Schedules and workouts -- organization is for loosers

Woooooo! I figured out how to post my workouts from my Polar HRM and put them on the website. That also means that I have my training schedule ready to go...

So here's the plan! Every race in RED is A priority (meaning a full taper and peak for the event), the BOLD races are B priority and only get a 3 day taper, and the NORMAL font are C priority races. Next we have our weekly training hours. I always take an easy week after 3-4 hard weeks. During the base phases, I work up the volume of my training and keep the intensity fairly easy. After that is the build phase, where volume of training gradually decresases while the intensity greatly increases. Finally, the key part of my plan is the Peak and Race phases. I keep the same frequency of workouts (ie 8 workouts/week), but they become VERY small in volume and VERY high in intnsity. During peak periods I will do some intense intervals one day, then completely recover the net day, then repeat again the next. Race periods are simply a manner of maintaining peak fitness. Do a low volume, but keep the intensity high.

Ahhh....moving on. The next 6 colums specify the types of workouts I'm going to preform. I have a list (you might have guessed!) of all the workouts I'll specificlly do right here:

There you have it. For example, today I did a 1 hr, 25 min workout with 5x4 intervals of M2 and 5x3 intervals of P1. Thats a key for Muscular endurance and Power intervals, and the respective workouts that I did.

Sounds complicated? No, but this year I'm keeping track of what I'm doing so I don't burn out again. Hell, maybe I'll even get faster if I actually put the base miles in before Spring Break! Supplemeted with a good weight lifting program in the winter focusing on the core muscles, I can't go wrong.

I have to admit, if this schedule doesn't let me have fun I'm disching it ASAP. But I figure that at least for the off season, its a good idea to follow. Let me know what you think.

Get out there and ride! I met two new people today while riding the trainer outside in the courtyard who wanted to ride with me as soon as I get better. You should too!

1 comment:

'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Howdy

'Thought & Humor'

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."