...Training

Plan for the week

Date Mode Exe Type Distance Comments
Sun Jan 15, 2006 Bike Endurance 10.0 30 minutes endurance pace
Mon Jan 16, 2006 Swim Endurance 1.6 200m warm up 3x400m endurance 200m cool down
Tue Jan 17, 2006 Strength Strength 20 reps 3 sets of: Leg Press/Squat Seated Row Hamstring Curl Lat Pulldown Ab Crunches
Wed Jan 18, 2006 Run Endurance 5.0 35 minutes plus at a endurance level pace
Thu Jan 19, 2006 Strength Strength 3 sets of 20 reps each: Leg Press/Squat Seated Row Hamstring Curl Abdominal Crunches
Thu Jan 19, 2006 Bike Endurance 35 minutes endurance pace on indoor trainer
Fri Jan 20, 2006 Swim Endurance 1.6 200m warm up 3x400m endurance 200m cool down
Sat Jan 21, 2006 Run Endurance 5.0 40 minutes at an endurance pace
category: Planning posted on Sunday January 15, 2006 at 14:53:00 by: 0xCC

Planning

This weekend m and I will be going on a little bit of a retreat. It isn't anything formal, just a night in a fancy hotel and some time away from home. We plan on doing some stuff that we haven't done before even though we have both lived within an hour and a half of Toronto all our lives.

Also, one of the things that we will be doing this weekend is taking some time to plan out our upcoming training season. Since I started this training log (or blog, whatever you want to call it) we have been in the 'off-season'. We have been very, very unstructured and have basically been trying to do at least one workout per sport per week but it hasn't worked out that way, which is fine.

For a number of years (probably the last 5 training seasons or so) we have been using periodization to get the most out of our training. Periodization is a way of breaking a season down into periods with emphasis on different aspects of training in different periods in order to achieve peak fitness for a specific time period. This article defines it as "Periodization is an organized approach to training that involves progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period of time." The basic idea is to progress from building an endurance base to building speed and lactic threshold levels as you approach race season. In the coming weeks I will post more information on how we use periodization for our training, what our goals are and what our training schedule will look like. For right now I can tell you that 'real' training will start the week of December 19 which will give us enough time to train for a race on the 26th of June.
category: Planning posted on Friday November 19, 2004 at 15:53:58 by: 0xCC

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