Saturday, May 8, 2010
Since I log my training at begginertriathlete.com, my training weeks run Sunday-Saturday. Which I guess makes sense since weeks run Sunday-Saturday. Did you ever wonder why that is? I never did until 2 seconds ago. This article sheds some light on the answer, but it's honestly more than I was asking for. You've been warned.
Anyways, I think I've finally found a training schedule that not only addresses my volume/recovery requirements, but manages to make the family and the boss happy. The only thing I'm going to need to work on is finding some more time for the Sunday long bike ride (need to get that up distance-wise). That will inevitably be a case of me getting my lazy butt out of bed earlier.
Sunday: (Morning) 1:30 Bike (25 Miles); Sunday (Evening) :40 Short Run (4-5 Miles)
Monday: (Lunch) 1:00 Bike (18 Miles); Monday (Evening) Weight Training
Tuesday: (Late Afternoon) 1:00 Medium Run (7 Miles)
Wednesday: (Lunch) 1:00 Bike (18 Miles); Monday (Evening) Weight Training
Thursday: (Late Afternoon) 1:00 Swim
Friday: (Late Afternoon) 1:20 Long Run (10 miles)
Saturday: (Morning) 1:00 Swim
I don't schedule days off. I'll take one if I need to, but with my swimming being the only thing I do on those particular days, it seems to work pretty well as active recovery. And I usually need to take a quick trip somewhere for work that by default gives me 2-3 days off a month.
I work at home, so the prep time for a run or bike is minimal. And the deal I cut with my boss is that I can either do a "lunch" or cut out a little early. It's good to have the support of your job to stay in shape. It must be because they are Canadian - this seems to rarely be the norm here in the US.
My family is happy, because except for the weight training sessions, I'm finished up by 5:30 or 6. So we have plenty of evenings together.
So there you go, it may not sound like a super huge deal, but I'm pretty stoked on it.