This week is the beginning of my 20 week plan to become an Ironman. Most plans are longer than 20 weeks but I am starting this after recently completing a couple marathons and an ultra marathon so I feel a couple weeks of rest is more important that having a 24 week plan. I am very limited on time for training. I am recently separated so there is a big juggling act that has to take place in order to balance work, kids, and training. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the support of my parents (my Mom especially), my family (kids and ex), my team, and my friends (online and IRL).
Now that I am officially on a plan I have to do my best to stay true to it, while not driving myself and my family crazy. I have a general schedule that I will be using and then a weekend plan for the buildup of the long rides and runs. Luckily swimming is not an issue for me and I am not planning on trying to make great improvements there. I just want to maintain.
Here is my weekly schedule
Monday: PM Swim/Yoga
Tuesday: PM Ride (on trainer or at computrainer studio)/Run
Wednesday: PM Swim (after the kids go to bed)
Thursday: AM Run/ PM Ride (trainer)
Friday: REST!!!! (or swim maybe…)
Saturday: Swim/ Long Run
Sunday: Long Ride/ Short Run
Ready, Set, GO!