This year, I've come up with a training plan that will hopefully address some of my weaknesses during the past two years, but still keep things on the fun side. I have a 4-week cycle where the first three weeks is building on each week by 20-25% in terms of hours. The 4th week is a rest week. Each week has a different emphasis and breaks down like so:
Week 1: Less miles more speed (get after those Strava KOMs and CRs!)and equal time paid to swim, bike and run.
Week 2: More miles less speed (Strava of the mind is still okay!) and more time paid to running.
Week 3: Lots of miles, no speed (no Strava!) and more time paid to biking.
Week 4: Rest week, build weight back up and more time paid to swimming and weight room sessions. I find that as I increase the miles, my weight drops. I'll start the cycle weighing 130 pounds during week 1, and by the end of week 3, I weigh in at about 126 pounds. Thus, this week is about fattening myself, and reversing the trend to get back up to 130 pounds by the start of the next cycle. Unlike the past three seasons, I'm determined not to be 121 pounds again!
I just finished week 3 of my cycle, and I did a little over 19 hours of training, and I'm putting a cap on training at 20 hours. If it's over 20 hours, it has to be fun like doing the Coast Ride. It's gotta be fun, this is after all, a hobby.
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