I have officially started the training plan now which means 20 weeks until the big event! It is a ‘Super Simple’ Ironman Training Plan written by Matt Fitzgerald (Endurance sports writer, coach and nutritionist). I followed his 70.3 plan which worked for me so thought I would go with that.
The plan prescribes three swims, three rides and three runs (plus one or two short brick runs) per week. There is always one rest day and every fourth week is a reduced-volume recovery week. Each week I fit the workouts around my teaching days/RNLI work and other family commitments. There is only a handful of different types of workouts, each of which has a simple format and is simple to execute. I’m keeping up the core fitness and the yoga too. Most days I start training at 6 am, this means I can fit more into my day!
Dave and I did our first big ride together on Saturday it was so lovely to have company the whole ride and it was a gorgeous sunny morning. I think I am using my gears a bit more effectively now thanks to a bit of tuition, but apparently my descending skills need some work! I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to zooming down hills!
I had my first attempt at using the aero bars, kindly lent to me by a friend- they were missing a pad so I improvised with a bra pad- worked a treat for now, the proper ones are on order!
Looking forward to the next ride Dave!