Is it too early to start the Kona countdown?
2015 Ironman World Championship?
Just to clarify, we will never race injured or sick so this schedule is always subject to change.
Also, no race on this schedule is as important as Kona so we will never put our bodies in a situation that we may sabotage our Kona race day performance in a less important race.
Because we do not incorporate a lot of high volume training into our Ironman training plans, we will use most of our season focusing on skills/form, strength and speed prior to increasing volume.
Our typical IM prep is around 12 consecutive weeks.
Also, we know that life "happens" all the time and we always strive to find balance in life as age group triathletes so rarely does a planned schedule go 100% as planned.
Marni and Karel 2015 Racing Schedule
Open water swim events and any other events are not included in this schedule
Clermont Olympic Distance Triathlon, Clermont, FL - B priority race*
Marni and Karel will be racing
White Lake Half IM distance triathlon, NC - B priority raceKarel will be racing
Challenge Knoxville Half IM, TN - A priority race
Challenge Williamsburg Half IM, VA - B priority race
Ironman Lake Placid - A- priority raceKarel will be racing
(Team Trimarni house booked for July 22-29th)
Ironman World Championship, Kona, Hawaii - A+++ race
If you are registered in any of the following races or are interested in spectating/volunteering, stay tuned for get-together Trimarni events before/during/after these races. We hope to see you there!
These are the most important events of the racing season. There should be only 2 or 3 A-races because the training schedule should be designed in a way that you will properly prepare, peak and taper the body only a few times during the season. You can not be on your A-game all the time if you are an endurance athlete.
MEDIUM PRIORITY EVENTS (B RACES) These are the events you want to do well in for a variety of reasons (to practice pacing, nutrition, to build confidence, etc.) but are not the main focus of your season plan. These races are built into your plan. You should not treat these as “training” races but they are not top priority races in your season plan so the taper for each race may vary (you should never go into a race "tired" but you should be able to recover quickly from B races to resume training without residual fatigue).
LOW PRIORITY EVENTS (C RACES) These are the events of least importance to you. They are fun events or include prior commitments with training friends, groups, etc. These races are often subject to change or removal because for many athletes, if there are too many races, they will not all fit into the season plan and can take away from structured training and can increase the risk for burnout, injury and illness.