I know I said my plan was to take a bit of a break for the rest of October. But it's easier said than done. I really don't want to slow down. OK, maybe I'll cut back some of the double sessions for awhile and scale back a little bit in other places. But "taking time off" is just not in the cards.
So today I put these on for the first time in awhile:
|New Balance 875 trail shoes|
|Bolsa Chica Wetlands Preserve|
|Post run, in the car...can't say there isn't a little Rad Runner influence here.|
That said, I got this photo off of opix.net today. I know Jeff, I need to start taking spacers out and get into a more aggressive aero position. I will work on this, I promise. But I just wanted to remind
|Bike course, Big Rock Triathlon|
The problem with all the plans I looked at were that outside additional things like speed-work, the overall weekly mileage early in the plans are way below what I already do. So beyond adding the specific workouts, I'm not sure what the best course of action is. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Though it's still 7 months away, Ironman 70.3 Hawaii will soon (if it isn't already and I just don't know it yet) be my primary focus. I have broad goals in place. On the conservative side, I want to finish the race as strong as possible. I know I could get through the swim and the bike today if I had to, but running a half marathon after a fifty-six mile ride is what scares me. I want to "run" the run. This doesn't mean I'd blow through every aid station or anything like that, I just want to be able to look back and say I put in a solid performance.
On the "dare to dream" side, I'd like to be able to be in a position to maintain the pace(s) from last Saturday's race over double the distance, plus change. If I can come close to that, I'll be thrilled.
So this is what's next. I'll be throwing in a 5 or 10K every once in awhile just to make the training more interesting. Also there are a few local triathlons next April and May I won't want to miss. But in all honesty, my "off season" lasted one day (yesterday) where I ate like a complete jerk and loved every minute of it. I still went swimming though.