The toughest part of this plan is the Tuesday/Thursday workouts. I have it set up for a swim followed by a run. That in itself is not bad, but once the mileage starts to jump, it is going to be difficult because I will have to adjust my wake up times. My swims are anywhere from 2000-2900 yards and the runs are anywhere from 4.5 miles to 11 miles, so it will be challenging to fit them in the mornings.
|I also have this hanging in my office!|
I have a new sense of focused when I get out of bed, with the house still asleep and get to the pool, or on the bike. Maybe its called dedicated or more intense, I don't know, but something inside tells me that I am in it to go hard and to "Bring IT" (my year long theme). I feel like a triathlete. This last race really brought me over that hump of shying away from calling myself a triathlete and I want to carry on, so yeah, getting up early helps me.
The only issue I have is with my morning fuel! I do not normally eat anything at 5:30AM before my swim workout. I usually will hit a gel packet after the swim, before the run, but it is not enough because I am starving by the time the run is over. Maybe I need to go liquid nutrition, but this is something I have never looked at before. We all know we have to have a nutrition plan for a race, but what about for training? This is definitely something I need to figure out.