I've got my eyes set on next season's A race....Ironman Boise 70.3. It's June 8th. I picked Boise for a few reasons. It's close by, less hilly than Lake Stevens, we have friends and family in the area, AND it starts at noon. NOON!!! A triathlon that starts at noon. Awesome.
So, that gives me about 32 weeks to get ready. One thing I am certain of, I will get healthy and strong before I start training. I figure I need about a 20 week training plan. That gives me 12 weeks to get ready.
I need to concentrate on strength training, stretching and PT. I went for a 4.5 mile run yesterday. I felt ok, but around mile 3 I started to feel my hip get tight and the side of my knee was hurting. I need to fix whatever is going on before I start serious training.
My friend Erika has agreed to help me come up with a training plan. We exchanged text messages about it. That's pretty much a legally binding agreement, right?
As for the next 12 weeks:
I'll do PT exercises and stretching every day. If I get brave enough, I will start doing some yoga. We will see.
Operation Get Strong starts tomorrow!