I’m 8 weeks into my new training regime and 7 weeks away from my first race at Wildflower and next month I find out if I win a place at the Ironman World Championship in Kona this October in the lottery.
It’s been great to get back into regular training again, after my accident last October. I’m starting to recover the stamina I lost after being out of action for 3 months.
My coach, Paul Kinney, has been working me hard, harder than I’ve trained over the last 2 years since I started doing triathlons.
Want an idea of my training week, I know you do?
- Monday – Rest day, stretch out a little
- Tuesday – Up at 4:45am, in the pool at 5:30am for an hour swim, about 2200 yds or so, then on the way home from work hit the gym for an hour of strength training
- Wednesday – Head to Sports Basement in Walnut Creek after work with my bike & trainer for an hour and 20min of spinning
- Thursday – Up at 4:45am again for another hour swim, once I get home after work head out for a 45min run down into Danville and back
- Friday – Supposed to head into the gym for another hour of strength training (don’t tell Paul, but I sometimes skip this one)
- Saturday – Long bike ride (OK, not too long yet, but they’ll be getting longer), head out at 8am for a 2 hour ride followed by a 15min transition run
- Sunday – Long run, head out at 8am for an hour run, 5-6 miles
And that’s it, 6 days a week, 8 workouts. As the months progress the distances will start to increase and my hour swims will be closer to 2 hours, my 2 hour bike rides closer to 4 and my 1 hour runs closer to 2 or 3. I’m particularly looking forward to the brick workout later in the season that consists of a 2 hour bike ride followed by an hour run, 3 times! That’s nine hours…
And I’m doing all this for a great cause, I’ve teamed up with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) this year to raise $10,000 to support their cause.
CAF help people with physical disabilities pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics, to give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. As you can imagine this is a cause near and dear to my heart and I really hope you can help me raise $10,000 for those with disabilities, including children, war veterans, policeman and fireman injured in the line of duty. By making a donation you will directly help a challenged athlete in need.
By making a donation you will directly help a challenged athlete in need.
Help me raise $10,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation