I am officially starting the second week of my planned training schedule leading up to my first triathlon in 4 3/4 months away, or 21 weeks!!! I try to always remind myself what I am working towards or the end goal. When I woke up this morning I felt like sitting on the couch, whiling away the morning watching recorded television, but I got my but out the door by focusing on what I why I was getting up early and going running. Always keeping my eye towards the goal, the one moment it all is justified, the hours training, injuries, relationship hardships caused from ‘the schedule’ and everything else serious athletic training entails. I know when I get to my first triathlon I will be happy that I properly and seriously trained for the event. It should be more enjoyable as I should be in the best shape of my life. My goals this week are simple extensions of last weeks, just increased in duration and/or time. As I heal up my elbow, I will remove Pilates, swimming and upper body work outs and biking to reduce additional or long term injury. So this week will be easier for the upper body.
Week 22 Gaols
- Log my Nutrition
- 3 Mile long run up from 2.6
- Possibly Get a descent distance bike ride at end of week depending on condition of elbow tendinitis.
- Attend free clinic on Rear Derailleur maintenance.
- Bump running up from 4.76 to 5 miles this week
Week 22 Schedule
Monday – Easy Run
Tuesday – Lower body workout
Wednesday – Speed run / arm and elbow stretches
Thursday-Lower body workout
Friday – Run and possibly swim and possibly bike based on how elbow feels and wife/training medic thinks it has healed.
Saturday – If elbow is ok, Silver Comet ride maybe 10 or so miles
Sunday – Easy day, if arm is good, easy 25 meter swimming.
As stated I am not doing several normal components of my workouts and I am not going to focus too much on total hours this week. I do plan to increase the run distance though and plan to do some solid run workouts. What are your weekly goals? Til next time.