**Update: View my full 70.3 training plan here
I’m surprisingly more excited than I thought I’d be about jumping into Ironman 70.3 training. The thought of having “training days” that involve more than just running is something to look forward. Especially after putting in the hundreds of miles on foot training for my ultra.
This will be the Boyfriend’s second 70.3 distance race so he had a few training plans that were recommended to him in the past. I looked at those, browsed through some online, and still couldn’t find one that fit me. Then I found this book.
During a trip with my Mom to Barnes and Noble I stumbled across the triathlon section. The pictures all look pretty dated but the information on the sport is really good. While thumbing through this book I found a 70.3 plan that I felt could work for me, with a few minor alterations.
Putting together a 16-18 week training program and working it around planned summer trips, a full-time job, and event commitments is a bit of a challenge, but, I’m having a lot of fun designing it. I can’t wait to share the finished product. Let’s just say there is going to be a lot of swimming, biking and running in my near future ;-)
Do you normally stick to a training plan? Have you ever created your own?