I know I am only a couple days into the TriPower training book, but I must say I am loving it. Monday/Wednesday/Friday consist approximately 15-20 minutes of corrective flexibility movements, core exercises, and myofascial movements (basically foam roller routines). Tuesday/Thursday consist of about 35-40 minutes of strength. Saturdays consist of approximately 10 minutes of exercises to help with each specific sport. And Sundays you can rest or repeat Saturday.
I am trying to put together a spreadsheet to keep track of what I am doing, how many reps, blah, blah, blah... just for me to refer to. Until I get into a routine and more comfortable with this training, I don't if I am coming or going. Flipping back and forth in the book to look at the exercises is kind of annoying.
To me, there is not a better feeling then being able to follow training schedule. I think I have devised up a plan that will work for me. I might have to switch things around a bit to work better with the TriPower routine, but I will get a better feel for that after a week or so.
I almost hate to admit this, but in the past, it seemed like I was just putting in the miles (or meters), thinking that would be sufficient training. Now, while encorporating the TriPower training, I want do more quality workouts; each having a purpose.
I am slowing trying to get back into injury free running, and am not too worried about building miles at this point. I just want to get out there and run a couple miles a few times a week. Cycling doesn't bother my knee at all and I look forward to doing some longer rides along with my easy short rides. In the pool, I know I can easily kick out 2000M with no problem, but it's terribly slow. I have some shorter swims on the schedule with speed being the primary focus. I will encorporate some longer swims in there as well.
Big Sur Power Bars
I attempted to make these homemade bars. I am slowly trying to learn more about food, better food, more natural food. I must give Bobbi over at NHerShoes credit for introducing this recipe to me. She has made them and posted about them multiple times; and they just looked so yummy! Jess asked me to post this recipe on my blog, but instead I will post a direct link to the recipe instead. There's even a video to show you how to make them, for the visual learners.
Run 2.6 miles, 33:00, 12:41/mile avg. (slow, but okay)
(AM) Swim - 1000M, with first 600M in 10:00 (1:40/100M pace!)
(PM) Bike - 10 miles approximately, 32:00 on trainer
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