So What’s Next?

So the marathon is over.  And that means I have to start thinking about what’s next on my schedule.  And I have to make a training schedule.  I haven’t done that in a few months.

This next training schedule’s going to be complicated as well, since I’m going to be working up to a sprint triathlon in June, as well as running four halfs before that (man, that sounds scary writing it out).

Because I’m not doing a half-ironman (which would involve a 13.1 mile run) , I need to create my own hybrid training schedule.  I’ve found a good triathlon plan that I think I want to use, and then I simply plan to lengthen the runs.  I’m not sure how this will play out when it comes to race day for the half marathons, but I’m not aiming to set any new PRs.  My focus this spring is strictly the triathlons.  It will be interesting to see how the cross-training affects my race times.  I would love to see some surprise improvement, but with some of those halfs being in warm months, I’m not expecting much.

I’m also going to be training a bit with Team Fight, which means following their workouts on Thursday afternoons.  I’m excited that they have bike clinics and the like.  I need to learn more about biking and swimming, so this is going to be an entertaining adventure.

I’m toying with a February 2014 marathon.  But we will see what happens with that.  I might be crazy.

3 thoughts on “So What’s Next?

  1. I would love to try a sprint triathlon. I’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years now. First I would have learn how to swim. I mean really swim — it’s been decades since I have done more than maybe fifty yards or so. Plus, I can bike that distance but I’ve never raced a bike.

  2. I can swim, but have never raced, nor have I done any serious open water swimming. At least it’s lake and not ocean. And I have never raced on my bike or even ridden with more than one person. So it’s going to be an adventure. I figure I’m just going to hang back and make sure I finish.

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