Are We There Yet?

I forgot to post my totals for last week (Week 21) and here I am at the end of Week 22 already.

This was a LONG training stretch. Because of graduation, my off day was a week ago Saturday, not my usual (and beloved) Monday. This threw my numbers off a bit and also meant that, in the stretch from Sunday to Sunday, I had both my long runs and both my long rides without rest in between. Oh, Coach Amy cut me some slack on Tuesday with only a swim but it felt like workout after workout after workout.

My legs really let me know today during my long run. Just tired. And hot.

So I can look at my training totals one of two ways: breaking it down by the week as I normally would, or taking the off-day (Saturday) as the end of the week.

Here’s what the numbers look like maintaining my normal week pattern, meaning that I go from Sunday to Monday as one week.

Week 21: Ironman Training Totals

swim     3:25
bike       8:54
run        4:18
total     16:37

Week 22: Ironman Training Totals

swim      3:00

bike       6:33

run         3:45


total      13:18

Now, the second way is the way it FELT to me…Week 21 is from Sunday to Friday, and Week 22 spans from Sunday to Sunday

Week 21                           Week 22
swim     2:17                     swim    3:49
bike       3:00                     bike    12:27
run         1:00                     run       7:03
————–           —————–
total      6:17                       total   23:09

It’s two weeks of working out to the tune of 29+ hours, no matter how you slice it.*

*Yes, I know there is some discrepancy between the totals somewhere to the tune of 29 minutes I think, but my brain is just too tired to look at these numbers anymore…and math was never my strong suit to begin with …and you get the idea….

Published by Leah Nyfeler

I’m a writer, editor, runner, and adventurer who is always looking for the next new story, exciting adventure, and good meal/book/movie. My focus is on helping people find their best, healthiest self through sharing what I know and how I’ve come to learn it. In addition to my blog “Enjoying the Journey: Observations on the Fit Life” at, my articles have appeared in a variety of print and online magazines. You can hear me as part of the 2015 Austin cast of Listen To Your Mother.

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