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Monday, July 12, 2010

Oops, I miscalculated a bit!

On the weekend I was putting my schedule together for the rest of the summer to make sure that I get it right.  I want to make certain that I have the times laid out and workouts scheduled so that I don't miss any when I have other events on the calendar.  It was a great exercise to go through and I learned something new while doing it.
I have followed a program that is 24 weeks, and I am presumably in week 17, or is it 16, or is it 17??  Yep, I have an extra week along the way to get ready for IMWI.  At first I was puzzled as to how I got these, but it is a good thing.  I reviewed where I am what I have done and the schedule until race time.  I decided that I will do one of the weeks twice and add in a 1/2 iron distance race along the way.  It is a race that I wanted to do all along, but I was stressed as it fell in the middle of big training days and they can't be skipped.  So, I have another week to get myself into IM shape and a chance to do an event longer than a sprint before I go to the start.
Today was a light training day with only a short run with the ROGA running group.  It was a great run with them, they kicked butt!  I used a route that I have repeated periodically since the group started 5 weeks ago.  Tonight's run was awesome, they took 45s per km off the time that they ran the same course on the first time around. It is very exciting to see them progress and more than ever committed to the goal they have set.
Tomorrow is a heady day, with a swim, sprint bike and a run tomorrow night.  So, that being said it is time to call it a day!  Cheers to all!


  1. Bonus week! Sounds like a good fill in plan....

  2. I wish I can borrow that week!. So, when are you doing the half?

  3. there is an event August 7th. works out OK as it is 5 weeks before the IM, falls nicely in from a timing perspective

  4. WOW! That is a nice surprise! Can I borrow that week? :) Keep up the great work!

  5. I love scheduling! One thing I have learnt about it over the years is to keep it "organic". I like to see the big (macro) picture but realize that on a micro level things will change each week.

    Looks like your training is going well - and a bonus week...score!