Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon - Week 16 training

Week 16 was another good week for me.  This was my first taper week as I begin to heel up for the big race in 2 weeks.  After last weeks 20 miler and 8 miler in a 24 hour period.  I decided to place more focus on cycling this week.  By doing this, I am able to keep my fitness level up while giving my joints a break. As a clydesdale, my joints take a beating on 20 mile runs and I like to give them a break after that long of an effort.  On Wednesday, my workout turned into quit the rage run/ride.  It turned out to be good though, as I have a few duathlons planned in the near future and was able to gauge where I am at with my multi-sport fitness.  The rest of the week was spent resting and preparing for the Indy Mini Marathon.  I won't go into that now and should have my race report up within the next week or so.

This week will be a continuation of my taper.  I have some ideas in place for what I want to do.  Some of which are a little unconventional.  I haven't finalized my decision yet, so you will have to tune in next week to see what I decide.

I am a massive race fan and couldn't pass up the chance to pose next to an Indy car at the race expo.

20.26 mile ride at 16.8 mph

21.64 mile ride at 18.1 mph

31 mile ride at 22.5 mph
2 mile run at 7:30 pace

Rest day

Rest day - travel to Indianapolis

Indy Mini Marathon

Rest day - travel back to home

Miles:  88.02 miles
Calories burned:  5,205
Time:  6:08:11



inspirunning said...

hahaha, bacon & grapefruit bike with floral accents?? I was wondering what you'd find for this week! Can't wait to read the recap for the mini! awesome work dude!

Emily said...

Yes, I LOVE your bacon bicycle!! Good luck at the race!!