Ironblade - I'm doing my first ironman in 1.5 weeks so I feel that giving you any advice would be like the blind leading the blind! If you've done two you'll know far more than me! Like Baz said, it will depend on you strengths and weaknesses. I'm best at running, get away with swimming as I did a lot when I was younger and I'm shit on a bike! Therefore my training has been weighted towards cycling, maintaining my running (which has improved from cycling!!) and fitting in swimming when I can. So weekly, 4-5bikes, 4-5runs, 2 swims and 1 weights session. I've been very quiet with work this year, so I've been lucky enough to have a lot of time to train! If you're even over all 3 maybe you could have 3 base months with 1 moth focus on each, whilst still maintaining the others. Then when you start your training plan you should be stronger in each? I'd also maybe suggest that as cycling takes the most time you've got more scope to improve your overall time by focussing most of you training on the bike. But I'm so new to this I don't want to be giving rubbish advice!
I'll stop talking Tri now before I get told off
ooo going back to the park run topic, Dot did Rother Valley on Saturday and PBed and loved it! I'm thinking I'll have a bash at this one over the summer, as I can swim in the lake at 8:30 for 15mins then leg it over to the start and do the park run!
Ace running everone! Glad to see everyone is moving towards their time goals in training....love that feeling post an awesome session!
hey everyone! I've missed soooooo much haven't I?! came on to read GI's marathon report.....massive congratualtions on achieving the dream time!! that is truly awesome and on a tough sounding course too!
Nice to see Didds and meet LS in real life last night....love the Damflask relays!
17 days till Roth....started packing, cleaned bike, read the website a million times...and we're only 3 days in to the taper! Very happy it's coincided with Wimbledon though!
Post Roth I'm thinking of doing Hillsboro Park Run at some point (when I don't have to do bloody OW swimming if I'm at home on a sat morning!)....looks like a fun course and despite the hill, I think there's a lot to be gained from legging it downhill! Plus its a perfect 1mile warm up from my house!