After I finished my epic Athens Marathon my body and spirit were broken.
I got sick. I was in so much pain and so tired that motion felt painful. The idea of gearing up for another go at it was just inconceivable.
My coach agreed that I was baked.
So I took a break. And in reality this month-and-a-half break was the longest break I have take in my training since I started training. Pretty much continuously from 2010 I have been training for some reason or another to achieve some objective.
But now I am ready to go. The battery of desire is recharged, the spirit is engaged and the mountain looks appealing.
The long term plan remains, an Ironman in 2015. After reading about some epic attempts from folks I know, the challenge is that much more daunting.
The midterm plan, for 2014, is to do Vineman Half Ironman and the Athens Marathon.
The weight loss goal is to lose 30 pounds this year before the Athens Marathon and 30 more pounds before next year’s Ironman. After the Athens Marathon it was clear my weight is the single biggest obstacle to me pulling this off.
And because I am told that sharing you weight plan with a wider group encourages you to be honest, my plan is to put my daily weight graph in this blog…
The basic outline of the training plan is the following for January:
Mon Bike (pm) Tue Run Wed Long Swim (prefer Tues) Thu Long Bike Fri Long Run Sat Rest Day Sun Swim
And for February:
Mon Run am / Bike pm Tue Long Swim Wed Bike/Run brick Thu Swim / Long Bike Fri Long Run Sat Rest Day Sun Swim
70.3 here I come…
This looks like it’s going to hurt…