Monday, April 13, 2009


Today begin my 30 week Iron Distance training program to prepare for Beach2Battleship. A million emotions are running through my head. The excitement to begin the training sometimes is taken over by the fear of failure. The time is here to open the binder and begin week #1.

The first 10 weeks are the base period. I have chosen to mesh the beginner and the intermediate plan because I am a slow runner and need the longer run times. The basic schedule is as follows:

Monday===== Rest Day
Tuesday===== Swim (AM) & Run (PM)
Wednesday===Bike/Run Brick
Thursday=====Swim (AM) & Bike (PM)
Friday ======Run
Saturday=====Long Bike- starts at 1:15 in week 1/ 3:00 in week 10
Sunday======Long Run- starts at 1:00 in week 1/ 2:00 in week 10

Total hours:
Week 1 = 6 hrs.
Week 10 = 10 hrs.

Waddling into week #1 -day #1 (Rest Day)...........


Sara Cox Landolt said...

How exciting! That race seems interesting too, I'm already looking forward to your race report. Go get 'em!

Vickie said...

Good luck and happy training! Its an exciting (and scary) time! Always be thinking positively.

Joe said...

Gotta take that first step!! Hope it goes well... don't worry about the rain!

RBR said...

It is ON baby! It is ON!!

Hang on for a wild ride!! I, for one, can't wait to ride along!

Stef said...

I can't wait to follow along with you either!

And I totally get the fear factor. I still get it and I'm doing the half! :-)

ShirleyPerly said...

Welcome to base training! I hear ya on the fear of failure thing. But that's what training is for, right?

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Kathy said...

One day at at a time - don't go getting too far ahead of yourself there!!!!!

Fe-lady said...

You can DO's amazing how your mind and body will adjust to the distances and times. It really works! (And you will sleep really well!) :-)

Sarah said...

Awesome - base building begins and you'll soon be on the road to B2B!!!