Friday, August 13, 2010

Your too old to train too much volume

Day 28 152 min bike, 69 km

Week so far 10h 46m

Today I shared my plans with a fellow co-worker who has trained some high level athletes and he cautioned me about my age and my plans regarding volume. I doubt anyone who knows my training history would ever call me an overtrainer.

However, I put it out to the collective wisdom of the Internet my plan regarding hours per week for each sport and overall. You be the judge and let me know your thoughts if I am pushing volume too much considering the goal that is at stake. Or let me know how you might adjust the ratios considering my last Ironman in Florida was a 1:05 swim, 5:40 bike and 4:00 run.

Note: November 6 plan is a marathon and first two weeks of December its runs / walks in Hawaii.

Week ending Swim Bike Run Total
24-Jul 1.0 2 2.5 5.5
01-Aug 1.0 6 2.0 9.0
08-Aug 2.0 6 4.0 12.0
15-Aug 3.0 7 5.0 15.0
22-Aug 3.0 4 3.0 10.0
29-Aug 3.0 9 6.0 18.0
05-Sep 3.0 4 3.0 10.0
12-Sep 2.0 10 7.0 19.0
19-Sep 3.0 4 3.0 10.0
26-Sep 2.0 10 8.0 20.0
03-Oct 2.0 4 4.0 10.0
10-Oct 2.0 10 9.0 21.0
17-Oct 2.0 10 10.0 22.0
24-Oct 3.0 4 4.0 11.0
31-Oct 2.5 1 2.5 6.0
07-Nov 2.0 1 3.0 6.0
14-Nov 1.0 3 2.0 6.0
21-Nov 2.0 4 3.0 9.0
28-Nov 2.5 6 3.5 12.0
05-Dec 7.0 2 6.0 15.0
12-Dec 9.0 2 7.0 18.0
19-Dec 1.0 8 3.0 12.0
26-Dec 4.0 10 7.0 21.0
02-Jan 2.0 14 8.0 24.0

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