Preface: I’m going to try to give a quick recap of my Ironman training all the way up until the race. I’ll try
to keep it brief, but no promises.
Consider training officially underway for Ironman Arizona! The first week was a gentle ramp-up in the form of ten workouts spread over 6 days. No question I have some work to do, especially in the pool. But the change of pace from run-only training to include biking and swimming has remotivated me! After my hip injury last month and scrapping my Boston goal, tri training has given me new focus.
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned while tri training last year, my favorite part is seeing huge, immediate improvement. At this point, for me it’s hard to see big gains in running, but when you’re basically drowning on Day 1, Day 5 feels like you’re Michael Phelps! By my third swim day I was exhausted, but ready to dive back in for Week 2. So we’ll see how things progress from here.
One week down, thirty-five to go!