New programme..

Thur 70min turbo, 1.5k swim
Fri AM: core/weights, pm: Club Swim
Sat rest
Sun 3.5k swim (500 drills, 100,200,300,400,500,400,300,200,100)
Mon: AM: 1hr40 gym (elip/row/run/bike in sets of 10/20min), PM: 2x10min KB, core

Triathlon season ended some time ago and I seem to be finding some motivation for next year. Most of this is being put into devising a new training schedule, which is a matter on my mind most of the time i’m not 1) in a lecture 2) training 3) mid conversation 4) writing/researching some new article.

So far i’ve come up with several possiblities. One change is that i’m skipping my normal Monday gym. The majority of this session consists of standing around between sets and foam rolling, and its probably not that productive. Despite this, I often leave college at about 5.30, and get home about 8.30 – so my meandering around the gym session is actually taking out three hours of my day, all for the sake of about 30mins of actual work. A little pointless, I hear you say, and probably one of the reasons I ended up feeling a bit burnt out last week – too much time pretending to train and actually doing very little.

What I need is a reason for every session – and they need to be real sessions. I’m wondering if my ’40min bike’ and ’40min run’ sessions would be better combined with others to make one really good session a day, as opposed to two ‘so-so’ ones. But then where do I actually fit these uber sessions in? The planning goes on..

Published by michellearthurs

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

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