I'm just starting body for life as I'm planning on doing the Melbourne Ironman in 2013 (My first Ironman) and thought I'd use the 2012 season to lose weight. We are in the middle of our racing season at the moment and I have a short triathlon on the 15th of Jan, an Olympic Distance on the 5th of February, another short one on the 19th of February and then a Half Ironman on the 18th of March. I normally train twice most days and have decided to switch my mornings to the Body for life and use the evening training sessions as my normal triathlon training sessions to help build the fitness levels to do the Half Ironman in March. So nights would be Monday & Wednesday 2-3km swim, Tues 1 hour windtrainer session (bike) Thursday 1-2 hour bike/open water swim We also do a long ride on Saturday 90 km average and a Long run on Sunday 10-14km average. These will build as I get closer to the half Ironman.
I know this is not the best way to do body for life but if I simply cut down my training completely I wouldn't have the volume level to complete a 6-7 hour Half Ironman.
Also the races are on Sunday so essentially those days I won't be able to have a day off training as I'll be racing but plan on taking the day off after the race to rest.
We also normally have two hard training weeks and then an easier training week as a form of active recovery, I plan on listening to my body as I go along and not hesitate to drop a session every now and then if my body needs it to recover.
I did body for life before and got great results, it seems weird this time actually cutting back my training to complete it. I've been doing Triathlon for over 3 years now and love it. My first Half Ironman was in Hawaii last June which was Awesome.
I think this is probably the best way to incorporate Body for Life into my training, but any other advice would be great. Tips tricks, especially anyone that is trying to/ or has incorporate body for life into Ironman training.
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