This week I didn't get all my workouts in because of my wrist (see previous post). I am still unable to swim or do upper body strength training this week. But I am not going to stress because the "A" race is so far from now. I also don't want to burn out before the race...... I want to be mentally and physically prepared for the really high volume weeks.
I decided to do the Intermediate 30-week plan from "Be Iron Fit". I read a lot of good reviews about this book, so decided to give it a try. I need to be realistic though, I don't think I can do the Competitive plan, although I'd really like to....I will keep it in the back of my mind though.
I need to do my max heart rate tests to get a better understanding of my heart rate zones. I also need to get a heart rate monitor. I have never been technical in my training, but rather just ran/biked/swam. I would really like to be a bit more technical this time. I figure now, with my limited time, I need to get pretty technical as every workout needs to be quality.
I am a runner at heart, so my default workout is to run, as you can tell from my workouts this week :):
Monday - Swam for 50 mins for 2450 yards. I have been doing 350 warm up, 3 X 500, 5 X 100. 100 cool down.
I fell and hurt wrist on Monday also. My wrist hurt so bad on Monday night, there was no way I could workout the next day.
Tuesday - Went to doctor - REST
Wednesday - Not motivated to workout, wrist was hurting - REST
Thursday - 4.5 mile run in the morning. Wrist started to feel better.
Friday - 4.5 mile run in the morning
Saturday - bike 30 mins on trainer
Sunday - 5 mile run
Total - 3.67 hours