Mad Marty's 2002 Summer Training

02 September 2002

Pretty good week, pretty much putting the legs up and doing some peak effort taper quality stuff. Sprint triathlon on Sunday was a choice to get a last fast effort in before 5 days of very little training as I rest up for the big race.

Monday AM - 4hr ride - 25min run
L - off
PM - Labor day, no work off
Tuesday AM - off
L - off
PM - off
Wednesday AM - off
L - 6m run & situps
PM - 25min spin
Thursday AM - 3200 swim
L - 3m run & situps
PM - 1 hr trainer ride with 6 x 2 minute at Z3+
Friday AM - 2800 swim
L - 6m marathon tempo & situps
PM - off
Saturday AM - 25min jog w strides
L- off
PM - 15m ride (St Pete tri course)
Sunday AM - St Pete Triathlon (2nd overall, 1:05.35, another painful run), 2m cooldown
PM - off

Good race on Sunday, swam and rode well, then the body just starts failing, gasping for air, on the run. I am thinking it's due to a summer of low-mileage all around, and most long runs being done at IM pace...so next summer it will be back to 50-60miles per week and lots and lots of fast stuff.