…I’m just going to leave this post here like I haven’t been gone for 4 weeks….
1. I’m not dead. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back from things. Between moving to Florida, Fella starting a new job, living with my parents, adjusting to working from home, trying to find a new place to live, and crazy work travel for both Fella and I…..things have been hectic.
2. I’m taking a break from “longer” races for a while. It’s all relative. Racine (yes, a race report will be coming) was a hard race for many reasons. I need to take the hint from life and slow things down. I can’ train for a 70.3 properly while my life is up in the air. It’s just not working. That being said, I will be venturing into the Olympic distance triathlon and hopefully racing a half marathon as well. My next 70.3 will be Ironman Florida 70.3 in April and I am going to have big goals.
3. My coach and I are trying an experiment in the “off season”. The normal triathlon training schedule is a smattering of all three disciplines every week in pretty equal parts. This system is then put into a three week build and a one week step back. So it eventually looks like this:
I am going to be trying out a different training style that will look more like this:
Will it work? I have absolutely no idea. The thinking behind it is that I never feel like I can really hit a groove with any of the three disciplines. This ends with me being mediocre in all three instead of really great at any of them. This new training plan will really allow me to focus and make strides in each discipline without letting the other two suffer. In theory, at least.