To this point, my wife has been exceptionally supportive of anything that I throw myself into, whether it be volleyball, road cycling, obstacle course racing, or triathlon. Normally she follows me around but she's yet to get herself into triathlon. Before she fell pregnant, she was coming along on my training rides and runs and has always shared a swim session with me. She quite enjoys the travel and the social side of supporting with my triathlon club and genuinely enjoys being a part of my racing and seeing all of the hours come to fruition on race day. I'm averaging around 10-11 hours per week, and do my training early in the morning to minimise impact with my 8-5 job and also my PT work that I do in the mornings and evening. I'm up at 430 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to train, and my Saturday runs incorporate ParkRun so that's not too bad. I limit night time training to Wednesday and Friday night swims, but I'm usually home by 830.
During the pregnancy, she has dialled back the running and cycling as her body required but still comes swimming with me. Even with the twins onboard, she's still swimming 2:20/100m but is limited in the distance that she can swim before she gets tired. She's swimming about 500m at a time before having to rest for a bit. We're also still deciding as to whether or not she's technically a human submarine, but we'll let you know what we come back with.
We had a chat last night about how to manage things once the twins arrive and it will be a case of trying to work out which sessions are key to my ability to do the 70.3 on the Sunshine Coast, and which sessions are essentially just kms in the legs. I'll be having a look at which sessions I can modify to reduce the time training, but I have my bike setup on Zwift and my neighbour has a treadmill so it'll really only be the swimming where I'm away from home. She wants me to keep training and wants me to race, but it just depends on how I can shuffle it around nap times and whatnot. If it happens, it happens. If not, so be it. After that, I might just drop back to do the local QTS races at Raby Bay where I can only train with a relatively low volume and still have a bit of fun.