What training have you done this week??

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25/10/2009 at 14:17
I know its been done before but............................I am going to find it hard again this winter to muster the correct mind set to get out there and do the base training we all need.

With that in mind lets get each other going by sharing the what we have done each week or day if feel like it!!!!!

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
25/10/2009 at 14:19
So I will start and dont laugh at my poor effort!

5K run on Wednesday in 23 mins. (not a record breaking time)
Thursaday 1.15 of 5 a-side football.

Thats it.

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
25/10/2009 at 15:27
Mon - 50k hilly bike.
Weds - Weights.
Thurs - 1hr bike.
25/10/2009 at 18:11
Treadmill running a few days, some high rpm spinning (20mins a pop) and some flexibility work. I've been stuck in the gym for a few weeks and can't wait to get outdoors - fingers crossed this weekend for a bit of a blast
25/10/2009 at 18:21
nothing, nothing at all, nothing, zip, nothing
just about cycled to work and back.....i am in a right state and i have to get back into it before my butt starts growing roots that'll permanently attach me to the sofa...my most tri related activity this week was to loiter around the 220 forum, HELP!!!!

be the best you can, where you are, with what you have
25/10/2009 at 18:33
Surely its the thought that counts isn't it, well its a start anyway?...
25/10/2009 at 22:21
mon= circuit training, stretching
wed= 5k
thurs= 1hr tri club swim
today= run-bike, 1m-5m-1m-5m-1m, tri club session,
best of all, bank holiday here in ireland tomorrow
25/10/2009 at 23:31
mon - 1h swim session w/ swindon tri
wed - 20k to work (44mins), 20k to home (44mins) rubbish riding.
thu - 3.5mi run incl 2mi at 7.50 (easyish pace)
fri - 20k to work (41mins), 20k home (38mins) getting better
sun - 5mi run incl 3mi at 7.20 (quickish for me)

going to start the winter running programme soon, if i can work out how to shoehorn into my week.

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25/10/2009 at 23:53
Monday: 0:45 core conditioning, 0:45 spin class, 1:00 swim drills
Tuesday: 0:30 power plates, 0:30 cross trainer, 0:30 rowing machine, 1:15 running club road session, 1:00 core conditioning class, 1:00 spin class
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 1:15 running club road session, 1:00 swim drills
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 5k ParkRun
Sunday: 18k trail run

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2011: Now to go faster. Then IronMan Wales came along, so the speedwork can wait until 2012
26/10/2009 at 23:29
On Sunday I did my first competitive cross country in about 16 years.


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27/10/2009 at 10:50
27/10/2009 at 11:41
Nothing - been eating lots of sweet things such as chocolate biscuits, chocolate, crisps, sweets etc.
Worked very hard at it.....does that count?
27/10/2009 at 11:47
Fluctating between being sick, then racing after no training, exhausted... repeat x 4 weeks
Got a half marathon this weekend then I'm having a break for a couple of weeks, getting well and recovering.
Come mid-November I'm going for swim analysis and ramping up for off-season training: turbo miles, long runs, lots of swimming. 2010 season starts in March for me. Eek!

TRIumphant wrote:
Saturday: 5k ParkRun

Which Parkrun do you do?
27/10/2009 at 13:41
60mins hill program on gym bike: check
2k swim in pool with breakthough at the stroke timing (hooraaaaH ): check!
11k commute cycling daily: check
finally getting my act together and getting off my butt: hopefully check!!!!

be the best you can, where you are, with what you have
27/10/2009 at 15:09
Another one for nada!

As a word of warning for any other rookies I made the classic error of upping the volume too quickly a month back and developed shin splints. Eased off for a week but didn't rest properly, kept sneaking out for "little" runs and "just a quick cycle". Launched into winter base training doing 3 x 1.5 hour runs, 3 x 40k cycles and 3 x morning swims one week and found myself limping for the bus and hobbling up stairs while also fighting a nice head cold.

Queue ice on legs and no more running for two weeks which led into the GAT officers birthday being

Fri - Go see Greenday at the O2 (yes I am a 36 yr old pop-punk fan )
Head cold has now moved down onto the chest.
Sat - House party, London club and home at 5am
I'm getting too old for this, really I am.
Sun - Hangover, recovery, out to the pub with GAT officers family (where did I leave my Benelin!)
Mon - Day shopping in London as GAT officers present, dinner, cocktails

Shin splints have cleared up, hangovers are gone, barking cough still to be gotten rid of. I can't wait to go out and do some training. It feels like I've not done anything in about 2 years!

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27/10/2009 at 16:32
10K run at lunch time in central London - bloody awful place.
30 minute strength session on the turbo.
Edited: 27/10/2009 at 22:56
27/10/2009 at 21:34
2250m swim yesterday with a main set of 18 x 100m on 2.15mins (first rep at 2mins descending to 1min 40secs).

Strength session today

The days are getting shorter!!!!!!
27/10/2009 at 22:37
% mile run yesturday (Monday) t took a shocking 39 mins. I am out of shape! Going o start my winter base program of stamina not speed for 3 months. aybe a few quick intervals in between.

Only the mind sets the limits! I dont mind at all!!!!
27/10/2009 at 22:53
2250m swim yesterday with a main set of 18 x 100m on 2.15mins (first rep at 2mins descending to 1min 40secs).

God, how on earth do you stay in the water for so long without becoming a prune and freezing!! Here I am again...trying to love the pool, but I don't... did 1000m ther other day and BORED!!

Anyway I digress:

10k run
1hr bike and 1000 swim
5k quick run
1hr brick session in gym today

That will be all ... rest of the week socialising ... will have to sneak out at the weekend to do a quick run before my friend notices!!
27/10/2009 at 23:43
Nothing for 2 weeks following Leicester Marathon and return of ITB pain at mile 18.
Splits: 6 miles @ 42 mins; 13.1 miles @ 1:35; 19 miles @ 2:19; 26.2 miles @ 3:35. Those last 7 miles HURT, especially the underpass. Wanted 3:20 but happy to finish on the day.

Last 2 weeks just yoga stretching hips, groin, ITB.

Mon: Run 6 miles 42 mins
Today: cyclocross training session with local bike club. Superb intervals on slimy grass. HR up at 175

Start my Endurance Nation inspired training next week, 20 weeks on increasing power and speed on bike/run.


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