Is it just me or are these reviews coming faster and faster? I can’t believe I’m already in week! Only 10 more weeks now!
- Half Ironman Mental Preparation
- August Half Ironman Training Plan
- HIM Training: Week 1
- HIM Training: Week 2
- HIM Training: Week 3
- HIM Training: Week 4
- HIM Training: Week 5
The original plan:
What actually went down:
I knew when I built my plan that I would be on a tropical island this past week with very limited access to equipment, a bike, or a gym. I had already scaled the plan down a lot, but the addition of my injury had me scaling it back even further. Still, for being on vacation on a tiny island, I’d say I did pretty good.
- Pace Swim Workout w/ Ben and Kelly (1500 yds)
- 60 minute Walk (3.1 miles)
- 4 mile run on the island (4 miles)
- Pyramid Swim Workout (1750 yds)
- Last Vacation Run ( 3 miles)
- 60 minute Bike ride with Kelly (13 miles)
By the Numbers:
- Swim: 3250 yds
- Bike: 13 miles
- Run: 7 miles (Walk): 3.1 miles
- Strength: 0 Days
I’ll consider this week a taper week. I took it easy, scaled back, and enjoyed my vacation. I went into it not expecting much and I think that helped. Trying to plan a million workouts on vacation would have been crazy. Going in with moderate expectations and building vacation into the training plan was key. Otherwise I would have felt nothing, but guilt the whole time for not being able to keep up with it.
Do you pencil vacations into your training plans?
I had a big, beautiful salad for lunch today.
Look at all those colors. Colorful food makes me happy.
In the bowl:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Mozzarella Cheese
Cinnamon Pita Chips on the side. They were the perfect sweet ending treat to lunch.
This Monday is flying by. Is it really 2:00 already? Wowza!