Monday, May 09, 2011

Controlled

If there was one word to describe my training so far, this would be it.  It sure beats the alternative.  This is why we take the fitness tests.  We use the digits as guidelines to control our training. 

There is a school of thought (old school) that says loudly, base before speed.  The latest thought (new school) says (a good bit of) speed before distance, using the fitness you currently have.  If you were, I dunno, crazy enough to use your digits from last year, then you would have nobody to blame but yourself when you get hurt.

I have also found, during this process, that I am enjoying my workouts more, a lot more.  My data files from my ride yesterday at Columns Drive show me consistently hitting miles in the 21-22 mph range during my 10 minute under/over intervals.  Yet, I wasn’t suffering.  What a huge confidence boost this was for me.

There’s a place in a triathlon training plan for suffering.  But not now, and not in mine, nor this season.  My first race is now officially five weeks away.  My plan is shifting to power, and I have just tons of refereeing stuff coming up with State Cup.

Things should get interesting.  I hope y’all had a great weekend!

Wes

8 comments:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

It is so easy to get off track of your goal and focus for this year BUT you are so focused that you gain tons of power this season.

Very nice Wes!

Kim said...

isn't it awesome when you actually ENJOY the workouts rather than just going through the motions?!

Scott Keeps Running said...

What do you need confidence boosts for anymore? You need to go back and read some of your previous race reports if you've forgotten about them already. ;)

it's all about pace said...

sounds like you are on target

Jess said...

Controlled seems much more functional than "out of control"!

Michelle said...

Glad you're feeling so good - and enjoying yourself!

Colleen said...

You seem like you are in such a good place right now. :)

Jennifer Harrison said...

Hey Wes! SO glad you are enjoying your workouts more now? We all go through those phases - and there is nothing wrong with it! Enjoy! :)))