I just realized - well yesterday actually - that one year from this past weekend I will be toeing the line at Ironman Chattanooga.
Having one Ironman under my belt I am of course now an expert. Just kidding.
With a year to plan there is one thing I want to do a little better. My first goal for Ironman Chattanooga is to get stronger. Not like weight lifting stronger. Endurance stronger.
Here's a thing about me - I never ever ever ever ever do weight training. Unless somebody says ... oh today you should life weights with me. That's the only time. But I know (intellectually, academically speaking) that incorporating strength training into my routine will be helpful.
At home or at the Gym?
I have oodles of equipment at home for this. I do not actually need to go to a gym to do this. I do know from experience that I will do this if I have to if I pay an assertive trainer to make me do it. I learned this because I had a trainer help me lose the baby weight after my kiddos were born. But I actually would prefer not to do that if I can avoid it just because I want to. But we'll see because maybe I need a trainer every so often to keep me on track. Hmmmmmmm... things to think about.
I need to do some research and make a plan.
To get started I'm meeting with a trainer for a free session. So I'll be back with an update soon.
Question for you guys!
In the meantime here's a question for readership (do I have readership?) What strength exercises do you recommend for long distance triathletes?