Friday, September 21, 2012

A mid month update

Well so far so good for the month of September.

As I said last post I twinged my calf towards the end of August, so had a few weeks off. But I am now back into running (admittedly using a run/walk technique) regularly. And hitting the right sort of numbers. I have found however I have been going surprisingly well using the run/walk thing. So as I'm training for a HIM, where in all likelihood I'll be doing some walking I've decided to play around with the run/walk thing (especially on my long runs) with a plan of using it in the HIM. 

Swimming and biking are going well. I'm still seemingly unable to get myself to the pool 3 times a week, which is something that I need to address. But I'm still heading towards the most swimming for the year. Biking is going very well. Getting in all my workouts (not all as fast as I'd like) but this is also likely to be a years highest.

So bring on the next 10 days of workouts, and lets see if I can carry on with the good work I've started.

Monday, September 3, 2012

August Training Log

Overall its been a pretty good month. Much better than what I did in July, definitely back on track. I said that I wanted to hit 30-35 hours for the month, and I did 35 hours total, so very happy with that.

Again I did the most running I've done in 2012, however that may have come at a cost with my calf starting to play up towards the end of the month. So I'm on 2 weeks of no running, and hoping for the best.

Biking and swimming, are not highest for the year, but both up on July. And I'm feeling that I'm preforming better in both disciplines.

Its now 20 weeks until Ironman Auckland 70.3 and I'm feeling that my training is where it needs to be. Now begins a slow increase in volume across all 3 sports (injury dependent) over the next 3-4 months.