Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Training Plan

In preparation for the upcoming year, I decided to go off the deep end and get a training plan (or two).

I actually wanted a coach, but 1). Don’t think I deserve one [I’m waiting to get a coach for when I’m actually close to winning something, right now I’m BOTP, maybe when I get to MOTP], and 2). Most importantly, I can’t afford one.

I think that it sucks about the money. I know a great guy and great coach (I assume) but right now, I don’t think I can afford him, the Gym, the house, etc all at once. Which sucks, because I’m pretty sure that I can con beg my way into a good deal if I include the family.

Anyways, I bought the Triathlon Geek Olympic training plan. I’ll let you know if it works well for me or not. At first blush, it looks good, a lot of work outs at various levels and it focuses on different styles and techniques.

I plan on using the Olympic plan for the Sprint race, and I’ll use the Half-Iron plan for the Olympic (coming up!!). My hope is that I’ll be so far ahead with the larger distances that it’ll be cake walk for me to do the actual event.

(Here’s to hoping!)

I have one problem. I currently go to the gym and do a couple classes (Both on the same day 6am and 6pm)

1). Run class – Basically a running group. We run ~3 miles. Twice per week; ~40 minutes

2). Sports conditioning – Mainly consist of a lot of various activities; i.e. sprints; push-ups; stairs; core work, etc. Basically it REALLY gets the heart moving (HR 158-193). Twice per week; 1 hour

I really like the classes, but when looking at the new schedule, I’m not sure how they fit in. If I keep them AND follow the schedule, is that too much and/or I’m sure that they may fit into the schedule at first but inevitably the time will come that the schedule calls for more than the class can give.

It’s a pickle, no doubt about it!

1 comment:

IronTriTim said...

Sounds like you have the right idea, half IM plans are a big step up, but will set you up nicely for an Oly. I have started classes this year, and are finding them really helpful. Try a core class, 30mins of pain!