My name is Ian, often seen as I. Murray ODZ Endurance Lab on Zwift.  I have been an endurance athlete for about 15 years, and I am one of the original Zwift Beta participants.  Many of you know me from the TeamODZ SkillZ and DrillZ classes held every Wednesday evening and as the Evil Elf from the TeamODZ Endurance Lab.  Now, it is time to embark on another adventure.

On 12 November, my triathlon season culminated at the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships held at the Miami Man Triathlon.  I had one goal: punch my ticket to the International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in Odense/Fyn, Denmark.  Mission accomplished.

I now have about eight months to get ready for the race.  The race is a bit longer than Miami Man, so the build will be a bit different.  This time, though, you will get to see it all, both here and on Zwift.  Other than the swim, about 95 percent of my run and bike workouts will be on Zwift.  (I will still have to do a little outside, as I cannot get good speed workouts in on the treadmill.)

Each week I will put up the results of the previous week’s training and the plan for the upcoming week.  I’ll publish the times of when I plan to do each of my workouts, so I hope that many of you can join me on this journey!  Training starts in earnest on 4 December, as I have decided to take a couple weeks off to let the body recover.

Keep tuned in to ZwiftBlog for more fun and suffering!