Two weeks ago we hit 108 miles, which included the Keuka Lake Intermediate triathlon, and this week we hit 118 miles. 118 miles, I barely even drive that in a normal week (right now doesn't count since I'm not working)!
How did we get that many miles in a week? Here's a break down of our workouts:
Monday - off
Tuesday - rode 31.25 miles
Wednesday - ran 5 miles, swam 1,500 yards
Thursday - shortened brick (due to rain): 15 mile ride, 2 mile run
Friday - ran 3 miles
Saturday - ran 9 miles, swam 3,000 yards
Sunday - rode 50.5 miles
We actually cut out 5 miles of biking and 500 yards of swimming, but overall it wasn't a bad week! The weather was pretty lousy all week, but we lucked out and the sun came out on Sunday for our longest ride yet! Our ride was an out and back along Lake Ontario from Webster to Sodus Point which included riding by the lighthouse.
We should hit over 100 miles every week until Musselman Triathlon, which just shows what kind of work you need to put in to accomplish your goals! Right now we are gearing up for our longest ride, that we will repeat a few times before our 70.3 - 60 miles. While the bike leg is "only" (haha, yea only) 56 miles, we felt like it would be a good idea to go over that distance a few times.
Mike and I train, a lot. Last week was almost 11 hours of training, but when you want to finish a 70.3 and finish it happy and coherent, it's necessary. Next year during Ironman training we will be putting in more hours in the pool, saddle and on the road and I wouldn't change a thing!
And our training is a family affair, Bernie did some work this weekend too!
Swimming up a storm