I just finished my very first IM, Lake Placid last Sunday. I am please with my time 12:20. ( I suffered stomach cramps during the entire run so I’ll need to troubleshoot my nutrition.) I would like to pick up more speed in the bike and run as a goal for my next race in 7 weeks. How long should I wait til I resume. I feel great right now. And how should I train? I presume my base will still be pretty strong. Should I mix in more anaerobic weeks between now and then? Thanks for all your help in helping me achieve this goal.
Congratulations on completing your first Ironman! It’s common to feel ready to get back on the horse before your body truly is ready, so take that into account. Here’s a generic template for milking your peak for seven weeks.
Week 1: Rest
Week 2: Light training
Week 3: Base training
Week 4: Mixed Training
Week 5: Specific Training
Week 6: Specific Training
Week 7: Taper
But you should listen to your body as you go and adjust as needed. Good luck!
I’d like to confirm that the week 21 is safe to do one week before the race 6hr bike 1 hr run. Feels like I accelerated quickly and don’t want to put myself in a bad spot. I start the longer stuff soon. Guess I just need some added confidence in this approach cheers
One week is enough time to recover from that combination if you train very lightly the rest of the way. That being said, it also wouldn’t harm you to shorten your long ride if it makes you feel more comfortable.