I have jumped onto the trainer road from self coached with Zwift and train as one running, this is new and the structure is somewhat refreshing to me.
I work in the sports industry and over the last year as a small business owner have managed to take a little bit of control of the work life balance,
I have started the year working towards Ironman copenhagen but the priority of family vacation and work mean that training will be a low priority for the 3 weeks leading up to the event. . this isn’t ideal and so looking at the calendar there is a middle distance in the UK 2 weeks later that works, .
So that’s where I am at so i have just removed the two Ironman Build / speciality phases from the calendar and dropped in the speciality half that ends at the race, the half build phase in before it and I now have a gap of about 12 weeks between the plans.
I know I will have bad weeks where training is going to be scarce and not very constructive, my original plan was to bring the plans forward so the 10 weeks were at the end and then push weeks as they turn into problems and so give myself the padding. or do I drop in another build phase for the half distance and use full distance block I have just finished as preparing to train.
If I move onto the half Base plan I will have 4 push weeks between now and race date.
In terms of work life balance, I generally get about 80% of the workouts done per week with the slippage on the longer bike and the swims, I am not worried about the swimming and have plans to change my work to accommodate a longer ride during the week.
My primary goal is weight loss from 120kg to 100kg at which point I feel that I can really make a proper attempt at an ironman race