Now that Tokyo is done and my marathon goal totally smashed it is time to fully focus on Ironman 70.3 Mallorca. The plan is to increase the bike mileage and intensity and build up the swimming whilst reducing the amount of running in comparison to recent weeks.
This is the third of my four weekly training updates on the road to Ironman UK & Wales. This one is going to be slightly different than most of my updates as I am running the Tokyo marathon right on the last day of this four week block.
Into the second marathon of training for this years triathlons. I was looking to build on a good start in the first four weeks and hopefully push on a little, still the main focus is preparing and getting as ready as I can for Tokyo in March.
This is the first instalment of my 2019 triathlon training recap, where I intend to write a four weekly blog covering how the training has gone during that period. There is no set end date for this other than renaming to 2020 triathlon training if it runs into next year.
Another 12 months of running, swimming, riding and racing is done. These are my thoughts looking back at each month of 2018. A year which saw me complete two Ironman events, run half marathon and marathon PB's and record my biggest year in swimming, biking and running.
The final two weeks of marathon training before running the New York Marathon on the 5th November. A training plan which pretty much started on the 27th December 2016, but the majority of the training began after the Paris Marathon in April. The New York marathon will be day 192 of this training block. Have a read how these 14 days went leading up to the marathon.
Just four weeks left until it is marathon day, my forth marathon of 2017 and possibly the biggest race of my life. I spent week 3 out in Arizona cycling 313 miles into Las Vegas, but have a read how week 4 went once I got back running in the UK.