‘Twas the week before training started and all through the house…


‘Twas was the week before Ironman training started and all through the house
a triathlete was stirring to get off of the couch.

The trainer was set up with ease and great care
and the bike shorts were laid out so she knew what to wear.

Her husband was nestled all snug in their bed
knowing what was coming – the brick workouts he dreads.

So triathlete in her tri kit and phone in her lap
had just settled in to download some apps.

She needed to record all of her training done right
in hopes that she’d finish with all of her might.

Away to the pool she would go take a splash
with hopes to get better – quick like the Flash.

30 weeks of tri training she’d have to find time
for what was important and to get to that line.

Off to Lake Placid she’ll go in July
able and ready and willing to tri.

Training for Ironman Lake Placid starts NEXT WEEK! Eeekk! I can’t even believe it’s here already!!

For the next 30 weeks I’ll be following a detailed training plan. I’m so pumped! I need the structure and the purpose again. I’ve still been getting in quality workouts, but I miss the grind and drive that comes with training. In my training plan the first 10 weeks is “base” training AKA the “patience” period. It’s important to not go all out during this training phase and to gradually build a solid foundation. I’m in great shape now so I know it’s going to be hard not to go crazy. I just need to follow the plan and trust the process.

I have everything set up for the first 10-weeks and my plan is already on my calendar starting on December 26. This is going to be a wild ride and I know it’s going to be filled with ups, downs and everything in-between.

For now I’m going to enjoy my last few unstructured workouts and the holidays!

Keep training hard.


3 thoughts on “‘Twas the week before training started and all through the house…

  1. Thanks so much Zoe! Wow Germany! Good luck with training – that is going to be incredible. Looking forward to following your journey as well!

  2. Great little poem which I may adapt as I’m only a couple of weeks behind you as I train for Hamburg, Germany
    Looking forward to comparing our journeys to the start & finish line
    Good luck ☘️

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