Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Week 7

I have a slight scheduling conundrum this week. I'm heading into week 7 of base training, but I have an olympic-distance race on Sunday that isn't built into the plan. So -- to taper or not to taper? This is definitely a "C" race for me...BUT...I'm racing against someone for bragging rights. My friend, Dave aka Dingo aka SA Dave aka Disco Dave aka JackHole (he's a man of many names), and I have a little competition going on. The winner gets to design a t-shirt that the loser must wear to several social events. He'll put me in something horrendous I'm sure. That, and I'll never hear the end of it if he beats me since I'm in IM training and he's basically coming off the couch to do this.

So...train through the race or do a mini-taper of sorts?

The plan:
Monday -- rest day
Tuesday -- swim 2500m, run 1:00 Z2
Wednesday -- bike 0:45, quick transition to run 0:15 Z2
Thursday -- swim 2500m, bike 1:00 100+ rpm
Friday -- run 1:15 Z2
Saturday -- Bike 2:30 Z2
Sunday - run 1:15 Z2

Potential modification:
Monday thru Wednesday -- same as planned
Thursday -- swim 1:00, bike 0:30
Friday -- run 0:30
Saturday -- bike 1:00 easy w/ some short sprint intervals
Sunday -- race

Open to suggestions!

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