Monday – 4 mile run
Tuesday – 4 mile run, 1 hour swim
Wednesday – 10 mile bike & 4 mile brick
Thursday – rest
Friday – 1 hour swim & strength training
Saturday – half hour run with sprint drills
Sunday – 19 mile bike & 4 mile brick
More brick sessions, faster runs, more concerted effort to work on my style and form in the swims … yeah, entering Ironman has started to change the way I train. Right now I have next weekend’s triathlon in mind, but after that I’ll be concentrating on fitness, speed, and distance until the 30 week Ironman training programme begins on January 7th. Between now and Christmas I hope to work up to a century ride and a 22 mile run … leaving me, I hope, physically and psychologically ready to start Ironman training.
And … I’m so excited. My job as a writer means that I often have very exciting moments (I’ve won awards, get new book deals, have movie options etc), and when that happens I always spend the next few mornings waking up and thinking, ‘Oh yeah, that happened!’ For the past week I’ve been waking up and thinking, ‘Oh yeah, I entered Ironman!’
People’s reaction is funny. ’You’re doing what? You fucking mad?’
No. Don’t think so. But maybe I’m not the person to ask.