If all goes well, I am going to become a father in May, and I am looking for some advice on how to train leading up to that. I am excited about becoming a parent, but know that it is going to impact my training and life style (nutrition, sleep, etc.). So I am wondering what is the best way to lead up to it - should I give up on training all together? Should I repeat base+build plans until the baby arrives to build my fitness to a high level and then take time off? Should I follow through the whole base/build/specialty progression as if I am racing the whole season?
Basically, if you have 6 months to train and know that after that your training is going to take a substantial hit for a prolonged period, how would you tweak the workouts over the 6 months?