It’s now time to get back into some focused training which means putting a plan in place.
Before writing a plan you need to work out what time is available to you….don’t guess.
- When do I have to work/school/etc. For me I theoretically work 9-5. Reality is due to my job I am travelling a lot and it doesn’t work out that way but it’s a framework to start
- Next is family commitments. When does my wife want to exercise (she would hate the word train) and when do my kids have stuff on
- When do I have to coach
- What space is left
- How do I want to balance that space. As much as I would prefer to spend 7 days a week on my bike I need to focus more on my swim and run
I now end up with the following picture. I have used a two week cycle as that fits in with my club swim coaching cycle.
I then need to look at the bigger picture and my timeframes to my ‘A’ races which is below (note I have put in some weeks in blue for holidays. This may be a good training time or may mean other commitments mean you have none)
I have shown a traditional periodization model of Base – Peak which I will kind of follow. What I am really going to be doing is working on my weaknesses and giving myself a reminder through each phase to make sure I’m in the right place and on track.
The next part is where it gets harder what will I do every week and every day. I’ll look at that in more detail in another post.