|Swim||3 sessions with fist gloves. Alternating 200's and 100's making me concentrate on stroke. Alternating adding shorter stuff now in fistgloves with no legs (held together -try it and see) and no fistgloves with band around legs. Aiming to be able to swim with the band and fistgloves (again try it).||4300|
|Bike||2x60min McCormack style intervals I've dropped down gears to concentrate on increasing my cadence to above 90- the problem I found is that I often found myself without a gear that suited the cadence and hr I needed to be in , often the gear was too high or low. So I am warming up and they see what gear I can sustain. Again I used to this before the hr monitor. 1x42.5min strength on trainer trying to do 40+cadence in 53-12 whilst keeping hr as low as possible around 130.||35.57miles|
|Run||3x4mile despite feeliing like I am plodding (running as I feel )times are getting quicker||12miles|
Don't let the amount of miles fool you into thinking I'm not doing much. Technique , aerobic efficiency, bike position are the best investment I can make to go quicker.
|Weekly core Training|
|Swim cords||2 sessions Building specific strength - 10 on each arm twice with the cords even tighter|
|Abs||2 sessions 8 different exercises based on crunches and leg lifts|
|Weights||2 sessions with dumbbells|
|Push ups||2 sessions - some moving side to side and Hindu push ups|
This was my first full week of training for about a month due to illnesshopefully as we move into spring I will avoid anymore colds.
I'm still not sure if I'll be racing the local sprints this summer because of boredom but at lot of it is my swim - what if my swimming is still rubbish after all the work and my biggest problem getting to train in open water. I feel it would be easier to hideaway until the following season when I can afford to travel to a race elsewhere and try out my swimming away from my local tri scene.
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