Thursday, March 25, 2010

March Training

It's been a busy last couple of weeks at work, which had slowed down my training recently--or more correctly, has kept me from increasing my training as much as I have wanted. I've finally gotten past the busiest weeks of my month and now will have a few weeks of relative calm. Whether it is good, bad or neither, my schedule goes into utter chaos the week and a half before the coming 70.3.

This should finally give me the chance to bring my 70.3 training up to its peak before tapering down for my April 25 date with the Lone Star Half Ironman (now called Ironman 70.3 Texas). Compared my current training to my training leading up to my last 70.3 this past October, I am ahead on my running, a bit behind on my bike training and about even on my swimming. In reality I had racked up more total training time in the months before the October event, but I also have a greater athletic base for this event as I ran 4 events in the December - February time period.

For all my efforts to train for this race, I only got around to registering for it last night. I should be grateful that it had not yet sold out, although I was watching the race director's website for any signs of an impending sellout.


Rae! said...

I know how you feel. I am running great, I bike good and my swim time well is lacking. But I will make it. My Ironman is sold out. I am glad I registered last year.
Hopefully you will get in some more swim time.

Amanda said...

I bet you're going to do great on this 70.3. As you said, your athletic base is so strong right now. Good or bad, the chaos at work may force you to taper in a smarter way and I bet your race will benefit from that as well.

Chin up and keep going it sounds like you're doing great.