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Recap – Week 42

Starting to ramp up again.


Swim: 2:00:00 – 5750m
Bike: – 1:15:00 – 34.6km
Run: – 0:43:53 – 9.5km

Total – 3:58:53

Again, this week has been pretty light. I am trying to stick with the “no more than a 10% increase per week in either duration or intensity” rule. At least, that is what I am telling myself.

We had a couple of great swim sets despite my laziness. Our instructor was away so one of my fellow swim clubbers (that sounds wrong) took over the workouts. Friday consisted of a 4x400m Fartlek main set followed by a 400m kick set to cool down. Word to the wise, a 400m kick set is as much a cool down as 200m IM is a warm up. I felt that workout until Sunday afternoon.

I enjoyed my run as well, a good lunch time run with some pretty gnarly wind. It felt like the wind changed direction once I turned, going against it for 9.5km. I am pretty sure that wasn’t the case, but it felt a little like it.

Renovations are going better now that the electrical and plumbing passed inspection, and we are now working on stuff that we will actually see once the renovation in finished. I am finding it hard to fit in a day worth of work, training session on the weekend, taking the dog for a walk, and of course spending time with the girls. As you can see from my numbers above, the training session has gone by the wayside.

No problems though, I will be finished in about 3 weeks, right about the time that I will need that extra day to increase my miles. Fingers crossed it works out the way I want it too.

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I am working on my winter training schedule at the moment. Trying to fit in 3 swim, 2 bike, and 2 run workouts can be hard enough, but now mix in 2 strength sessions and a rest day, and it looks like I will be back to 2-a-day again for the winter. Oh how I have missed them this summer; wait, they are called bricks past April.

I will dedicated a future post, in the near future, to how I laid out my winter blocks. I don’t have it complete yet, or I would share it right now. No matter how you slice it, it will be a bunch or trainer workouts with some treadmill runs mixed in for good measure.

Question: How have you planned you winter training?


3 responses

  1. For me it’s Allan about the run and weight training till January, them time to add in bike and swim and ditch the weights. Somehow my plan of going easy with only one work out a day, like yours, has already gone astray, except mine is running and pilates one day and spin, swim and aquafit the next. Hard to keep us triathletes down!
    Good luck with the rest of your winter prep.

    October 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    • Yeah man, I was in the weight room yesterday for the first time in about 6 months. Run speed is what it is all about.

      Thanks, and good luck to you as well.

      October 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

      • Problem I am having is that it hurts more lifting and doing running intervals than long distance running, biking or swimming.

        October 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

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