My goal is to write a weekly (yeah fat chance) short blog detailing my training and preparation for Ironman St George along with the trials and tribulations of managing my own business and trying to keep everything else in my life in order. I realize that some of you out there face many more time constraints than I but I think by providing some insight into how I coach myself, decisions I make around what workouts happen and don't happen and how that fits with training commitments that might not necessarily fit with my own plan will provide learning opportunities for you all.
A quick snap shot of where I am starting from with my training, body comp, etc is below:
- Age 37, height 5'9", weight 155lbs (goal race weight 150lbs)
- Swim - Averaged probably one swim a week this year (maybe), recent workout in a SCY pool was 2x(300s 30s rest, 2x150 rest 15s, 3x100 rest 10s) all at LT, times - 3:50, 1:58, 1:15-18
- Bike - Averaged two rides a week this year of approx 1 hour in duration. My guess as to where my FTP is right now is 265-270w (last year when preparing for Kona it was 290-295)
- Run - Strong right now, averaged four to five a runs a week this year. Recent 10km with my new found 'slow' ultramarathon legs was 37:26 at Salmon Days. Will run Rock n Roll AZ with the goal of going under 3 hours (never run an open marathon before ;)) on January 16th.