Monday, 24 August 2009
bike related humour
firstly, a couple of things that have made me chuckle this week.
bike related humour, doesn't get better than this;
and then once you've dropped 5k on your bike, you might like to try this approach to keeping those thieves at bay;
and moving away from the chuckling, this is certainly one of the most inspiring stories i've heard on the circuit. a lot of people race for various personal reasons, this one takes the cake;
ok so back to training, this week has been a little hectic, and sore. my mid week running track experience has once again established the current trend of almost consistent muscular pain. rest days have been more recovery, trying to walk again type affairs.
monday > 30 mins weights (swim routine), 30 min swim, 1 hour 45 min cycle
tuesday > rest
wednesday > 30 min sprint runs
thursday > rest
friday > 45 min cycle, 30 min swim drills, 45 min cycle
saturday > 1 hour 30 min cycle speed focus
sunday > rest
monday > 20 minute run, swim/bike weights, 30 minute swim drills
i've got a new approach to weight training too. rather than just lifting weights which are easily manageable, i'm lifting what's actually challenging, where my maximum rep is around 10.
i've never done this before, and realised my approach has always been a bit lazy, and generally ineffective. it's also been conditioned by things like pump class - where i'd always pick a lower, more manageable weight for fear of not being able to complete the set (and face the wrath of the teacher for too much weight).
but doing weights myself, i'm in control, and i know my limits. i look around the gym and see other ladies who look strong, lifting little weights and wonder if they've had the same approach as me... are they really getting the most out of their routine?
or rather, do i spend too much time thinking about these things?!
the good news for this week is; I'm off on holidays! miami, florida, sunshine! the bad news; i'll be suffering from bike separation (it hurts to even write). so training focus for the next ten days will be run run run (with a little ocean swimming)
next week, training report from the sunny state