Last week’s training consisted of
2 runs – 18 miles and 8 miles with Primrose Hill for fun 🙂
1 track session
1 road cycle
1 long swim
1 strength session
Lots of short yoga sessions
My thoughts on half ironman training so far …
- Planning is essential and spreadsheets are your friends! To make sure that I am getting a certain amount of sessions in per week I have made a whole host of beautifully colour-coded spreadsheets, using a variety of different coloured biros and highlighters – I LOVE stationery – and honestly they have helped hugely so far! I always wanted to make sure that training never got in the way of general life so having it all written down has meant that I can still schedule lots of breakfasts and dinner dates! Did I mention I love food? HOORAY for spreadsheets!
- The importance of knowing when to do a strength session. I learnt the hard way that an upper body workout will affect swimming … back to the spreadsheet to shuffle things around for next week!
- STRETCHING is EVERYTHING. Currently I swear by the short but sweet reset videos from Jasyoga – I will be writing another post about recovery soon – but so far Jasyoga videos have done my shoulders and lower back a world of good.