I have no real races on my calendar until May. Therefore I made the tough decision to take a break from being coached and manage my training myself and with the tools I have available. As soon as I start training for my marathon in May I will start back up with Jen. She has done so much for me and I believe in her training. I just needed to give myself a break when there was no upcoming race.
My plan for the next couple months is to use the training plans available in TrainerRoad to work on my cycling, run as much as I comfortably can, and swim around 10K a week.
The running is coming along pretty well. I had a tough week in early October where I was convinced that I may be developing another calf tear. So, I backed off for a couple weeks and then went back at it. Lesson learned, I need to take a recovery week while building up my running volume.
Swimming is swimming. Nothing exciting to report there. (but my Coeur Kona bikini is pretty awesome)
The most excited thing I am doing is using the Sweet Spot Base Mid Volume 1 training plan from TrainerRoad. The way the plan works is pretty slick and I am really enjoying it! I didn’t have a great FTP on the first day so I kept my original FTP and so far I am completing the workouts as prescribed! It will be great to see how I respond after the 6 weeks.
Following your progress with the TrainerRoad idea. I decided to do something similar but with one of the Trainer Road Triathlon plans (will be starting next week). Looking to build some power on the bike – also coach-less for a while. I’ll be using the TR for my bike workouts and then supplementing run/swim workouts from a different plan. Looking forward to seeing how it goes for you!
My husband has been using their plans for years. They work well for him! Best of luck!