I haven't been on here in awhile but I used to follow this site a lot.
I signed up for the American Zofingen next year http://www.cm2promotions.com/american-zofingen#
I am going to turn 40 and I haven't done any long distance races since 2007. I have done races just not hard ones and I haven't done well. I am up around 210 pounds. I used to never really race well unless I was in the 180s.
This race just seems like the race I really want to do. It appears to be geared towards middle aged guys who want to prove they aren't old yet.
I have done a bunch of Ironman distance races. Doing two key workouts a week has worked well in the past for me. I used to do a 30k run on Wednesday and then on Sunday a 160k run followed by a 16k run. Then I would swim when I could and get in short bike rides.
The last time I did an Ironman distance race, I trained an hour a day. I would go to the gym and swim 20 minutes, ride the lifecycle for 20 minutes and then run on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I did around 11:30 something.
I live in Canada so I am pretty much waiting until March and April to really get on the bike start cycling.
Anyone have any ideas on what would be good to do for key workouts for this race?
I was thinking in March I could just start doing a 10 mile run, a three hour ride and then another 10 mile run once a week. Until then I can just work on getting in shape enough to do that. I have a 20 year training history in endurance sports. It is not that I haven't been training. I am just kind of fat and out of shape. I have a stuck at a desk 8 to 10 hours a day job with changing hours.