Sunday, August 26, 2007

Have some fun.

I celebrated this past week from my half ironman race by not doing any running or biking. I did get in a little 1500 meter swim in though. I am at a point in my training and racing where I've accomplished what I wanted and now I can "play" with no set schedule.

I am going to try and have some fun by mixing my workouts as much as possible like short sessions of run, bike, stepper, bike, or spin class, run, swim. The point will be not to do too many long sessions of an individual sport.

This coming fall season we are planning on backpacking in the Alleghenies and the Grand Canyon where we will hike from the north rim to the south rim. If I have any training schedule it will be to walk and hike with my wife as much as we can. I need to help her get in shape for our Grand Canyon trip at the end of October.

Any other racing for this year that looks good I'll be ready to do on the spur of the moment.

The year 2008 will be my recovery year where I will build my endurance base of swimming, biking, and running and will race at the Olympic distance triathlons before I attempt another half ironman in 2009.

I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words of compliments sent to me on finishing my first half ironman.


Iron Eric said...

Sounds like a great plan. Family always comes first. If that means missing a workout or two. That is what I will do. The Grand Cayman sound like tons of fun.

Rest...ah yes. Sure do love it. Must not rest for too long...otherwise I will get stuck on the couch.

DaisyDuc said...

That sounds like an exciting plan!!! You really did have quite a year and congratulations on that!

Backpacking trip sounds awesome!

Colleen said...

What a great plan for the next few years. Do you know which 70.3 you're interested in doing?

GP said...

Time to play: good for you! Many congrats again on your HUGE accomplishment. You're really an all-star!

JeffM said...

Congrats on the race- 8:06 pace with walking? That's good!
Time to rest and get ready for a great next season.

Deb said...

Sounds like a great year ahead. Family, recovery and solid base training. You are a rich man!

Craig said...

Grand Canyon sounds sweet! Looking forward to hearing about that adventure.

E-Speed said...

enjoying the fun plan!