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Maintaining the life-training balance
Maintaining the life-training balance
This blog hopes to focus on the "life" side of the training-life balance that anyone training for triathlon will know can be difficult to juggle. No one really cares what interval set I ran today and how high my heart rate got so I won't try and impress anyone with those stats. Stats make the world go round though so for those who are interested I will have Garmin data available for each training session, most stats i throw around on a saturday night are made up, sadly thats not an option with the garmin so you can be assured at least that aspect of this blog will be honest.

NoRestDays Day 7 - Double Dip the Chip

malcolmclelandby malcolmclelandOct 7th 2012
Double dipping your chip is considered to be a massive no no by many people. I personally haven't got a problem with it, in-fact I still operate by the 3 second rule when food is dropped on the ground. Those 3 seconds may even be extended to 5 or 6 seconds on a case by case basis for the right food groups. There┬'s no point getting too precious about things in life, pre historic man lived on raw meat and grass so I┬'m sure a bit of carpet fluff won┬'t come back to haunt you.

Day 7 saw the first double workout day of the training block, commonly referred to as a brick session since you legs feel like bricks when trying to run after a ride. After 45km on the bike to take the sting out of my legs I embarked on some run intervals, 5 x 1km efforts to be precise with a warm up and warm down. The mind was willing but the body wasn┬'t able, so I finished the session a bit disappointed but with a good reality check of where I┬'m presently at.

A quick summary of the first week is shown below. The average workout for the week was about 1hr 40min per day, so couple that with a day job to hold on to and a desire to stay sane by socialising with friends and family and you┬'ll see why something┬'s got to give to fit it all in. I┬'ve chosen to give up the bottle in the hope it will save me from the foetal position come Sunday morning letting me get the training out of the way before the rest of the world begins to function. I┬'m sure my bank balance is thanking me for this choice too.

Garmin data linked below
NoRestDays Day 7 - Double Dip the Chip
 
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