Let me just explain you why this title...
1. "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
2. "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
3. "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."
As some of you know by reading my latest posts, I am "finishing" to recover from an ITBS injury over last 8 weeks, but, I did a big mistake, thinking I can follow a 70.3 Ironman plan (for my first one, as you can see on my prior post) training 12 to 14 hours...let's be realistic and follow Confucius wisdom..."Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Why do I want to complicate my life? Is just simple, I am a father of two wonderful kids, husband of a fantastic wife and professional committed to my Company...and I love practising sports,as amateur.
Why should I follow a so exhaustive and not able to coordinate with my actual busy life which will make it much more difficult? To get a better 70.3 Ironman result? Not needed. Get fit faster? Not needed, check second and third Confucius quotes above.
Then, I have taken my final decision for my triathlon training plan...and taking in consideration that my 2 weakest sports are run and bike. I am OK with my swimming. I will try to train maximum 6 days per week, as it follows:
Monday> Swim immersion training or long swim session. (1h)
Tuesday> Bike session: tempo. (1h)
Wednesday> Running sessions coached by Michael Maiers (Dragons Top Triathlete) (1h)
Thursday> Bike session: tempo or yoga session. (1h)
Friday> Rest or long run. (max. 90 mins)
Saturday> Long bike (max. 180 mins) or sport event (Splash'n'Dash, OWS or Dragons Training sessions)
Sunday> Rest or long run (if not done on Friday) (max. 90 mins)
Total maximum hours per week = 8.5 hours of training.
As you can see, I have created a very flexible training plan including different type of trainings and could suit better according to my daily working and family calendar...no more than 6 days training, and between 4 to 6 days "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." (Confucius).
Last but not least, I would like to introduce to all of you, updated Hong Kong Dragons Triathlon Club website: http://sites.google.com/site/dragonstriclub/
Talk to you next post...but to finalize my post, let me just add to last Confucius quotes...that summarize my decision:
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." by Confucius.