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The Off Season...Marketing Dept
Oct 9, 2003 10:08 AM
Unless you live way down south, the tri-racing season is pretty much done.

What are you going to do for the next 5/6 months?

Me? I am a runner by nature, so this is actually a great time of year. But I sure will have cycling with-drawals come the end of October with the end of DLST.

To keep things interesting, I try to do something cycling and run related once a month, typically on a Saturday.

One of the othrer activities is my IronMan Week. On the week of the full moon, my goal for that week is to:

Swim (in door pool at the Y) 2.4 miles. I usually break that out into two or three swims at a race pace.

Bike 100 miles, some on the trainer, some on mountain or cross bike and then finally finish it off on Saturday with a tribike ride, all at a race pace.

Run 26.2, some in the wee hours of the morning, some at lunch and some after work, again, all at race pace.

So by the end of that week when I add all my times up, I have a PR Ironman.

What are some other suggestions to keep the edge?
re: The Off Season...boyd2
Oct 10, 2003 5:52 AM
I guess that I never really considered having an "off-season" before. Now that I am training harder I will:

1. Set my goals for next year.
2. Build my swim base.
3. Learn to be a better swimmer through reading and perhaps a coach.
4. Lots of cross country running.
5. MTB night riding after work.
6. Focus on my home and family because I need thier support.
7. Pay attention to other hobies and chores. I have several chain saws to fix, lots of wood to split, a custom cabinet that I can't seem to finish and lots of other home projects that I have been putting off.
8. Oh, I almost forgot. My road bike needs a total stripdown and rebuild. That will take a few evenings.