Sometimes a 4 hour training week is progress...
Nevermind the elites, even most age group athletes would label a week with only 4 hours of training at best a recovery week and most would call it a week off. However, I am just trying to build up some consistency after a long break and this week felt pretty good...even for just 4 hours of bike/run training. (I also did an additional 2+ hours of hard snowshoeing with Lady Emily, but counting that would surely violate some triathlete version of The Velominati) Our habits/subconscious are based on inertia...I hope yours is also heading in the right direction.
The week by the Numbers:
Avalanches witnessed: 1
Total Endurance + Strength hours: 4:15
Endurance Sessions completed: 4
Strength Sessions completed: 1
What went well:
- Mid-week hour bike trainer session from Coach Will was good suffering
- Getting out to snowshoe with a heavy cold that had I been home in Zurich, I wouldn't have ventured outside. When in doubt, trust mountain air to fix all.
What to improve:
- Keep building consistency to more sessions/week
- Turn off the digital media and get to bed by 22:00 (plug away at the Roosevelt paper biography)
- Start daily PT work for shoulder impingement..hope to get back in the pool within 6 weeks
- Increase endurance work to 5 sessions + 2 strength sessions
- Get to the mountains for at least a morning/afternoon romp...run, snowshoe, ski.