Sunday, March 21, 2010

Triathlon training plan is back on track!

I've been tweaking my training plan again. For me, a good triathlon training plan has more runs than bikes and swims, and more swims than bike sessions. I do this because I love running much more than the other sports, and I'm just more comfortable lacing up the shoes and heading out at any time of day rather than planning a trip the pool or a bike ride. However, if you need more work in a particular area, the smart athlete will give that area of weakness more focus so that they will become a better, more well rounded triathlete.

The updated plan has less swims than bike efforts though. I need work on the bike and I want to at least be faster than I was when I was training back in Houston with my cycling buddies. To do that I needed to put 3 cycling sessions into the weekly plan.

My well rounded triathlon plan now has me running 4 times, biking 3 times, and swimming 2 times. I also tucked a couple of weight training sessions into the new plan for good measure.

I'm looking forward to getting started on the new focused plan. If you are putting together a plan and don't have a coach to force you to train on the sport that you hate the most, you need to be accountable to yourself and get it done. At least that is what I'm telling myself. Sounds good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! I am impressed by anyone who can live life and train for something as demanding as a triathlon. Training for a marathon is probably the extent of my will-power. Who knows, though, I love a good challenge.

  Sunday run in the rain.