I have long promised to post up my own training plan, so here it is. Nothing too earth shattering, but a few important notes. First, this is a tentative plan and often adapts as my schedule changes, and most importantly as my recovery changes; some days I simply don’t recover from training, other days I feel amazingly good. It’s important to note that if you feel really awesome you should STICK WITH YOUR PLAN. After a pretty terrible ride, a friend years ago said to me, “If you feel good, do less. If you feel bad, do less. When you feel ok, maybe then consider doing a little more.” The main message there is that, feeling really good can lead to very poor decisions in training and race strategy. Be smart!
Another note here is that I have not listed any strength training. In reality, I strength train at least 15 min and as much as 45 min after my swim sessions (usually). I have hip issues I need to keep in check, and my shoulder is still off too, so strength training is about injury reduction first and foremost.
Please feel free to comment, or post your own training schedule.