Posted by FLATOUT JIM in Training
I approach my training a little differently from most triathletes. I don’t use a calendar, or spreadsheet, to painstakingly plan out, each and every training session over the season. In my past experience, that’s a waste of time anyway because with our unpredictable weather, and my family schedule, I often have to be flexible with my training.
According to my Google Analytics, I certainly caught the attention of a few with yesterdays post, although only one brave soul left a comment.
Since I have everyone’s attention, I decided to post my summer training plan, in preparation for my August 07 St. John’s Tri.
What I do is identify goals, or objectives, and then plan a standardized week that meets the objectives, but allows flexibility if I plan to do a B or C event or race.
My objectives are
1. 4 Bike sessions
2. 4 run sessions
3. 3 swim sessions
4. At least 2 to 3 sessions that are multi discipline sessions
5. Mid week quality session done as a brick. The run is at tempo pace, for time
6. Long brick on Saturday
7. Long ride on Sunday.
8. My A-Race is August 07
So to meet these objectives, my week looks something like this:
Saturday: Brick (Long ride and long run, moderate intensity)
Sunday: Long Ride and Swim.
Monday: Run (Hills or intervals)
Tuesday; am Bike (Hills or intervals) can be done on the trainer: pm swim
Wednesday: Brick Half and Half
Thursday; am Run (Recovery) pm Swim
For Sunday’s sessions, up until the end of masters season, (End of May) the swim was done separate, and completed in the evening. Once water temps allow, it will be multi discipline session with a swim followed by a long ride.
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