Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ironman training re-start

Today was the day it officially re-started! Not an enormous long-distance workout for starting, just a modest speed workout on the track and a half-hour of upper body freeweights and core work in the living room. But it's a start.

I've got the week mapped out for week 3 of 24 weeks of iron-distance training, which will end up at the beginning of summer (when I was planning to do Eagleman Aqua Velo, which has been dropped from the schedule in favor of a vacation at the beach). I still need to find a fun event or two in early June to cap off my spring training.

Key workouts planned for this week are a 120-min bike (probably on the trainer inside tomorrow), a 70-minute run, a 60-90 min swim and a 70 min bike/20 min run brick.

Then over the summer the plan is to go to maintenance training while the girls are out of school and free time is more limited; then crank up the volume again 10-12 weeks out from Beach 2 Battleship on November 7th. Battleship or bust!

Oh yeah, here's my current tentative event schedule, subject to additions when I find some other fun events (mostly for summer/fall) that fit in well:
  • RD Seminar: 08 Feb 09
  • B&A Half Marathon: 01 Mar 09
  • Disney Princess 5k: 07 Mar 09
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon: 08 Mar 09
  • National Half Marathon: 21 Mar 09
  • Dorchester YMCA half?: 11 Apr 09
  • Oxford Day 10k?: 26 Apr 09
  • Potomac Marathon: 03 May 09
  • Columbia Triathlon: 17 May 09
  • Chesapeakeman Aqua Velo: 26 Sep 09
  • B2B iron distance tri: 07 Nov 09


Shannon said...

Your my HERO...why that is a tall order. I can't wait to read all about your adventures.

Steve Stenzel said...

Good luck with the training! March looks BUSY!!

Have a great 09!

Adrith said...

Hi, Nancy! I'm registered for the Princess half, and considering doing the Potomac half, so perhaps our paths will cross in the next little while!

Nancy Toby said...

See you at the Princess Half! Are you dressing up? I plan to, but I'm still working on a costume.

MamaMaven said...

Best of luck on the training and the 2009 schedule. I am in awe of all those halfs!

Adrith said...

I'm still trying to decide what I want to do for the Princess Half. It may just be limited to decorating one of those soft-foam tiaras from Michael's. My free time, it is limited..

Kate said...

How do you do this? Looks like a lot of racing for a major training year.

Nancy Toby said...

How? Well, many of them are train-through races. I won't do a taper or recovery more than about a day for most of them.

ShirleyPerly said...

I wish my coach would let me do more races this year. Good luck with all those you have planned!