The picture today is a shot from probably the most epic stage in cyling history.  It’s a gentle reminder to myself that success comes from working hard – even if it doesn’t seem like fun – especially because when you look back – it might have been fun.  However, it needs to be tempered with working easy.

Racine was a great race this past weekend, and I dug pretty deep for my race, but I’m entering the last weeks of viable training time for IMWI.  In that light, I took Monday as a complete rest day, and slept in Tuesday morning.

The goal for this week is to get some solid training in, but show up Sunday at Tri-ing for Childrens ready to go sub-2 for an Olympic.


  • Monday
    • Off
  • Tuesday
    • AM: Off
    • PM: 2:15 run (2:12:52 -17.749 miles actual)
  • Wednesday
    • AM: Swim (6×300 SCY @ 4:00 – 3:35-3:40 swim time)
    • PM: 2 hour bike + 30 run – 3×20 @ HIM
  • Thursday
    • AM: Swim
    • PM: 90 minute bike + 30 minute run – Steady IM Pace
  • Friday
    • AM: 2:30 easy ride to Lake Geneva
    • PM: 60 minute easy-steady run
  • Saturday
    • AM: Swim
  • Sunday
    • Triing for Childrens
    • 3.5 hour easy post ride

The remaining 3 weeks before Pleasant Prairie will be focused on hitting my basic weeks: 1 Tempo Ride, 1 tempo run, 1 long run, 1 long ride each week.

I feel like my FTP which is likely around 320 is plenty high – I don’t need to worry about getting it higher – I just need to hit the workouts and become more confident in that and more comfortable riding at that intensity (and it’s children zones).

In the past, I have usually struggled a little with this last month of so of training before IM, I tend to become a little lax and miss more than I’d like.  I would like to improve on that this year and maintain the wave of the last month.

One thought on “No Rest for the Wicked

  1. hey scott, just read the race report, congrats and good luck this weekend. you’re run is really coming along!

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