Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ironman NZ – 5 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 6 : BASE 3 (Week 3 of 5) Training Hours: 18:25 (Swim 2:36, Bike 11:16, Run 4:33) Training Stress: 1072 CTL Ramp Rate: + 8.6 (to 107) Distance: Swim 8 km, Bike 269 km, Run 51km The … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 6 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 7 : BASE 3 – Second Week of Five Training Hours: 8:12 (Swim 1:55, Bike 1:33, Run 4:44) Training Stress: 571 CTL Ramp Rate: – 3.0 (to 98.4) Distance: Swim 5.5 km, Bike 47 km, Run 55km … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 7 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 8 : BASE 3 – First Week Training Hours: 15:44 (Swim 2:04, Bike 11:24, Run 2:16) Training Stress: 762 CTL Ramp Rate: + 1.7 (to 101.4) Distance: Swim 5.9 km, Bike 317 km, Run 26km The Highlights … Continue reading

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BASE 3 – What’s in Store?

I’ve just started the BASE 3 training block for Ironman New Zealand. BASE3 is a five week block that covers Week 8 through to Week 4; it delivers me three weeks out from the race. After this block it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 8 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 9 : BASE 2 ‘Recovery’ Week Training Hours: 14:14 (Swim 1:44, Bike 8:50, Run 3:40) Training Stress: 846 CTL Ramp Rate: + 4.1 (to 99.7) Distance: Swim 6.8 km, Bike 217 km, Run 46km The Highlights 3 … Continue reading

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Adaptations after months of training

I’ve been training steadily for 11 weeks, averaging 11.5 hours per week. What’s changed? What have I noticed? Early riser. I’m automatically getting up at 5-5:30am on my Tues, Thu and Sundays. No questions asked. No matter what happens the … Continue reading

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Ironman NZ – 9 Weeks To Go

Summary of Week 10 : BASE 2 Swim Focus Week Training Hours: 14:54 (Swim 5:17, Bike 5:35, Run 4:03) Training Stress: 999 Distance: Swim 15.6 km, Bike 157 km, Run 47km The Highlights Biggest week so far. It’s nice to … Continue reading

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