Thanks everyone for the responses, I have read them all and there are some good points.
I have taken some things on board and will have a chat to the wife tonight about her thoughts on how to fit it in a bit more with a few ideas.
I have been considering this for a while, but it is really our designated family time. I would actually be better off skipping the meal time together if I am going to get an afternoon session in as generally that ends up being 30 minutes of waiting for kids to finish the meals as they are both slow eaters. A couple of times a week that may be doable.
Goal is 70.3, it is the distance I enjoy most. Lunch time workouts aren't an option as I only get 30 minutes at most! Most of my riding is indoors due to safety concerns of the wife and myself so at least I have ticked that box! Thanks god for Zwift!
No way I can be in bed at 9pm consistently, kids are still awake at that time some nights, if I went to bed then every night then I would literally have no time with my wife without the kids. That said, have you always been an early riser, if not how have you adapted to it, any tips. I think the morning plan has some merit but I have to get into the habit!
So 5 weekday sessions then double sessions sat and sun makes 9, but I am sure you have said you always schedule a weekly rest day. Without giving away the secrets I would love to know a weekly structure that is one session per day, includes a rest day, and gets people to Kona. Re-reading that it sounds like I am being a smart arse, trying not to be, just trying to get my head around it.
I do help with baths and showers, but there is probably a half hour window in there on days where there are no after school activities. Just need to be ready to go as stated. I have been thinking through the commute thing. I drive currently but I only like 7.5km from work so could ride in easy enough then run home a couple of times a week. Would still be home by 5:30 assuming I finish work on time.
Yep, couples time seems very limited in some of these descriptions. Especially if the wife is not running or riding with you.
I tried this for a while and found the weekend sessions a real battle. I reckon for maintaining that might work, but not building.
You are possibly right about the quality time. I think I am still adapting out of the age when they were fully dependent. They are both fairly self sufficient but I still feel the need to be around just in case. Just mentally adjusting to the fact I am not required on a minute to minute basis.
Go ME!!! Here is the second post!