Week 7 of my Journey to Ironman. What have I learned so far?

I can’t believe it’s been 7 weeks since I started my most recent triathlon training plan. When I started, I wrote my whole program down in small dated journal, the whole plan looked so simple.

In reality, while it is simple on paper, life sometimes gets in the way. It happens. BUT, in order to be successful in training, it’s important to get most of your training in. Consistency is the key in triathlon.

While it may seem simple, it’s not always easy. Especially when the training gets longer and your have other interests and obligations.

I have a family that travels a lot. A lot more than most families. We regularly visit my mom and extended family and of course my BFF who all love 4 hours away.

While the summer months, I have a mountain bike and now purchased a second road bike to leave up there, the winter months prove to be a little trickier. Here are the options that I was thinking of:

  1. I can head to the gym, that’s a 30 minute drive each way, to get my ride in, but that may have me away from the family for 4 hours blocks.
  2. I can purchase a fat bike and leave it there
  3. Purchase a fat bike and a bike rack and bring it with me.
  4. Bring my bike trainer and put a slick on my northern road bike.

I’ve opted for option 4 at this time. I will still be able to get my ride in on Rouvy. Now I just have to make sure that we pack light enough to get the trainer to fit in the suv.

While getting my training in is harder that I had thought it would be, committing to finding a way is the first step to getting them in.

Let’s see how the rest of the season goes. I am looking forward to some great training with friends this season.

If you would like to share your training story, how you fit it all in, please email us at trichatlg@gmail.com. Be sure to add Training in the subject line.

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