Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Ironman Mont Tremblant 2014
I'm registered. Yikes!
I have always wanted to go back to Ironman - my experience in 2009 was just incredible.
It's a huge commitment, though, of both time and money. There were other things I wanted to focus on, especially off-road (mountain biking, adventure racing, etc!).
But I've been growing listless without a firm goal, so what better motivator than Ironman? And it will be the 5 year anniversary of my first one - figure I can do it every 5 years until I'm dead!
I don't have one yet, just a few ideas.
Swim - sharper focus on technique, less on laps. The swim won't make or break my day, I just want to do it smooth and without incident. In 2009 my swim was slow but comfortable, with pretty terrible technique. A bit of work here should speed things up.
Bike - miles and intensity. Last time I did the miles, but not enough intensity. I've trained better in recent years, putting in both the miles and interval/hill training when I've had something to target.
Run - more mileage and intensity. Last time I was probably too conservative on mileage, and didn't do any tempo/speedwork. My most recent marathon training had two speed sessions a week (one intervals, one tempo) - I will incorporate more of this in my Ironman training. Obviously I will be nowhere close to tempo pace on race day, but intensity seems to help a lot in every aspect of my running.
I'll get more specific later... for now I'm just mulling it all over! Can't wait.