So February was here and gone in the blink of an eye. It’s tough to believe that March is upon us.
According to my calendar, my half-iron race is a little more than 27 weeks away. The training plan I’m using is designed for 20 weeks, so that means about April 21st. So I’ve got about 6 weeks until I can officially start this program and end it on time.
So what do I do to fill in the time?
- March will be dedicated to getting STRONGER and LIGHTER. These are two outcomes that are somewhat diametrically opposed – usually strength means some degree of size. I plan to lift two days per week through the middle of April, concentrating on posterior chain and large compound movements.
- Swim hard – tomorrow morning will be my first organized swim practice with my tri team the Delaware Swim and Fitness Center TriDawgs. I joined them for two open water swim practices last summer, but these Saturday morning sessions are 90 minutes of structured, coached, and intense work. I’m in no way ready, but I need to step it up and there’s no reason to wait any longer.
- More speed work on the bike and the run. I’ve been doing a lot of lower intensity zone 2 stuff, and it’s time to go shorter and more intense.
My hope is that I can drop another 5-8 lbs while getting a little stronger.