Weekly Recap: Race Week

This isn’t the race report, yet! All (way too many words) of it is complete, but I am hoping for some race pics to be posted early this week so I can include them, since I don’t have any spectator pics!

Countdown to B2B: 1 week (Week of October 15)

I have to admit I was really surprised to see what my training plan had scheduled for this week. Since I still wasn’t feeling recovered on Sunday, I decided to drop out a run and all but short bits of intensity. I felt it was more important to feel completely rested than anything.

Monday – 1300 yd swim: I went to the pool with the intention of doing 1800 yds. but thunder and lightening cut it short. This was probably one of the only times that I wouldn’t have been bothered in the least bit by cutting it short!

Tuesday – 16.9 mile ride, ~1:05, 15.6 mphIt was freezing when Jenni and I started this ride. I was covered head to toe in clothing and still didn’t warm-up for nearly 30 minutes. We took it super easy, but my legs felt really fresh. We both commented that we can’t remember the last time we had a ride in the 15 mph range.

Wednesday – 3 mile run w/1 mile @ HMPIt is so weird to only run 3 miles! Walter went with me and as always during taper, the run was not near as confidence boosting as I think it should be. I had a hard time getting my legs going for the faster mile in the middle. I finally ended the mile at 7:48 min/mile, but it definitely felt way harder than it should based on the amount of rest I have had this week!

Thursday – 10.8 miles, 41:30, 15.6 mph: Last ride before leaving for Wilmington! I rode from my house, which involves a lot of stopping and starting at stop signs, lights, etc. but once I got into the park, I did 3 loops, with the 2nd loop at tempo pace. My legs felt pretty good, but my lungs felt a little congested and like I was working really hard to breath. Once again, another taper training session that dents the confidence!

Friday – 20 min bike + short swim

Saturday – Beach to Battleship 70.3: 5:07:40 – Race report coming soon!

Sunday – REST & Celebrate! 

  • Swim = 2300 yds
  • Bike = 93.2 miles
  • Run = 16.1 miles
  • Time = 8 hrs. 


About Corey

I am a 30-something swim, bike, run addict married to my best friend and in love with my two schnoodle doggies.
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6 Responses to Weekly Recap: Race Week

  1. Carrie says:

    Can’t wait to read all about the race! I love how you wrote it was weird to run only three miles–life of a triathlete right there. ;)

  2. XLMIC says:

    So excited to read all about it! You killed it!!!

  3. i want that report!! :)

  4. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast says:

    5:07??? Wow, Corey!! So thrilled for you- can’t wait to read all the details!!

  5. chasingthekenyans says:

    So I read (belated) your pre-race posts and see that your old PR was a 5:47 something and that you were nervous aiming for a 5:20, and then come to find out you do a 5:07. !!!!!!! That is awesome!!

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