I decided to start building a triathlon base. Not sure yet if that will result in me actually signing up and doing the Vermont Journey Half Ironman. I am changing my mind all the time these days, and really like the flexibility of being noncommittal in one aspect of my life. I am only 2 days into this, but I am loving 2 workouts/day, and it is not hard (so far) to fit them in with my schedule. I absolutely love the 2 90 min/week trainer workouts, when I get a chance to watch a movie or TV without being pulled in all directions by outside "happenings". Will see how it will go. I will start the actual training sometime in May. I took Paul's advice and created a program based on the FIRST running guide, which goes something like this:
M: Run speed (6-13) and Bike Speed or Hills (20-30) (these will be bricks later)
Tue: Swim (1-2) and easy run (5); core work
Wed: Run tempo (6-13) and Bike tempo (20-30) (these will be bricks later)
Thursday: Swim (1-2) and easy run (5) ; core work
Friday: rest (or fit in one workout missed during the week)
Saturday: Endurance run (10-22 during marathon training) and Endurance swim (1-2 miles)
Sunday: Endurance Bike (40-70); core work
Yes, I am doing more running than I need to, but I have a fight to pick with the marathon in the Fall, so I want to keep my mileage up 30-40sh at least until July when I start actual marathon training and will go into the 50s.
So now I am really excited. And scared. Will my body be able to handle this all? Am I sabotaging my marathon training by doing so much swim bike over the summer? Maybe, maybe not. But for today, this seems like a good plan, and I am having lots of fun thinking things through, facing my open water phobia, and stepping into the unknown...For today, this sounds like a great idea! Will see if tomorrow I'll feel the same...
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