Ya hoo!!! It is finally time for me to set up my new training plan. Since my first Ironman in early December I have stayed active, I have set up weekly type plans so that I have some idea of what type of exercise to do each day and am not totally lost; but I have also tried to focus in on play and listening to my body; to add in more cross country skiing, downhill skiing, strength and anything else I felt like (which turned out to be nothing else). I think that was healthy and all, but I am thrilled that it is time to create a new plan.
Since shortly after my last race I had planned that my next big one would be Ironman Cozumel on November 26, 2017, but a few things had been up in the air and it was possible that I would have to choose a different one. But that is now over, so I get to plan away.
Over the past few years I have followed a lot of plans. I have found different ones online. I have modified-for-me plans from Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals (Steven Jonas), Training Plans For Multisport Athletes (Gale Bernhardt), and The Triathlete’s Training Bible (Joe Friel – this is more of a whole bunch of good information to use to create one’s own plan). This year I decided to try a plan in Be Iron Fit (Melanie and Don Fink). I suppose I am learning different things each time I follow a different type of plan…though really it is a whole lot of swimming, biking, and running with some slow efforts, long efforts, and some speed thrown in no matter how you look at it.
So here it is, my life for the next 8 months starting on Monday. I cannot wait!