Our coach sent a text last Monday and told us our training schedule was posted for the following week.  He said something like, “and you might wanna check it cause it’s rough.”

I took a deep breath and clicked on the workout schedule.  Other than a short message, it was blank.  He’s basically given us the week off, which couldn’t have come at a better time.  I was running into a wall. 

And so it begins. 

He said we’ve been working very hard and are ahead of schedule.  We should take a week to regroup and mentally prepare for what’s ahead.  Walk the dog, go hiking, sleep in . . . whatever it takes to get our mind right for the grueling road that lies in front of us. 

We also have our first triathlon of the year next weekend.  It’s a short Sprint in Murfreesboro, TN and the Fab 5 +1 will all be racing. 

The ADP is a 300 meter swim, 10 mile bike, and 5k.  Even though it’s short, I’m getting a little anxious about the race.  Not because of the distance, but that for the first time I will actually be attempting to “sprint” much of this distance.  There doesn’t appear to be much room for error and I have set my goal at 1 hour and ten minutes.  (I’m hoping my previously discussed transition prowess bodes well in the Boro).

Anyway, there’s a good chance I may be blogging more than ever this week and the topics could take a great departure from the almighty Ironman.  Gardening, hammock hanging, above ground pools . . . nothing’s off limits.  So, please sit back and enjoy this prescribed week of laziness with me. 

How Much Ironman Training Do We Need?



4 thoughts on “How Much Ironman Training Do We Need?

  • March 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Time off, whats that? 1;10 sprint would be a great time. Hammer it!! Look forward to seeing your results. Im headed to Robbinsville NC with Starky and my coach and friends to enjoy getting beating up by elevation. Time to work, again!

  • March 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I will live vicariously through your week of laziness while I do another week of bricks!!!

    • March 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      ha! you got it, man! don’t lay down too many bricks, tho! when’s your next race?

      • March 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

        My first Triathlon ever will be in 20 more days, April 7th! Then a 100 mile bike ride to raise money for diabetes and a few more triathlons.

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