Monday, June 11, 2007

So what’s next?

Mooseman is over and my training is back in full swing. I currently have two more confirmed races scheduled to finish out the season.

My next race will be a sprint in August, The Bayside YMCA Triathlon in Barrington RI. This was my first triathlon last year. During that race I learned a lot about the sport and about myself. From that point on I was hooked on the sport of triathlon.

A few weeks after Bayside I have the Firmman Half Ironman in September. I had wanted to do Timberman, but it sold out before I could make up my mind… next year! I’m really looking forward to this race it will be my longest event.

I have this crazy plan to complete an Ironman in 2009.

2007 - This year the plan was to complete my first Half Marathon, International distance (see Mooseman below) then finish the season with a Half Ironman. I think I’m on my way to completing this years plan.

2008 - Next year… well next year is going to be fun. As you can probably guess my plan is to complete a full marathon and then fill the rest of the season with International and Half Ironman distance events… definitely Mooseman again!

2009 – This will be the year I hope to complete my first Ironman. I’m not sure which one yet, but I’m thinking Lake Placid!

There… No only have I said it out loud… but now it’s in writing!


Hey... Question... I have this 18 week Half Ironman training plan (Intermediate) that I got from trinewbies.com. I was wondering if anybody else out there used it or has something different. I like the program, but I have nothing to compare it to.

11 comments:

Jamie said...

As far as training plans go, I can't help ya. I've played it by ear so far, but am shopping around and looking at a few training programs now.

You are knocking down those goals quick! Way to go man! It seems like the Firm Half is the place to be. I trying to figure out if I can get myself in shape in time to join you, but I can't make any promises.

Matt said...

Look for a plan that gives you plenty of rest. You're going to be doing some long rides and runs and these start to wear on you. Make sure to follow up your long days with a good day of rest. Also, practice race nutrition now.

Robin said...

fyi -- my team mate swears by trinewbies...

hey! my plan is to do IM in 2009, too! woo-hoo! I'm going up to IMLP for the 2nd year in a row to cheer on team mates & friends. This time, I'll ride the course (the 1st loop only --it's a double loop bike course) and THEN I'll decide if IMLP will be the one I do. I hear IM Kentucky is flatter, but we'd definitely have a better cheering section at Lake Placid...since it's easier to drive to.

Hmmm....we've made the big decision....and now look...still more decisions! Decisions, decisions!

Robin said...

PS: my plan is like yours -- become more familar with the Half Iron distance race next year.

and then....go for it!

Kim said...

John - my training plan these last two weeks have consisted of eating, drinking and um eating and drinking. excessively. i am waiting to hear from my triathlon coach so we can get started on my Half IM plan, and as soon as i do, i will let you know... i guess i should also look at trinewbies to get an idea of what to expect.

Chris said...

I've been using a 20 week half IM plan from Beginner Triathlete. I don't know how it compares to what else is out there, but I do know that it's worked really well for me so far. The workouts and rest days make a lot of sense and it varies things up enough to keep you interested and motivated.

Definitely worth a look!

http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=52

Steve S. said...

It doesn't take much to get hooked on tri's, does it!?!

Tri-John said...

No it doesn’t Steve! And I'm definitely hooked!

Robin said...

so what's next...what's goin' on down there in the south?

Kim said...

me thinks you should do the lowell ymca triathlon on august 12th :)

Tri-John said...

Kim... Two Tri's in one month... I don't know, I'll have to see if it fits into the training plan.