Sunday, 15 November 2009

the shocking results of this weeks training

it's been a long time coming. this week, i did something i should have done a while ago. maybe after the Oly. maybe after the back to back Sprints.

i rested.

six whole days. nothing. i worked my ass off (doing work stuff) but my training over six days peaked at a 8 minute cycle down the shops. hard workout.

a strange thing happened throughout these six days. i felt no guilt. no itching to get back in the saddle. nothing. work stuff was all consuming and there was no room for tri stuff (shocking!)

so what did i get up to this week?

monday: rest
tuesday: rest
wednesday: rest
thursday: rest
friday: rest
saturday: rest
sunday: 1 hr 20 min (32k) cycle drills (the old one legged!), 35 mins swim specific weights

this weekend i've got my first duathlon;
2m,10m, 2m. i'm not racing this for a race, just as training, to keep my bricks happening over the winter months. if it goes well, i'll continue in 2010 using them as training.

this week i'm going to run 2 miles everyday, which incidentally is the length of my fav. little run around town.

then it's duathlon time! and here's a duathlon related question;

how do you hold yourself back on the bike (saving yourself for second run) when running is your weakness? surely it's better to go hard on the bike, to make up for the time you'll loose when you hit the run?


teacherwoman said...

Good luck this weekend. Unfortunately, I do not have any advice for you for the duathlon!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love the rest too. Same boat ^^^ i dont have anything good to help. Who would want to run twice in one race. But of course I am the anti runner guy