DAILY LOG 11 MAY 2011
One of the most important component of preparing for any sports (or for that matter any activity, sports or non-sports) is to have a training plan. Training plans helps me keep myself focussed on what I need to do to prepare for a race. I’ve read a lot of books and there’s also a lot of training plans out there on the web. So far, my own training plan is a bit haphazard as I used to focus a lot on losing weight and building my aerobic base. So the plan was very simple. Swim, cycle and run at a low intensity (65%-80% MHR) and do it for about an hour or so.
About 3 weeks ago I transitioned to building pace and power in order to get faster times. This is a completely different type of training and involves more interval work and sometimes goes up to 80%-90% MHR in terms of intensity. The downside to this is that the workouts are much shorter and I do tend to get worried that I’m not achieving much.