Time Vs Training
This is my first post on any forum about triathlon so I am hoping to get hooked and really keen on hearing peoples advice.
Currently I have completed 6 Sprint distance triathlons within a range of 1hr 20 - 1h 30mins. I have recently signed up for a Ironman 70.3 race in Weisbaden Germany which is in august next year.
I have a full time job get up at 6.30am and get home at 6.30pm. all of the training programs I have seen for ironman 70.3 races and full distance ironman's are all geared around people that dont have jobs ie. Monday 1.5 hour swim, followed by a 1 hour run, tuesday 3 hour bike ride followed by a 30 minute run. and so on.
I want to complete the race in 5hr 30mins as this will be a solid acheivement for me but I need some guidance for my training?
I think I should be building base fitness at the moment so am doing the following:
Monday: - 200m warm up - 20x50m, 400m at steady pace - 15 mins of drills
Tuesday: - 5-8k run - easy run
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - Swim - 200 warm up - 800 TT - 15mins of drills 10x50m
Friday - 5k run - fast
Saturday - 2-4 hour bike ride with hills
Sunday - Run if possible but currently none existant
Is this too much for this early at this stage of the year?