How did Week 2 go for you?

ironman march


I did AWESOME. So proud of myself for hitting all my goals this week.


As a reminder, we’re working towards swimming, biking, and running the total distances for the Ironman triathlon over the course of an entire month.  That means the goal for this week was to do:

ironman march week 2

I did a total of six sports over four days of exercise; therefore, two of my workouts were multi-sport. I did one swim/run and a bike/run. I’m definitely aiming to do as many multisport days as possible because I believe this will make a big difference come race day!


Total distances:


  • Swimming: 1000 yards
  • Biking: Two spin classes
  • Running: 6.6 miles


I’ve been struggling with soreness and have been doing one day of exercise followed by one day off.  This seems to be helping a lot and will hopefully allow me to get over this fitness plateau and onto bigger and better things!  I think I just need to push myself a bit… into a higher level of strength and endurance… and in a week or so, these workouts should feel like a walk in the park (and then I’ll step it up again!).


How was your workout week?



  • kwithme March 14, 2013, 8:10 pm

    One of my fave double workouts was a run followed by a swim. I know it is not triathalon order, but my legs felt so much better the next day than when I just ran. I think the cool
    water and pressure helped with the recovery.

  • Ashley March 14, 2013, 8:14 pm

    I still haven’t built up the guts to start swimming- and I definitely need to! I’ve been fighting with a foot injury (and having a hard time being a smart runner) and really struggling with finding a balance in life. When my training week isn’t “perfect” I feel like I’m failing.

    I wrote a post about balance (or the lack thereof) earlier today and could really use some advice

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) March 14, 2013, 8:54 pm

    I’m done with the running for IM March as of yesterday…and finished the swimming on, um, March 2. Biking, I’m slacking and won’t be done until Sunday. Only at 95 miles as of right now.

  • Alli March 14, 2013, 9:17 pm

    I’m one of those who is addicted to Crossfit. This week so far I’ve done 3 crossfit classes and an 8 mile run. One more crossfit day tomorrow and another run/abs session at the gym. I feel so great in the morning but man I’m exhausted right now!
    Great job on your workouts thus far!

  • Abby March 14, 2013, 9:25 pm

    My workout goal is 4 days/week- so far I’ve been hitting it almost every week since New Years! I definitely struggle with soreness too. I can never workout more than 2 or 3 days in a row, even when I’m in tip top shape. I don’t understand how some people workout 6 days a week! I guess everyone is different.

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith March 14, 2013, 9:44 pm

    I am struggling to meet my cycle goals. It has been hard to make it to classes and while I’d love to get outside it isn’t working out either. I’m hoping to catch up, but I may find myself on the last week pedaling a bike at the gym for 6 days straight!

  • Nikki March 14, 2013, 10:11 pm

    This is a great idea. I missed out on the first two weeks, but maybe i will use it for reference and start up in April!

  • luv what you do March 15, 2013, 12:44 am

    Running= GOOD
    Biking and Swimming = Non existent!

    I’m thinking this will be Ironman March and April for me : )

  • Courtney Leigh March 15, 2013, 8:24 am

    DST kicked my butt this week. I met my swimming goal, but that was it. Hope to make it up this next week before my Easter vacation.

  • Sonia the mexigarian March 15, 2013, 9:12 am

    I completed run and swimming but the cycle just did not happen. Going to work on that next week. 🙂

  • Chantal March 15, 2013, 11:58 am

    I was good on the running, didn’t swim at all (shoulder injury – but did 500 yd in the pool today!), and was 10 miles short on the biking. I’m not counting my ~30 miles of bike commuting each week for this challenge because I don’t think of it as a workout, but maybe I should!

  • Carolina John March 15, 2013, 12:52 pm

    The bike is always the tough part. it takes so long to cover those miles! Keep going strong girl. volume is the key right now.

  • Erin @ The Elliptical Chronicles March 15, 2013, 6:26 pm

    Great job on your workouts! Don’t feel discouraged by the “workout plateau” – you really are taking on and conquering so much, so feel proud!

    My workout week has been really good overall. I think I started out strong and then kinda hit a low point as of yesterday, but I somehow managed to rally today (I think I was just generally enthused for Friday to be here), so it feels good to have finished out strong (tomorrow and Sunday I’m taking as rest days and celebrating St. Patty’s Day with my husband and friends out of town :D)

  • Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} March 15, 2013, 7:22 pm

    Ugh, this week was awful! I did one spin class and ran a half marathon, where I proceeded to suffer not one but two injuries! I’m now on restrictions from all exercise as per the sports med doctor until 4/16!

  • Timothy Swanson March 16, 2013, 2:42 pm

    Hillarious! When I first looked at the post, I thought it was an event done in one day, LOL. Trying to bike more to help save the knees.
    Great job on working towards the goals.

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