Monday, July 11, 2011

July, Week 1

Back into training after my rest week. And reasonably happy with what I accomplished. But as usual room for improvement.

One of the things that I've realized is that I am running too much for this stage of my training plan. I'm not biking or swimming as much as I want to be, but I'm still meeting my weekly time targets. I don't see any point in taking a step back on the amount of running that I'm doing, so I may end up doing more time than planned the next 2 weeks, to get my biking and swimming numbers up a bit...

This week I only made the pool once, for an easy 1250m,
Biked 3 times, twice for 45 minute interval sessions watching the TdF, and a 90 minute long ride on the trainer.
Running, 2 10ks mid week and a 15k long run on Saturday. The long run was a bit disappointing, my pace was well down from where my previous long runs have been. But so long as its not the start of a trend I'm not getting worried about it.

For next week, its just a case of keep on going how I've been going... reasonably happy with things at the moment.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Some Goals

The next 4-6 weeks are looking like they are going to be very busy for work, As an example I spent the first 2 and 1/2 days of this week out of town. So it is going to be tough to do all the workouts that I want to.

With that in mind I have come up with some goals for the month of July.

1. Weigh under 100kg before the end of the month. (as in permanantly weigh, not dip under and back up to 101 again)
2. Start Strength training. (Body weight exercises, twice a week by the end of the month)
3. Swim: twice a week, 30 minutes a session.
4. Bike: 14 hours for the month
5: Run: at least 120km for the month

Lets see how it goes...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rest Week

My rest week went well.

I did all my workouts, (3 x bike, 3 x run, 2 x swim) and kept them all short and low intensity. The only negative is that I'm not feeling as rested as I'd hoped by the end of the week.

Still it's on to my next block of training, the next 4 weeks should be quite similar to the previous 4, with the exception of spending more time on the bike. I'm out of town for the start of next week on buisness, so that is going to result in a slow start to the week... and a chance for a little more rest, which is good.

That's all for now... not much I know, Hopefully I'll post again this week with some goals for the month.

Friday, July 1, 2011

June, the end

June's now over, and on the whole it's gone well.

Swimming: Definitely getting back on track, I think I'm about where I need to be this far out. 8.75km in 3:23

Biking: The disappointment of the 3 sports, Need to be doing much more. only 229km in 9:09

Running: I'd say I'm probably ahead of schedule here... definitely going the best of the 3 sports at this stage. 158km in 15:22

And finally, here is the log for june: