The past few weeks have been crazy, and unfortunately, training has been too low on the priority list. About three weeks ago, I dislocated my knee. Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad. I was on crutches for about a week, and then wore my knee brace for two more weeks. And on Friday, I began running again. It will take me a while to get all my strength back, but I’m very happy that I can run. There were moments that I was worried that it would be months instead of weeks before I could run again.
This week begins the actual Ironman training program that I have chosen. My biggest concern now is to build up my stamina, especially on the bike. I will probably be riding for 6-7 hours and need to make sure that I can keep up a good pace for that length of time.
So, here is the plan for this week.
- Monday – run 45 minutes
- Tuesday – bike 60 minutes, swim 30 minutes
- Wednesday – rest
- Thursday – swim 30 minutes, bike 45 minutes
- Friday – run 90 minutes
- Saturday – bike 90 minutes
- Sunday – run 45 minutes
Wow! Seems like a lot of work. I ran my 45 minutes this morning, so I’m on my way. I’ll try to check in every day, as my training progresses. I think the next 137 days will fly by! I’m looking forward to the journey.