Thanks again to those checking in to follow my progress. If you’re wondering how to train for a triathlon, here’s my story.
March has come and gone so quickly. It has been a challenging month in many ways. We continue to get snow and rain in my part of the country which sometimes requires a little extra motivation to go out on those long wet runs. Work has been particularly challenging and there have been way too many birthdays, including mine (47), which have presented dieting challenges. Given the weather I have had to complete all of my biking indoors, but have been able to brave the elements for my runs.
March included a significant build in training time while trying to maintain a good amount of intensity. I swam 25,850 yards, biked 600 miles and ran 140 miles (70 hours total). I am now 3 months from my first Ironman for the year, but with 3 weeks of taper before the race that only leaves just over 2 months to build. Hopefully I can stay healthy, drop another 10 pounds and build my endurance for the race. The lake is currently 37 F and I am hoping that it warms up to 65F by race day. My long swims are starting to go more than 2 miles, long bike rides will be 90+ miles and long runs will be 14-16 miles this month. As always thanks to the folks at SwimEx for letting me share my journey with you. If anyone reading my posts has specific questions I would be happy to answer them. – Stephen Bratton, Proud 500OS owner and Ironman