Over the past week we’ve been following a training week in the life of Pete Jacobs. Part of a new feature for Triathlete Europe, we’re going to give you a glimpse into the daily training miles – and lives – of some of the best athletes in the World.
And Pete is certainly one of those. Despite an injury-plagued year Pete has backed up his eighth place at the Ironman World Championships with second (behind Craig Alexander) at the Australian Long Course Championships. Up until recently he was gunning for a win at Challenge Quelle Roth (where he’s finished second the past two years). However, a stomach parasite has disrupted his preparation (“my legs and strength completely disappeared, and I could only motivate myself for one run a week,” Pete said) although he is planning to race Roth in less than a month.
Pete has been updating us on his training via Twitter (you can follow him at twitter.com/petejjacobs).
Total Training Miles For the Week:
“This week was a normal week, most weeks are very similar. My run sessions were pretty short since it was the first week I’ve felt strong running and added some efforts.
“Three long rides is something I’ve just started doing the last four weeks, but it is feeling good and I’m getting good results so I will keep it up. I will also keep thursday as a run day (with a swim), and saturday as a one run session day. I ride fridays ride with strength efforts (big gear up the hills).”
Session One: Long run (20km) Monday. Faded bad with tight hips (front and back) over last 10km. Longest run in 4 months…
Session Two: 4km swim. 1km warm-up, 7x400m leaving on 5:30. Fastest was 4:45.
Meal One: Brown rice, natural yoghurt, walnuts, sweet chilli sauce, tinned tuna, olive oil. Extras today – celery and snow peas.
Meal Two: Powerbar chocolate protein powder, rice milk, granola, gluten free and almonds.
90 minute sleep
Glute rolling on TP Therapy Balls.
Training: Rest day.
Session One: Easy 2.5km swim.
Session Two: Pilates.
Meal One: Porridge and almonds and Maple Syrup.
Self-massage on TP Therapy Gear
Session One: Out at 8:20am for long ride (4hrs 15 minutes).
Session Two: Swim: 1km warm-up, 1km time trial, 1km cool down
Session Three: Easy 45 minute run
‘I was either eating, training or getting ready to train all day. Felt very busy, but satisfying.’
Session One: Short run: 4x1km efforts
Session Two: 1:15 run.
‘Have let go my goal to win Roth. Hardly being able to run in May, meant stress prepping for Roth. Will do better now @ Roth without stress.’
Session One: Five hour bike. Included two short stops.
“Thinking I’ve been swimming more than ever but not getting fast. Am going to break from pool for 3-4 days.”
Training: Rest Day
Session One: 2x3km run efforts
‘Saturday is usually my second rest day of the week, but I had a busy week and wanted to fit in another run session.’
Session One: 140km bike. Five hours with five good climbs
Session Two: Swim: 5x400m leaving on 5min. First in 4:47, descend each to last in 4:37.
‘Been my best week in months, & happier about Roth now ’