Monday, May 5, 2014

How's the Iron Man training going?

How's the Iron Man training going, you ask?

Well, in April, aside from running a marathon and biking about 200 miles, I really didn't get much exercise.   [And yes, I think it's funny to be able to say that].   Now that May is here and my grading is behind me [yay yay yay], it's time to step up the training a bit.

Here's my tentative training schedule for May.  I just sent this schedule out to my running buddies, trying to lure them into joining me, but I don't think they're going to bite.

  • Monday mornings, 7:30-10:30, a gentle 15-mile jog.
  • Wednesday mornings, 7:30-8:30, a so-called "sprint workout".  
  • Saturday mornings, 7:00- ??, a 7.5-mile "tempo" run.

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 10:30, 15-25 miles (weather permitting)
  • Sundays 35-40 miles

  • Thursday mornings, 7:30-9:30, lots of laps.
  • after biking
The triathalon itself is the end of August; so I've got four months to beef up my bike mileage and to remind my body what it's like to move through water.  All together, I'll be spending 12-15 hours/week training, at least in May.  After that, we'll see where I think I need to bump it up further.  

Interestingly enough, it's not the physical exertion that seems the most daunting part of this whole experiment; it's the combination of exercising solo (I much prefer running and biking with friends) and the time away from doing math.  I'd so much rather spend that time thinking and writing about projective geometry!

Okay, enough blathering on.  It's time to go for my Monday morning run.

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