But the next season of races is right around the corner, always.
So train I will, workout I must. This off season, we're focusing on cutting weight and building strength. Not necessarily muscles, because that's not what you need for endurance sports, but instead, building functional agility and strength for triathlon. The goal here is to get leaner and faster for the 2017 season. I'm already signed up for Ironman Wisconsin, and will do my annual Circular Logic Marathon. I know for both events, I can do much better than last year. We also recently acquired a rowing machine and I'm over the moon about the training potential of being able to row a couple thousand yards whenever time allows. I plan to be a menace in the water next year with this help. So here's what I'm doing until I kick off marathon training:
- One long run a week
- One hour-long trainer bike ride a week
- Three sessions of body-weight training a week (with rowing as a warm up)
- One 5,000-meter row a week for time
Here's to sore muscles and gains, bro.