I’m baaaaack :)

April 1…the first day in 4 months that I actually put on a Heart Rate monitor for a run workout…interval speed session at the local track…nice

IronDaughter is working for the London Olympics these days, enjoying England, and is planning to take this year off from Ironman, with what will become a rather intense work schedule leading into and during the Games in August.

I’ve been still ‘working out’ 8-10 hours a week for most weeks…not ‘training’, just keeping up the calorie burn, unstructured biking and running, and haven’t swam a stroke since Ironman Florida last November.

I plan to take the month of April to ramp back up the speedwork, and at that point see where I’m at, and decide on goals for the rest of the year.

Right now I’m planning on just working on speed on the bike and run for the next 4 months…relatively short workouts, most about an hour, one bike a little longer each week…hard to very hard intensity…and then flip the switch into the 12 week Ironman ramp-up…adding the ‘far’ onto ‘fast’…maybe some transitional ramp-up in distance there

…and then that swimming thing…still not sure what I really want to do with that this year…haven’t been missing the pool for the past 4 months…will get back into it a bit in April

I’m guessing that my overall fitness level is not that far off from where I was at this point last year…maybe a bit behind, but not much…it’ll be interesting to see how the next 4 weeks goes, as I switch to almost all intensity all the time in workouts…fun if something doesn’t break :)

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2 Responses to I’m baaaaack :)

  1. Anne Boone says:

    Nice to have you back.

    Tell me you’ve gained some weight since IMFL. I still haven’t lost the 4 pounds I gained. Motivation isn’t strong enough.

    I’m getting ready for Eagleman June 10, but am not real excited about it. Did 34 miles on the bike yesterday and my legs were pretty tired. I have work to do.

    • Dad says:

      Hey Anne, as it turns up I’ve gained about 10 pounds…hovering around 200, a bit more on fat days…the only good news is that’s about 5 pounds less than I was on July 9 last year when I set out to get some weight off, so I’m 3 months ahead of ‘catching’ it, and planning to be back around 190′ish by July 9 this year…details coming on that

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