Friday, August 29, 2008

09 Plan

The past few weeks I have been doing some research and allot of reading about IM training. Due to budget constraints for next year. I have had to make the decision that I cannot use a coach in 09. Which is unfortunate because I did find having a coach to be quite helpful in dealing with plan changes due to my occasionally hectic business travel.

But all is not lost!

I still have the training plan that was developed for me by John Hirsch last year in preparation for IM Wisconsin that as you know I never was able to compete in due to my accident.

So using that as a starting point along with all I did learn from John and my own experiences thus far. I figure that I can put together a pretty good plan for tackling IM Lake Placid.

To help out with the planning I have also been reading Going Long: Training for Ironman-Distance Triathlons (Ultrafit Multisport Training Series), as well as my other resources from my reference library ( I like using that word it sound important!): Triathlete Magazine's Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide, and The Triathlete's Training Bible (2nd Edition).

Overall planning is looking pretty good. And its also looking like my formal training will be starting in October. Looking forward to it. With all of this Learnin' that I'm doing I should be OK to handle any emergency plan changes that come up due to Business travel.


Anonymous said...

I used triathlete magazine essential week by week training guide and loved it. We will se if it works at IM Wisconsin in a week.
It will be my first IM.

Bob Ulbrich

Javier said...

I am sure it will, that book has some pretty good training plans there. I love the different level options.

Good luck at IM Wisconsin!