Hey all wondering if I could get some thoughts on a few questions. I'm following fitzgeralds essentials book.
1) My first half will April 21. The next week is a scheduled rest week. I'm feeling good. Should I skip the rest week and move on/continue training?
2) What do you all do when training by time on a trainer? I been trying to come up different intervals but still get bored to death. Mixing up crossfit endurance wods. Are there any good books with specific interval workouts?
3)What do you do with empty water bottles during the race? Do the aid stations refill them for you or just give a bottle of water? Will it be gu liquid or perform? My current plan is to use perpetum and gels on the bike but trying to figure out the best way to transport them.
4) Trail running question. If the plan says to run for x amount of time. Is there any problem with doing some long runs on trails? Cant run as far but can still get the time in.
Thanks for suggestions
ps. thank for all the suggestions. anyone doing the setup charleston half or the rock and roll one in macon?
I am also doing crossfit endurance, but I have a hard time understanding where to start
I am doing crossfit (actually called High Intesity Interval Training) also. It is taking me away from the traditional hours in the pool or on the road. I hope it pays off for me. I have an Olympic Distance Tri in May so I guess I will find out then.
Do you feel like it is preparing you well for the full IM?
I'm doing Mat fitzgeralds plan to start. Been with crossfit for about 2 years now and love it. i did several sprint tris and did fine. One olympic in dec and it felt like a training day. I think it is great for those distances and maybe the half distance. For louisville I'm following the plan for the bike, run and for all I've read getting in the time to figure out nutrition. I'm doing cf 4x a week on top of training. Not focusing on the swim as much. One of the principles of cf is to learn a new sport, which will be ironman until august. I will see how is goes after my first half in charleston.