My ironman isn’t till July but I was thinking about how I would train for it. When I trained for Lanza it consumed my life, I hit 19 hours one week, and plenty > 15. To quote my wife, “when I wasn’t out training, I was sitting around in compression gear drinking chocolate milk or sleeping”.
I also have got in the strength training a lot, especially with my home gym now. I want to lose the weight and build some muscle which 6 hour bike rides and 3 hours runs wont help with.
I was thinking of maybe doing 1 swim, 2 bikes, 2 runs. The bikes would be an intense session indoors and the other a long Z2, with some pushing in to Z3 for long periods. But would keep the rides at around the 3 hour mark. Same for running, 1 intervals and 1 easy run, with some pace efforts.
Swimming I am not bothered about. I am a good swimmer and I think 1 week to keep my technique in line and a bit of fitness would be fine. Would alternate between an endurance session and speed.
Is this going to be enough? I am not looking for a time, just finish and the course has no significant difficulties. Sea swim, flat bike, flatish run.