Week # 4, Month #1 Swimming, biking, running

Week #4

Ran 40 miles

Cycled 5.5 hours

Swam 4700 meters!

Didn’t stick to one of my swim workouts… Continually went further including a couple 800 meter continuous sets. What I did take from the week… Tiredness! I was exhausted when Sunday came around and unsure whether I would finish my 13 mile planned run. I made it!

Monthly totals for month 1;

Ran 151 miles

Cycled 18 hours

Swam 14000 meters

That swimming total is a little nuts… It has hard to imagine folks swimming 10-15000 meters a week…

The cycling, I still find it very manageable. After getting through the first hour, the others tend to go by quickly other than being a sweaty mess. It tends to make for quite an uncomfortable run afterwards, have to remember a change of shirts…



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About bearrunner

I am a resident and employed in Halifax N.s... I love to run marathons and half marathons... Employed in the health care industry, enjoy photography, music, warm weather...

20 responses to “Week # 4, Month #1 Swimming, biking, running”

  1. elisariva says :

    The swimming takes tIme. Doing repeats of 100’s and 200’s with 10-20 second breaks will help your endurance the most. I know it sounds crazy, but it works. Slowly increase your distance over time. To get to 15,000 a week requires swimming 5-6 times a week. You my not want that! You will get stronger even swimming 6000 meters or so a week! Great job.

  2. mummyetc says :

    WOW – impressive!

  3. annewoodman says :

    Wow. The running 40 miles is plenty for me! Can’t imagine adding the long swims and cycling, too. Kudos!

  4. blessedwiththunderthighs says :

    During the training, what do you do to keep yourself from getting bored or mentally drained?
    And after each training day, do you have any methods for recovery?
    By the way, looks like you are doing an amazing job with training!

  5. Laura Milsom says :

    Reading those numbers is making me dizzy with triedness, but it is inspiring, so keep it up. Time for a cuppa…

  6. Anna says :

    Wow! You’re really covering some distances in all three sports!

  7. tischcaylor says :

    I’m amazed you can type after all that….

  8. samsamdevis says :

    Good job mate! :0)

  9. hshawjr says :

    See you can do it and still have fun 🙂

  10. Adrienne says :

    Wow, very impressive!

  11. AndrewGills says :

    That’s some seriously solid training! Well done 🙂

  12. Sharon says :

    Impressive. Totally admire your strength to deliver these miles, metres and hours of training 🙂

  13. jillandnikkidowork says :

    Wow your training is really impressive. It’s motivating and something to work towards!

  14. Lisa says :

    Sounds like you are right on track! It’s fun (and practically exhausting) just to read about what training for an IM really looks like.

  15. quarkofthedark says :

    Impressive records! I’m looking up to be able to do something like this in the future. You seriously have insane endurance!

  16. AprilRuns says :

    Managed to swim 1 km last week. You have my admiration!

  17. Fun-sized says :

    Wow, I can’t imagine at all. I am trying to get to the gym 3 times a week to lift weights 1/2 an hour. It has been mostly happening for about 2 weeks. How do you have the tiime? Then again I can’t imagine running.

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