Personal Bests

  • 04/07 Boston Marathon3:33:22
  • 10/08 Hartford Half Marathon 1:46:23
  • 09/06 New Haven Road Race 20K 1:36:47
  • 08/04 Deary 5-M Road Race - my 1st race ever 39:37
  • 11/06 VMG 5K 21:05
  • 07/06 Boombox Mile 6:12

Breaking The Tape

Upcoming Races 2010

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Rebel Without a Schedule

I’ve got this little race planned for June…something about a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a13.1 mile run. I have the physical capacity to complete each of the three components separately without a problem. Attempting to do them all on the same day, well…that’s the challenge, isn’t it?

Usually, when I undertake a new and bigger challenge, I spend hours researching different training plans, collecting ideas and advice from as many sources as possible and then I piece together the perfect plan. I’ve even been known to enlist the help of a coach when necessary.

This time, as I started gathering all the information, I realized that nothing really fit my style. I was looking for a beginner-to-intermediate program, with the focus evenly split on all three disciplines, maybe even a little heavier towards biking and running. To complicate matters, my daily routine has been changing on a weekly basis making it difficult to establish a solid routine that I could rely on week-by-week.

Therefore, my plan is to have no formal plan. Instead, I decided to just do this: swim – 2 days a week; bike/spin 2-3 days a week; run 4-5 days a week. Increase distances as needed, scale back every few weeks to get some extra rest, and try to schedule at least one day a week of total rest. Eat, sleep, hydrate.

How is the un-formal plan going? Truthfully, I don’t think I’ve had a single week where I’ve hit every workout. I’ve missed a few swim sessions, and I am struggling to get on the bike trainer twice a week (and I’ve yet to make it past 40 minutes). To complicate matters, I’ve managed to develop some type of tendon/joint/bursa inflammation in my ankle, so running has been non-existent for over a week now. Drastic measures may be taken to remedy *that* situation.

I’m not worried. Yet. But this non-program program needs to shape up soon, or I’ll be watching the race from the sidelines.

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