As you know I like to use the triathlon style of training, so a typical week will have those three elements plus, resistance training in and out of the gym, stretching and also hiking.
|weekly record of training, keep it simple pen and paper.|
My bike element is one that is given the most focus and this year I have gone through the process of training as a Mountain Bike Instructor, this involved not only bike skills and fitness but also navigation with map and compass, learning to read the features of the land, So when there is no signpost I still know where I am.
|Planning the route on the Mountain Bike Instructor course|
I break the week up to include a bit of everything, using the basic three week build of either intensity or duration, then dropping the load on week 4. this way whatever my focus is, a race or just fitness then I can see at a glance if I am heading into over training. Right now I can see that my duration is down to a total of 50km per week. And that is because the weather is nearly 40º so the focus is on intensity and more gym work. This Spanish summer training would also be and UK winter training plan.
|Just some of the extra reading, training books, maps.|
|5lts of water = 5kg|
|adding a dice to spice up sets and reps. Plus it's good to get ideas from your peers.|
|suction not sucky|
|Bags, hats, maps, helmets, shorts, waterproof|
Thanks for reading