Friday, April 10, 2009

I had dinner last night with TriSharkie at Panera. We hadn't had much of a chance to talk in the past several weeks. I love to sit down with her because it always leads to a great discussion. Last night was no different.

The discussion centered on the coming iron distance training. We both were heading for the same race but with 2 totally different training plans. There is no doubt that both of our plans are good. We both have totally bought into our plan of choice. We began looking and comparing schedules to see how much that we could train together.

TriSharkie's plan was from Endurance Nation. It is a very time efficient plan and maximizes the use of every training minute. It focuses on working hard and intervals instead of long ,slow, distance. I understand the plan but do not believe it would be a good fit for me. TriSharkie believes in the plan and I know that is what it takes to have any plan work.

My plan is Be Iron Fit by Don Fink. It is a very conventional and easy to understand for me. It is very basic and for 30 weeks the weekly layout does not chang much. For me, it seems like less chance of injury.

The other discussion was of nutrtion for B2B. I am looking at Perpetuem and Sustained Energy. TriSharkie also added Infinit as an option. I have a feeling we will be talking alot about this also.

Waddling into training..............


ShirleyPerly said...

For sure, a training program will not work if you can't follow it. Mine is definitely not right for someone with a different background and different goals. Look forward to hearing more about your nutrition plans. I've used CarboPro in the past with good results but it only provides carbs, no electrolytes. Considering Infinit too, maybe.

Stef said...

Glad to hear about your training! Belief in the plan is so important!

I really like Perpetuem A LOT for long distance training and racing.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Different people, different goals, different plans. makes sense to me.

i'm intereeting in your nutrtition conclusions.

RBR said...

I am currently a Perpetuem convert. I love the stuff for the long rides and runs. Also Ultragen recovery drink.

Ironman training is kicking my ass.

I so tired...