So here we are 16 weeks from Louisville and seeing as I just registered a week or so ago, I decided I needed to get with it and formulate a plan! I have used a trifuel plan for my other two iron distances and it worked just fine so there was plenty of thought given to leaving well enough alone. The thing is there was this book I bought 2 years ago that was calling my name.
I think I was going to use it for one race or another back then but didn't because it seemed complicated. Not complicated to follow training-wise but the way it is laid out in the book requires you to flip from one section to the next to figure out your prescribed workouts. There are about 16 levels of workouts in there so the way they organize it make sense but I think at that time I just wanted a sheet of paper I could print and go. Anyhow, suddenly after two years of gathering dust I decided to use it. ...and with that I have created a plan.
While I loved the workouts in the Trifuel plan, I think the weekday workouts for the week-by-week plan are a bit more challenging and might help me more at this point. What I have decided to do is use the weekday workouts from Fitzgerald (I am going with Level 8 if you have the book and are curious) and then use the Trifuel plan for the long distance workouts on the weekends.
Sunday after I got home I spent some time mapping it all out and just like that a plan is on paper! I kicked it off Tuesday and have had good luck hitting all the workouts so feel great about it going forward... A little swimming, a little biking, a little running and I will be ready for Louisville in no time :)