I recently completed my last triathlon of the season, Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens. The race went great and was a great wrap to a very successful triathlon season.
My focus now shifts to training for Portland Marathon on October 9th, so my ratio of swim/bike/run shifts from 25%/50%/25% to 15%/25%/60%. This allows me to increase my weekly mileage and arrange my training week around my 20+ mile long runs on Saturdays. Since April I’ve been training with the Get Fit Live Fit marathon program offered by Fit Right NW, which has offered not only guidance around how to safely approach the marathon distance, but also helped me work around injuries throughout the season.
After the marathon is over I look forward to two months of strength and light base training before I kick back into high gear in January. The main race next year for me will be Ironman Canada in August, and I am extremely excited for the challenge of preparing for such a demanding race.