2014 is pretty much “in the books” and while there were lots of great things that happened, I did not make the progress that I wanted towards completion of my first Ironman Triathlon.
In fact, I haven’t run for weeks now which is not a good sign. OK, I’ve done some aggressive yardwork that might be considered “cross training” but nothing that helped that much in the Ironman department.
2015 will be different.
For one thing, my financial situation will be changing. I have a number of different “opportunities” or changes of direction which should make it easier financially and consequently easier to find time to train for an Ironman. If 2014 taught me anything it is that I need to rearrange my business life!
I’ve also signed up for the Boston Buildup Series which is a series of races which go from 10K to 25K over the course of a couple months in increments of 5K per race. I’ve done them in the past and while some of the winter races are VERY COLD, I’ve found that having a race on my schedule makes me much more likely to do the runs to support them.
2015 Training Plan (so far):
Sunday Long Runs…
This page will be updated as the plan comes together…
Dec. 21 – local long run – 4 mile loop (or 5K race?)
Dec. 28 local long run – 6 mile loop
Jan. 4th Boston Buildup Series – 10K, Norwalk, CT
Jan. 18th Boston Buildup Series – 15K, Ridgefield, CT
Feb. 8th Boston Buildup Series – 20K, Fairfield, CT
Mar. 1 Boston Buildup Series – 25K, Norwalk, CT
Mar. 29th Danbury Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Danbury, CT
May 3rd, Redding Half Marathon, Redding, CT
I also found this 6 month training schedule for my first Ironman race and my plan is to sign up for a race this year, complete at least one (maybe two) marathons this year and prepare for the BIG race in 2016.
Wish me luck !
What do you have planned for 2015 athletically (or otherwise)?
I would love to hear what you have planned as well as any ideas you might have that could “kick me in the butt” a little bit. I’m happy to hold you accountable to your goals as well… just leave them in the comments below !