Still DIY'ing training but feel that has come to an end. I've had this vision of how the training would work out and it's been spot on, the problem now is tapering. I'm not sure how much to taper and where I could see in my minds-eye the plan for the overall training, tapering escapes me. After this weekend, with all my long events under my belt (2.4 mile swim x2, 149 mile bike, 18 mile run in a few days) I'm going to look for assistance on line.
Tapering and the boost in performance you get is something i've yet to consider.
One last note, running. This will be the area I taper the least. I've been slacking on the long runs. Last weekend, 15, then 18 this weekend, 20, 12 then race weekend. We'll see that the online plans tell me but for now...
DIYing up the this point has been priceless. I've trained for 10 marathons and 4, 150 mile one day rides. I've just applied all that's worked from those events. The idea was to break them out in waves, 3 of them that peak at different times; kind of like the image above. Swimming was the first wave, then bike then running which will peak next weekend.
The other benefit, injury. I train as often as i can and pick the event based on schedule. I don't force myself to do anything and if i feel the slightest tweak anywhere, I pull back and concentrate on something else. I've been told by others they love being guided by a schedule, for me the opposite seems to work. Energy is another factor, if i don't have it I don't go or go light. Nutrition, if it's not there, I adjust my diet and training volume.
Last note: don't try this. Really. I could fall flat on my face; but i doubt it .