First 70.3 - training questions!
Currently training for my first 70.3 race and just had a few questions related to training time and frequency. Been training for quite some time - a few months now - and have a solid endurance base built already. Doing 3 hour rides on weekends, 2 hour runs, and able to swim the distance needed for the race. My questions were related to training frequency though. Due to current work and life schedules, I am only squeezing in 8-10, sometimes 11-12 training hours per week, with typically 1 long swim, 2 runs (1 short to medium distance tempo, 1 long slow distance), 1-2 bike rides (always 1 long slow distance 3 hours past few weeks, and usually 1 interval session about 1 hour), and 1-2 brief strength training sessions (basic lifts - deadlift/squat variations, pull ups, push ups, core etc..)
Given this is my first 70.3, do you think this weekly volume and frequency will suffice? Not going for mind blowing speed, but shooting for under 7 hours total. Is this a realistic goal? Should I really be pushing and trying to squeeze in more training sessions per week? In weeks past, any more training than this, on top of the hectic current work schedule, has led to beginning stages of overuse injuries and overtraining. It has felt as though this is my max current volume and intensity the body will tolerate. And I have been noticing satisfactory weekly improvements in endurance and overall fitness.
Any and all input is appreciated! Thanks!