Softly, softly catchee monkey

Today marks one week in to the start of my training build up.  At the moment, I’m just building up to the start of the official training plan.  I’m so out-of-the-way of it, and so out of shape, that it’ll take me a bit of work to get to the point I can cope with the training.

So the aim for this week was fairly simple: 2 swims, 2 bikes and 2 runs.  I didn’t plan a specific time or distance, but it was more about getting it done.  I had quite a busy week, so just slotted the training in around it, and today ended up doing a bike & run and then a swim as I didn’t plan it very well yesterday and didn’t have time (or rather the inclination, after a busier than expected day) to fit the bike in.  Anyway, I actually really enjoyed today, and doing a 30 min spin bike sesh immediately followed by a 20 min run (or a ‘brick’ in tri language, for the uninitiated) before a quick swim worked well.  It was all done fasted too, which I was happy with, especially since food wise it all went a bit Pete Tong at the start of the week.  All back on track now though.


(the bike sessions at the moment are all indoor & time based, hence the lack of mileage!)

Nothing I did this week was particularly fast or long, it’s more about starting to build consistency.  I know I need to up it slowly otherwise injury or a buggered immune system leading to illness will follow.

Next week the plan is the same, 2 swims, 2 bikes and 2 runs.  It will be trickier as I’m working all week of course, but i’m busy 4 out of 5 nights during the week, and busy from 8:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and on Sunday.  So it’ll be all about being organised, fitting in the training efficiently and making the most of the free time I do have to just get the sessions done.  I plan to increase the time/distances very slightly, but again it’s more about just doing the work.  If I can fit it all in this week, which is my busiest week for a long time, then it will really help motivate me to keep going, and should make planning the following weeks a lot easier 🙂