 2020 and Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2021, this race got pushed back later than originally planned, but I am fit, healthy, and ready to give it my absolute best on Saturday!
Quote of the week:
“taper [ta•per] (noun): a gradual decrease”~Merriam Webster
Swim highlights: 6100 yards
I got myself back in a pool last Wednesday after having a week off. I was feeling very anxious with the lack of swimming I’d done during the previous week, walking into a new pool, and the uncertainty with what to expect, but I NEEDED to get back in the water. Ironman 70.3 Muncie was only 10 days out, so it was time to do some fine tuning.
- Warm up:
- 2×150 swim (15 sec rest)
- 2×150 pull (15 sec rest)
- 4×50 kick (30 sec rest)
- Main Set (On the main set the goal is to swim faster as you get more rest):
- 3 rounds of:
- 3×200 (10 sec rest/15 sec rest/20 sec rest)
- 1x 100 EZEZ (30 sec rest)
- 3 rounds of:
- Cool Down:
- 100 EZ
Bike highlights: 130 miles
All of my bike miles were done indoors again this week. I had lots of scheduling conflicts to work around, so riding indoors was the most efficient use of my time.
Run highlights: 12.2 miles
After Sunday’s race, I wasn’t sure how my legs would bounce back. Thankfully on Tuesday when I did a short + easy run off the bike, I was able to tell that they were performing better than I expected. On Wednesday I did my last longish run before Ironman 70.3 Muncie and things felt good.
Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily
Weekly Totals: 13 hours & 2 minutes
2×30 minutes of full body strength training
Attitude of Gratitude:
What were your highlights from week 38 of 2022?!