Time To Get After It

Just over three months in, I haven’t posted nearly as often as I’d hoped to. Mostly that’s because this is supposed to be a blog about training, and I just haven’t been doing much of that. There are all kinds of possible excuses for this, but at the end of the day, none of it matters. There’s no way to accomplish my goals for the year without serious training.

Fortunately, I haven’t been slacking either. Less than 4 months into the year and I’ve already competed in six events, including three marathon or longer. Right now, I’m calling all of this endurance work “base training.”

But now it’s time to really get after it. Ironman 70.3 Hawaii is just under 8 weeks out. Now it’s time to build on that base and work on getting faster. That’s going to take speed work in all disciplines, and it’s also going to mean planning carefully for proper rest and recovery between hard workouts. There can be no more just going out to play and calling it good.

This week is off to a good start. Yesterday I started the training week with a pool session that included a 1500yd time trial, then a moderately paced 5 mile run. Today will be another moderate 5 mile run, then hill repeats on the bike this evening. Running speed work will be later this week.

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