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Week 2 Ironman Training 11th - 17th January 2016 - Heart Rate Training what's that all about?

I went into week 2 on a bit of a high after week 1 going so well, but the start of the week was tough, the novelty of getting up early on cold dark winter mornings does not last very long! 

What is this heart rate training all about?  Having never using heart rate training before I'm not  sure if I'm doing it right.  I worked my zones out using the standard 200 - age formula, but have found during my runs that it is difficult to stay in zone 2 and feel like I am actually working.  Looks like this will take a bit of getting used to.....

Anyone who knows me knows that I like to talk when training, so i thought I would use the handy guide above instead of my heart rate monitors to gauge the zone I was in!

I went on the school ski trip on Saturday 16th Jan, so this weeks training had to be crammed into 5 days instead of 6!

Week 2 went like this:

Monday: Swim (300m warm up, 8x50m drills, 16x25m with 10 secs rest between, 1x400m with 60secs rest, 16x25m with 10 secs rest, 8x50m drills, 200m cool down), Run (30 mins zone 2)

TuesdayBike (1:30 hr turbo zone 2)

Wednesday: Bike (30 mins turbo zone 1 100+ RPM), Run (45 mins zone 2) 

Thursday: Brick Session (30 mins turbo zone 2, 15 mins run zone 2)

Friday: Swim (300m warm up, 8x50m drills, 1x300m with 40 secs rest, 3x200m with 30 secs rest, 1x300m with 30 secs rest, 8x50m drills, 200m cool down),  Run (1 hr zone 2)

Saturday: Skip Trip

Sunday: Ski Trip

Total 7 hours training


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