Reaching Breaking Point
by justal Apr 23rd 2012
It's that time of year when I'm hoping to reach a breaking point. Training has been going well as as I approach the end of a strength and endurance phase both volume and intensity has been increasing. It's now time for a recovery week followed by some speed work ready for my next race. I'm hoping to see a bit of a breakthrough in my fitness and speed - this recovery week is important though so as not to result in a breakdown in my body!
My Training Stress Balance graphs are looking good though and my Chronic Training Load (CTL) has been gradually rising throughout the year - except for one little dip where I hurt my back and had a cold, another where I had to stop training for a week in order to have a blood test to check my CPK levels and another little dip just before my race in Pwllheli a few weeks back.
Lets hope I can keep this up. Full blog post and more info on last weeks training here:
Reaching a Breaking Point in my Training.
My next race
Although I'd love to, I won't have time to blog here too often, but I do keep a regular blog all about my Triathlon (and other) exploits here:
I'm a born again Triathlete, having done a few races in my teens, I stopped doing any sort of training for over 20 years and then started again in 2011 when I was 40. I had fun doing them and didn't do too badly, so I'm once again on the way to being able to call myself a 'Triathlete'.
The blog above contains plenty of training tips, notes on any particularly exciting training sessions or those of note and my race schedules and reports. It also contains lots of other things too, all about living a 'Simple Life of Luxury' here in West Wales where we spend our time swimming, cycling, running, MTBig, windsurfing, surfing, gardening, beekeeping, watching the sky at night and many many other things - I hope you enjoy it.