December 16, 2012

12/17 = 18=26.2 and 36=140.6

Call it new math, call it fate, call it crazy, but on Dec 17, I will begin two simultaneous training programs. 
An 18 week marathon training plan leading me up to the Carmel Marathon in April
A 36 week full Ironman training plan that will lead up to the Louisville Ironman in August

The Carmel Marathon (my entry compliments of Indiana Vein Specialists) will be my 4th full marathon, and is already on the calendar as an official 2013 race, but the Ironman still has an * next to it.

The * is all about staying healthy!  If I can get to Spring Break and still be on track with my training and feeling good, then I will take the plunge and go for the ultimate finish line to become an Ironman, but I have concerns about my back sustaining the punishment of the training.

If you're at all curious - this is the plan outline I intend to follow. Obviously I'll have to make adjustments on the fly, but this should be more than enough to get me to the finish line.

On run days I will be sure to hit the required mileage according to the Higdon Novice 2 plan

So that's the plan!  2 full weeks of rest should have me ready to begin the journey.  

Check back next Sunday for a regular weekly update!  Happy Holidays!

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