I am not talking about me starting my training to far out before the race. I am talking about early as in early morning! I am really trying to stick to my plan, so if it calls for a swim/run combo workout, that's what I am gonna do!
So far, I have been getting up around 5:20 AM, so I can get everything in. Luckily, my wife has agreed to take the kids to school in the morning, which is something I never minded doing, but this frees up more time for me to train. I used to have a set time that I needed to be done, but not anymore! Thanks Baby!
This morning called for a 2500 yd swim, followed by a 40 minute run. More precisely, it called for this:
wu 6 x 100
main 4 x 400 (7:19, 7:24, 7:35, 8:26)
cd 2 x 150 pull
Then I changed and hit the dreadmill, because it was raining outside (no harden up comments please). There is no bigger buzzkill to an early morning workout, than to wake up and hear it raining outside. It makes it very hard to get up, but I was able to get up and get out the door.
Back to my run, for some reason, the stupid treadmill would only let me put in a max of 35 minutes, not 40 like the plan calls for, and remember, if it calls for 40, I'm doin 40! I had in my mind that I wanted to hit 4 miles on this run, so I pace accordingly. ( That maybe my new catch phrase...did you pace accordingly?) I hit the 4 mile mark at 34:18. The treadmill went into cooldown mode at 35 so I used the last 5 minutes for a cooldown. I think I thought the run would be easier than it was. 2,500 yards, followed by a run in training is something I had never done before.
I have 18 weeks and a few days before Ironman Branson, and I am going to be ready for it!