Got a plan. Lets see if this works for 2011. Goal is sub 12hr in IM LP.
So last week went from a avg to bad week for training. I was starting off the week with planning to adding 2 swims , and 1 extra speed run for the entire week.
This weekend was my 2nd brick as building up to 2011. A brick is a bike-run. Physically 1 of the more challenging parts of a triathlon. To run after getting off the bike is “toooghh” . And plus for most of us (ok maybe just me) , it is also a mental challenge.You get off your bike and then to run hard got to build that mental 6pack.
So WTC (the trademark owners of IM — ironman) , yes the big and bad corporation which holds all the ironman races, has decided to cancel the collaboration they had with Janus to create the Janus charity challenge. For a lot of triathletes who use the sport to raise money for their charity this is a huge blow. Apparently according to the rumor-mill , WTC has a separate sponsor for a charity program that they will announce later. I was planning to do a the charity challenge for my next IM race in lake placid. So now I have to wait to see what WTC brings to the table.
I haven’t swum since august. Surprising ? Well it just mean I was busy with other things . And plus I was lazy . How many times can you motivate yourself to wakeup at 5:30 on a weekday to go to the pool ? Especially when it is cold and wet outside. Maybe I should have gone for a walk , with all the rain CT was getting I would be able to call it a swim.
So after starting OS training , I figure I should take it upon myself to add swimming. Hmmm. Darn that 3rd sport is always problematic. Goal for the initial 2 weeks is to just get back to the feel of the water. Do about 1200 -1700 yds 2-3/week. From there ramp it up build technique and form.
So I guess now it is time to drown myself.
Numbers Numbers. I like numbers , I live for numbers. And because I take my hobby as a hugely analytical exercise I love when I get new numbers.
So week 1 and day 2 , I am meant to do an FTP test. For me this is a bit of mixed bag. I don’t own a power tap yet (on the list of purchases). So till then I have to use heart-rate , perceived effort, and cadence at a specific gear as an estimate. Yeah I know after all that I would much rather have a power tap which tells me how many watts I am generating. Get a headache just getting a good ftp measure.
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