triman (triman) wrote,

Plans for 2008

So, after a couple of posts looking back, here is the plan for 2008. I'm going to make a few changes.

For the first time since 2001, I've created myself a formal training program. In 2001 I decided to get fit and fast and take a place in the GB Team for the 2002 ITU Worlds, having done poorly at the 2001 Worlds. After that though I mostly just organized and turned up at all my former club, Tri-Force, club sessions. Thus eliminating the need for any kind of personal schedule, I followed this through July 2005 when I moved to NY and things went downhill from then.

So, here is my early season plan. I made start last week, I ache all over already having done no real training since the Texas Triathlon on October 20th.

I start training with a long standing problem with my left arm/shoulder, I'm going to have to get that looked at. It doesn't seem to get any worse with swimming, but it hasn't got any better after a 6-week lay off.

My weight is at 216lbs, which is 10lbs up on most of 2006, at 16lbs up on where I want to be, so I have much to do. Also, my knees are much more painful than they've been any time since I took up triathlon, I'm going to have to get on an see the folks at Hangar prosthetics about getting running shoes made.

Monday: early morning swim at Barton Springs, Ride home from the office in evening; short brick run
Tuesday: Ride into work; Bucks Bike Tuesday evening ride, brick run around the Domain and IBM parking lots
Wednesday: Early morning swim at Barton Springs
Thursday: Early morning run from the house to Hike and bike trail and back; swim at Barton Springs on way home
Friday: Day off
7am long ride, followed by brick run
Sunday: Long run

I didn't make a great start as I didn't get to Barton Springs this morning, I did bring my bike to the office and will be cycling home tonight. I'll probably take a different route from normal to see if I can extend the ride a bit. I also won't be doing the Bucks bike Tuesday this week as I'm going to the Geek Austin Happy Hour instead.

Next up: List of events
Tags: 2008, training
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.