|WEEK||7||8 (race week)|
Bike commute miles not included
No strength training or high-intensity the week of the race! I didn't experience the burnout that usually happens when doing a longer 12 week training plan with 3 week build then easy week. I was drinking a lot of quinoa fruit and kale smoothies for breakfast! I put in almost 64 hours of training, not including the month of pre-hab strength training. For the strength training, I did TRX Force for several weeks. These are longer more frequent sessions to produce progressive muscle gains. I did work on all three disciplines throughout the year for other events before this. This is how I achieved my PR.
*Kayaking and TRX
Now to rest and maybe a fun run or two. My plan is to hit the track this winter and continue adding mileage to the swim and bike. I have a 100 mile swim goal that I am behind on and time to enjoy some fall cycling!
Here are the events I like to target in the winter/early spring:
USMS Postal Swim and SFR Point Reyes Lighthouse in January, Kaiser 5k in February, Oakland Running Festival 5k in March.