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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..

I am an NCTJ qualified journalist and copywriter with a year’s worth of experience as a local hack, and just under two years’ of experience working in the marketing department for a highstreet retailer. I currently work at Cycling Weekly, previous to this I was the editor at Total Women's Cycling. I do a little freelance writing alongside my job, and have written for Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Sussex Sport, Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, the Brighton Argus, Steve Hart Photography and 2LK Design. I blog to record the activities in my life which I don’t want to forget when I’m old and wrinkly (let’s hope the internet never melts down – but it seems safer than a notebook) – to let old friends and family know what I’m up to, and because I enjoy playing with words. I’m always looking for new projects – and you can email me should you ever need someone with an energetic passion for word doodling. Email: michelle.arthurs@gmail.com Twitter: @RideWriteRepeat Instagram: @RideWriteRepeat

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