Ironman South Africa is 20 weeks away – that means that the training program I am going to follow began yesterday. Oops……
Now, I knew it began yesterday; it was not as if I missed the start, it was just, well… I did nothing about it. Besides make a pretty, colour coded Excel spreadsheet. In fact I did that about 2 months ago in preparation. I even put in build up weeks. (of which I did none – but I am blaming my shoulder). Yesterday I just played around with the colours and things.
I did go to yoga last night, I wore my heart rate monitor, so it was not as if I did NOTHING, but I did nothing that is actually on my programme. So last night I came home from yoga and set out everything that was necessary for this morning’s run! My first run of the programme yipee. I even set my alarm clock. What I did not set out was wet weather gear! Humph, I woke up this morning to rain! There was no way that I could do my first run in the rain, so I went back to bed! Now I feel guilty! So guilty in fact that I have cancelled my art class for tomorrow night so I can run with a group of friends.
So wish me luck as I start a 20 week programme culminating in a race – Ironman South Africa – on the 5 April 2009! I fear my blog might get a bit boring – some weeks on the programme call for up to 18 hours of exercise in 1 week. Thankfully I am broken in gently, with this week calling for 8 hours. I do have a triathlon on Sunday, so at least that might make up for missing yesterday and this morning’s session. Tonight I am hitting the pool!