Hi all - new TR user here, hoping to get some insight on how best to structure the 11 months I have leading to IM Cozumel 2019. For background - I am a few years removed from active triathlon but have done 5 half IMs and Ironman Arizona in 2014. Stay in fairly good shape, but certainly don’t have the base fitness I used to.
In any case, in my previous IM I did Don Fink’s 30 week program and it served me pretty well. Leading up to that plan I was mostly doing bike and swim workouts, but in a fairly unstructured way. My training was almost exclusively HR based and not power based.
As I evaluate the IMCZ plan, I am thinking about the TR IM medium volume plan (base, build, specialty), with Atlantic City 70.3 thrown in for September as a test run for the full in November. Seeing as how that plan doesn’t start until late April, what is the best plan to follow in the lead up Jan-April to (a) establish a base of fitness, (b) avoid burn out with 11 months of structured work outs, and © arrive healthy to the start of the actual IM plan?
Thanks in advance for any guidance!