It’s time for John to get into race mode. With Ironman Canada in just a few short weeks away John wanted to dust off the cobwebs and go fast in an Olympic Distance Triathlon.
I had started post a while back that I didn't publish because, frankly, it was super boring. I had no idea what I was in for with "Coach John", and I wanted to express that. To start, John sent me an at least 5 million page questionnaire probably, which I recreated in that very boring blog.
To spare you the pain which John endured, I have recreated only a few of the highlights that I had to think long and hard about:
1. What is your sport background?
I was in band (aka I can walk pretty far and move my hands and feet independently). I lifted weights for a few months back in the early 2000s. My first ever 10k was in 2012 and it took me weeks to recover from
So, you are getting into triathlons? Now you may be asking yourself how should I train? Should I self-coach? Should I get a pre-written plan or invest in a 1:1 coach? There are many options to choose from and I felt as if I could give you all my thoughts on this subject.
So, I have now been in Korea for one month and I have actually learned a bit about myself as an athlete. The main thing I learned is that I am less stuck in my ways than I originally thought I was.
2017 was a great learning experience for me. I had a solid build up to Ironman Coeur d’Alene which was the A race of the year. I executed well on that race from start to finish and didn’t make too many large mistakes. It taught me a lot about how I want to have a lead up go to be mentally and physically ready for an Ironman. I capped off the year qualifying of Kona!!