There will be a monthly roll call where we all post the previous months training, successes and failures. Post your username, and if you have a race signed up, the Official name of the race and month it takes place. We’d also be interested in what plan you’re following, a half or full TR plan , part TR part something else, or something else entirely.
I’m registered for Route 66 Half triathlon (July ‘23). Will follow TR Half Iron base/build/specialty—base will be LV and build/specialty will likely bump up to MV. This will be my fifth half distance race and hopefully a PR—would love to finally crack 5 hours (PR of 5:05 currently).
Thanks for setting this up again, Joe. I’ll be doing IM 70.3 St. George in May, IM Coeur d’Alene (my A race) in June, and Echo Triathlon (half distance) in July. I’m currently following the high volume full distance plan on TrainerRoad.
@JoeX thanks for setting this up - I’ve been looking forward to it.
I still have these events in the diary but haven’t trained since 12 November due to post covid heart problems. Still have some ongoing issues but I’m hoping to have better news by the February roll call
I’ll be doing my first 2 half distance events this year (coming from a cycling only background). Have not finalized taxes yet but thinking about Western Mass or Eagleman in June and Santa Cruz or AC in September.
I am following the training of a coach I am working with.
This is also by big hairy goal for the year. I’m quite a long way off…but I have a plan
@Wayne_Smith Plenty of time, take it for recovery. I got it in June and took it really easy coming back over several weeks. Raced fine in October.
Welcome and sweet - I should be toeing the line with you there
This is my A race, unusually IM Frankfurt is my B race.
After several years focussed on the full distance, I made great gains doing olympic training in ‘21 and set an IM PB off the back of it. I’m trying to repeat those gains by focussing on 70.3 distance this year after being held up by all sorts of issues in ‘22.
I’m using HD LV, the idea this year is to be more consistent rather than higher volume than ‘21.
My focus at the moment is on health; sleep has been a problem all my life, I’ve recently found a way to get over 7hrs sleep. My body fat % and blood pressure is high, I believe these are my major performance limiters - far beyond training. Major success I think this year will come from health improvements.
Thanks @JoeX for setting this up again! I’m tackling my second full at IM Lake Placid with the goal of going sub 11 hours and qualifying for Kona in 2023. Lead up events will probably include a local NC half (White Lake) in May and Ironman 70.3 Blue Ridge in June!
Following full mid volume as high volume was just too much last year, and I’m going to have a lot of other life stress getting my start-up off the ground now that we have funding in 2023!
Hey all. Long time first time here. I’m racing Oceanside and Santa Cruz 70.3s this year with the big goal being to qualify for Taupo ‘24. Coming off the back of a pretty successful season despite tremendous life and work stress and thinking this year has the potential to be SOLID.
I aged up yesterday. This year my A races I will be Eagleman and IM Maryland. There will be a numerous B and C races thrown in as the year goes. Those races start this weekend with the first of a three race distance series (6, 10, and 12) leading up to the Shamrock Half Marathon (B+) in March.
My coach writes my training plan, this year in addition to Trainer Ride workouts he is going to create very specific workouts for me in TrainingPeakes which I upload to the Garmin.