Monday, October 27, 2008

The Training Plan

It is still way too early for beginning any training in earnest for IM CDA, but I am still thinking about it. And realistically despite lots of reading and contemplating about other plans, the reality is I think I have a successful formula. That may sound a little arrogant, and I don't mean it to at all. It's just that I have developed a plan that gets me to the start line in decent shape and then what happens is largely a result of execution and conditions. There are certainly things I could do better and I could talk about how I am going to, but in truth I won't. I should cycle a whole lot more, but I won't, a few more longer runs wouldn't hurt, but I'm not going to do them and I more than likely should really do more interval work in the pool but it ain't going to happen. Nope, I am going to continue working off of the plan I have used for the last two races knowing that it works. I will be 49 years old next year and shaving a few minutes off my time at the risk of either injuring myself or not enjoying what I am doing just wouldn't be worth it. As I have mentioned on more than one occasion I am inherently lazy. For some strange reason I have been blessed with a little bit of athletic talent and a whole lot of pig headedness which has allowed me to complete pretty much anything I start.
So after looking through all my new training books, I am going to go back to my 20 week plan that I got for free off the Internet and change the dates. Why mess with success?
Have a great day!


Grellan said...

Best of luck with the plan Garry. If it aint broke don't fix it. It's the enjoyment of training and participating that's important. Btw If you're lazy there isn't much hope for the rest of us.

Jamie said...

I agree, if it's working, why mess with it? Good luck with the training plan that's ahead!


Why do we tend to over think EVERYTHING in this sport?!? Besides, if you quickly just change the dates on your plan, it will leave more time for actual training :-)