In my countdown to my Ironman attempt, I was reviewing some online training programs again. Hey, what do you know? My volume has looked remarkably like this chart! Including the final build about 9 weeks out from the event, which I'm entering into now. What I have planned for this next nine weeks is remarkably similar to most training program recommendations out there for someone at my fitness level. How 'bout that?
I was also enjoying Gordo's thoughts on improved performance after some slack time. I'm in agreement with the notion that consolidation of training improvements happens not during the actual training, but during the rest and recovery phase afterwards. So my vacation weeks, a.k.a. step-back weeks, have had an important function, I believe, in terms of mental and physical R&R.
But now we're heading into the final countdown. For those casual readers out there, suffice it to say that this blog is probably going to be consumed by my obsession with this single Ironman triathlon over the next 2.5 months. Please keep arms and legs inside the ride at all times.
P.S. Congratulations to PuddyRat on becoming an Ironman at IMC! I'm looking forward to that race report!