To fit the bike bike week into my life, I took advantage of our EN Wisconsin Camp and added a few more days before and after of riding. I would preferred to do 4-5 days of longer rides, but work and the weather both significantly constrained me so I did the best I could. I also continued to run, but did all easy running during this time and reduced my running volume to let me recover from the bike workouts.
- Thursday: 1 hour on trainer with 3 x 10 @ FTP - 81.3 TSS / 0.91 IF / 232 NP / 23 miles - 30 minute easy run
- Friday: 5:15 EN group ride - 296.4 / 0.75 / 193 / 90 miles - 30 min brick run
- Saturday: 2:00 EN group ride - 98 / 0.72 / 185 / 31 miles - 60 min easy run
- Sunday: 2:00 on trainer - 146.5 / 0.86 / 220 / 46 miles - 50 min swim
- Monday: 1:00 on trainer with 3 x 10 @ FTP - 81.2 / 0.91 / 231 / 25 miles - 30 min easy run
- Tuesday: 1:00 on hotel bike - Estimated 55 / 0.75 / 190 / 18 miles - 60 min easy run
- Wednesday: 1:00 on hotel bike - Estimated 55 / 0.75 / 190 / 18 miles - 60 min easy run
- Bike: 13:15 / 813 TSS / 251 Miles
- Run: 4:30 / 36.9 Miles
The Results are still to be determined, but initially I can say I'm shocked how well my body handled all the hours in the saddle. In fact I felt pretty strong throughout most of the 7 days. The only time I was really struggling was on the Saturday ride in the cold rain when I was freezing and my legs were a little tired from the 5 hour ride the day before. I did already see a nice CTL bump in my PMC chart, assuming I hold onto that fitness I should be in a good place by June for IM 70.3 Kansas.
Time to recover from the big bike week and shift my focus to running for two weeks and prepare for a half marathon.