This winter I have been gearing up for my first race of the season, the NYC Half Marathon on March 17th, 2019 (St. Patrick’s Day!). I did my best to recover after Ironman Kona and take some time off to avoid burnout and injuries but I always dread trying to get back into the swing of training! I feel like the rust is finally coming off.
My training program has two main purposes.
Train hard to achieve the highest level of race specific fitness.
Show up to the start line ready, rested, and injury free.
No one starts doing triathlons because they want to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. I started racing triathlons more than a decade ago and was in it for the fun, exercise, meeting new friends, etc. It wasn’t until about 5 years ago when I learned what Kona was all about…that it wasn’t just for the Pros.