It has been a little bit since I have blogged on here, so I thought I would talk about my training. So far I have been training for about 6 months solid and I have been struggling with my motivation level. I have not gotten faster or feel like things are getting easier. Sure the other day I did a nearly 8 mile run, but there was nothing impressive about it. A nearly 9 min/mi pace is nothing to cheer about. I have been using the same training plan structure since I did my first sprint triathlon in 2009. I have been using training plans from beginnertriathlete.com. I don't have anything negative to say about it, but I think I just need a change. I just have gotten into such a routine and I don't seem to challenge myself as much as I used to. I don't do intervals and I just don't push myself as hard as I would like.
Starting next week I am going to do the Half Ironman training plan from triathlongeeks.com. This has a little more guidance to the workouts and incorporates strength and conditioning into your weekly workouts. I used to do this, but the recent training plan I was doing was 6 days a week of swimming/biking/running and was about 10 workouts a week. I am looking forward to doing more with this new workout plan. I still think that I need to find a person to go over my swimming stroke, but I think that this new training plan will bring new life to my training. Please feel free to comment about this plan if you have used it or if you have any advice.