Janathon Day 2
Firstly, what an evil/lovely* bunch you lot are. Here I am asking not be led any further into more challenges and you lot can’t help yourselves, can you? Overnight, yesterdays comments filled with other various challenges, and I’ve been tweeted a few others on Twitter. So thanks for that.
#Jantastic – I did it last year, and it went well. However since taking up triathlon I’ve got out of the habit of listening to MarathonTalk – something I need to try and rectify this year. So much so the next thing for me to do is remove all the old podcasts and start listening to this weeks episode. Oh, and thats because I’ve just signed-up for Jantastic.
#PlankADay – Well, more to come about this one.
So today saw no running or cycling. Instead me and @RoxWheeler (Her blog at: trainersintherox) did the #fitteam12 leg challenge (Level 1 I’ll have you know). As all great athletes do, @StuartAmoryPT in the video made it look easy. After just getting started I could feel the burn in my legs. Still, happy to say we managed to complete it all.
We then also did the #plankaday – I managed 56 seconds. Really wish I’d known I was so close to 60 seconds as I could have made it.
I think @roxwheeler misunderstood when I suggested we did it. After going to get my phone for a stop watch I caught her saying she was ready.
But seriously – thats it. No more challenges for me. I’ll continue with #plankaday but it will fit in alongside the #fitteam12 schedule.
For those that are new to my blog, I entered Outlaw Triathlon at the start of December. Its an iron distance triathlon taking place on the 1st July, and this blog had changed into a weekly planning and review thing – this method seemed to work quite successfully for Edinburgh Marathon last year. And so here is my (usual) weekly post reviewing training before and the up-coming schedule.
Weeks 3 and 4 In Review
So with Christmas coming along, normally what happens is my regular training plummets to zero activity. At best I get out for 1 run, and then not much else. Carbo-loading increases dramatically too at this time. I’m quite happy to say that this year was slightly different. The Outlaw training plan prescribes 8 sessions per week (2xSwim, 3xBike, 3xRun) and for the 2 weeks over Christmas I managed to only miss 2 session per week. A second positive is that the second week had much more time based training that was planned, so the missed sessions don’t feel quite so bad.
Week 5 Planning
This week sees a return to normality, which some additional cross training sessions thrown in (as part of the challenges described in Janathon Day 1 post yesterday). The overview for the coming week is:
The Orange Str entries are for #fitteam12 and 100 push-up and 200 sit-up challenges and the #plankaday.
Only other session of any particular note is the run of the 7th which is the 1st Saturday of Month 5k – a local race that I did for the 1st time last month. I’ll be hoping to beat my time from last month, but without doing a specific speed work it might need to come down to running in more appropriate shoes to gain some time!