Back in late January when my voice finally started to come around it was time to meet up with Coach Angie from Team Tri Life. Ironman Canada is going to be here before I know it and I don’t want to go it alone with my training! It was time for us to talk about what I had been up to (not a whole lot although I did run the Disney Half Marathon) and my plans for the year.
Together I think we came up with a really nice plan:
Glencoe Icebreaker 10K
Team training camp in Oliver
Oliver Half Iron (this race comes on the tail of a big week of training in Oliver which means it probably won’t be pretty or fun but I think it will be great mental training)
Chinook Long Course Aquabike (2 km swim, 96 km bike – this should be a nice hard effort for training)
Team training camp in Penticton
There aren’t a lot of short course races on my schedule this year which should be a bit different. I’ve loved doing the Wine Capital of Canada Olympic in the past which used to be in late May (2009 race report, 2010 race report part 1 and part 2). It would be a great chance to get an early short course race in before building volume. Unfortunately the race has moved to mid-June this year. Instead I’ll be doing a nice, high volume training camp in late May followed by the Oliver Half Iron in early June. A half Iron as my first triathlon of the year (and first triathlon since Ironman 2010) is a little scary but this race isn’t about going out and trying to be fast. Instead I’ll be racing on tired legs which will likely be great mental training for me. I’ve wanted to race the Oliver Half Iron for ages so I’m looking forward to it.
There we go…that is my plan to build towards Ironman in August!