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What training have you done this week??

I know its been done before but............................I am going to find it hard again this winter to muster the correct mind set to get out there and do the base training we all need.

With that in mind lets get each other going by sharing the what we have done each week or day if feel like it!!!!!


  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    So I will start and dont laugh at my poor effort!

    5K run on Wednesday in 23 mins. (not a record breaking time)
    Thursaday 1.15 of 5 a-side football.

    Thats it.
  • jacjac Posts: 452
    Mon - 50k hilly bike.
    Weds - Weights.
    Thurs - 1hr bike.
  • huwdhuwd Posts: 228
    Treadmill running a few days, some high rpm spinning (20mins a pop) and some flexibility work. I've been stuck in the gym for a few weeks and can't wait to get outdoors - fingers crossed this weekend for a bit of a blast
  • sportevesporteve Posts: 141
    nothing, nothing at all, nothing, zip, nothing
    just about cycled to work and back.....i am in a right state and i have to get back into it before my butt starts growing roots that'll permanently attach me to the sofa...my most tri related activity this week was to loiter around the 220 forum, HELP!!!!
  • huwdhuwd Posts: 228
    Surely its the thought that counts isn't it, well its a start anyway?...
  • mon= circuit training, stretching
    wed= 5k
    thurs= 1hr tri club swim
    today= run-bike, 1m-5m-1m-5m-1m, tri club session,
    best of all, bank holiday here in ireland tomorrow
  • risris Posts: 1,002
    mon - 1h swim session w/ swindon tri
    wed - 20k to work (44mins), 20k to home (44mins) rubbish riding.
    thu - 3.5mi run incl 2mi at 7.50 (easyish pace)
    fri - 20k to work (41mins), 20k home (38mins) getting better
    sun - 5mi run incl 3mi at 7.20 (quickish for me)

    going to start the winter running programme soon, if i can work out how to shoehorn into my week.
  • Monday: 0:45 core conditioning, 0:45 spin class, 1:00 swim drills
    Tuesday: 0:30 power plates, 0:30 cross trainer, 0:30 rowing machine, 1:15 running club road session, 1:00 core conditioning class, 1:00 spin class
    Wednesday: Rest
    Thursday: 1:15 running club road session, 1:00 swim drills
    Friday: Rest
    Saturday: 5k ParkRun
    Sunday: 18k trail run
  • nivaghnivagh Posts: 595
    On Sunday I did my first competitive cross country in about 16 years.

  • Nothing-injured.
  • Nothing - been eating lots of sweet things such as chocolate biscuits, chocolate, crisps, sweets etc.
    Worked very hard at it.....does that count?
  • Fluctating between being sick, then racing after no training, exhausted... repeat x 4 weeks
    Got a half marathon this weekend then I'm having a break for a couple of weeks, getting well and recovering.
    Come mid-November I'm going for swim analysis and ramping up for off-season training: turbo miles, long runs, lots of swimming. 2010 season starts in March for me. Eek!
    TRIumphant wrote:
    Saturday: 5k ParkRun
    Which Parkrun do you do?
  • sportevesporteve Posts: 141
    60mins hill program on gym bike: check
    2k swim in pool with breakthough at the stroke timing (hooraaaaH ): check!
    11k commute cycling daily: check
    finally getting my act together and getting off my butt: hopefully check!!!!
  • Another one for nada!

    As a word of warning for any other rookies I made the classic error of upping the volume too quickly a month back and developed shin splints. Eased off for a week but didn't rest properly, kept sneaking out for "little" runs and "just a quick cycle". Launched into winter base training doing 3 x 1.5 hour runs, 3 x 40k cycles and 3 x morning swims one week and found myself limping for the bus and hobbling up stairs while also fighting a nice head cold.

    Queue ice on legs and no more running for two weeks which led into the GAT officers birthday being

    Fri - Go see Greenday at the O2 (yes I am a 36 yr old pop-punk fan )
    Head cold has now moved down onto the chest.
    Sat - House party, London club and home at 5am
    I'm getting too old for this, really I am.
    Sun - Hangover, recovery, out to the pub with GAT officers family (where did I leave my Benelin!)
    Mon - Day shopping in London as GAT officers present, dinner, cocktails

    Shin splints have cleared up, hangovers are gone, barking cough still to be gotten rid of. I can't wait to go out and do some training. It feels like I've not done anything in about 2 years!
  • 10K run at lunch time in central London - bloody awful place.
    30 minute strength session on the turbo.
  • 2250m swim yesterday with a main set of 18 x 100m on 2.15mins (first rep at 2mins descending to 1min 40secs).

    Strength session today

    The days are getting shorter!!!!!!
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    % mile run yesturday (Monday) t took a shocking 39 mins. I am out of shape! Going o start my winter base program of stamina not speed for 3 months. aybe a few quick intervals in between.
  • joolzdjoolzd Posts: 245
    2250m swim yesterday with a main set of 18 x 100m on 2.15mins (first rep at 2mins descending to 1min 40secs).
    God, how on earth do you stay in the water for so long without becoming a prune and freezing!! Here I am again...trying to love the pool, but I don't... did 1000m ther other day and BORED!!

    Anyway I digress:

    10k run
    1hr bike and 1000 swim
    5k quick run
    1hr brick session in gym today

    That will be all ... rest of the week socialising ... will have to sneak out at the weekend to do a quick run before my friend notices!!
  • ShaggyShaggy Posts: 140
    Nothing for 2 weeks following Leicester Marathon and return of ITB pain at mile 18.
    Splits: 6 miles @ 42 mins; 13.1 miles @ 1:35; 19 miles @ 2:19; 26.2 miles @ 3:35. Those last 7 miles HURT, especially the underpass. Wanted 3:20 but happy to finish on the day.

    Last 2 weeks just yoga stretching hips, groin, ITB.

    Mon: Run 6 miles 42 mins
    Today: cyclocross training session with local bike club. Superb intervals on slimy grass. HR up at 175

    Start my Endurance Nation inspired training next week, 20 weeks on increasing power and speed on bike/run.

  • Wed 1000m swim - and my first ever tumbleturn!!!!!
    Fri -gym session
    Sun 25k cycle - managed to conquer one of the steep hills for the first time ever - but wobbled and walked some of the 2nd (still there's plenty of time till my hilly next and 2nd tri in Tonbridge in May - may have to upgrade from my mountain bike before then)
    Tues - crap attempt at a swim - got away early from work, but it's half term and pool was filled up by very little people learning to swim - didn't want to power by and upset them, so gave up after 15mins
    This morning (making the most of about two weeks worth of light mornings) 5k run (well I call it running- but most of you wouldn't). much room for improvement there!!!
  • rush1884 wrote:
    2250m swim yesterday with a main set of 18 x 100m on 2.15mins (first rep at 2mins descending to 1min 40secs).
    Dear God! You're keen.
    Big respect. I get bored after 20 minutes.
    It's weird. 1500m is no bother OW, when I'm in the pool I fall apart after 100m!
  • aoneill69aoneill69 Posts: 206
    ok maybe posting will shame me to get off my backside and start the winter training!!...

    Sunday - 4 mile run...steady (i.e. slow pace)....aiming for LSD during the winter...
    Tues - 20km on my old mtb bike (tried to move my lights over but they didn't fit my trek roadie)...very strange being back on mtb with knobbly tyres on the roads
    Weds - 30 km bike ride (road bike)...tackled some very busy hills before if went dark!

    now if i could just raise the game to get some swimming done my lessons may pay off...
  • saturday: First 10k run
    sunday: Lunch
    Monday: Nothing
    Tuesday: 1hour spinning class,straight into 45 swim drills class
    Wednesday: Nothing
    Thursday: Swim drills

    I hate to run, I must try harder, I hate to run, I must try harder
  • jacjac Posts: 452
    Mon - 50k hilly bike, including my 'favourite' 2 mile long slog!
    Weds - 40k undulating bike.
    Fri - bike again, hopefully!
  • this week i've been mostly training...............................

    .......my tight Lycra spotting skills in the gym
  • 5km run - really easy x 2

    60 mile bike today ( Ballbuster route 5 times) and now training on a few beers.
  • gingertrigingertri Posts: 277
    erm, 8k run friday, then drinks and a boogie! 20min turbo tuesday.......hmmmm
  • 1/2 a track session last night (turned up late)
    Warm up
    6 * 200m
    5 * 400m
    Cool down

    Resting today - legs are still shot after Duathlon at the weekend.
    Half Marathon this Saturday.
  • aoneill69aoneill69 Posts: 206
    15 mile blast on bike at lunchtime..(converting to miles for the winter so don't keep looking at the times!)...and want to knock out 20, 40 milers so come next year 20km and 40km seem easy......ermm think i may have lost it...well it is friday and run splits tomorrow morning
  • Tuesday - Strength & Core
    Wednesday - 65km ride trying to equal split over 3 x 20km sections
    Thursday - Recovery session
    Friday - 11km run @ zone 1/2
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