I didn’t get tagged for this one but due to circumstance I’m doing it anyhow. The meme in question is the one where you reach for the book nearest you, turn to page 123, find the 5th sentence and then copy out the next 3. That is because sitting right by my monitor is
Training Plans for Multisport Athletes by Gale Barnhardt.
Page 123, sentences 6,7,8 read:
Maybe you’d like to lift weights, too. How do you blend everything together with limited training time and without doing the same boring routine for weeks on end? And one more thing: You’d like to feel fast and strong for some of the workouts, races or sporting events.
That is correct. It is all correct. I’m going to read the rest of the sentences and the rest of the book and come up with a good plan. A plan that fits my life. That means I can’t use the ‘canned’ plan for “Faster Olympic Distance Performance” because there isn’t enough swimming on that plan. She has you swimming on Tuesdays and Thursdays and I like swimming M, W, F. I will follow the general pattern and guidelines, though and will be setting some time goals for each leg of WildFlower soon.
I think I’m finally training now. I went for a 20 mile bike ride this morning in spite of the cold. I learned something valuable, too. I don’t like large group rides.
This was a women’s ride put on by the very wonderful Luna Chix who deserve considerable kudos for doing this. It just wasn’t for me. First of all it is really hard to negotiate some space with a huge group like that (there were about 50 women) especially when many of them are new to cycling. Second of all we went too slow. I was looking forward to some speed work and I found myself going 12 – 13 mph which was frustrating. I finally peeled off and took off on my own but not without thanking the woman who was leading our group.
Hats off to the Luna Chix for doing this – you are fab. They also host various clinics on bike maintenance and safety. They gave out free mini Luna Bars and water bottles today so thanks! Thanks again. If you are a woman and a cyclist you might want to see if there is a Luna Chix team in your area and connect with them. So far I’ve learned how to change a tire and I expect to learn much more in their clinics and if they do some harder training rides later in the season I may join them. They are training for the Cinderella Classic which I’m not riding this year as I am hosting a wedding but I don’t think they mind if I tag along.
And look at this! I just clicked the dropdown again and noticed that they have a local triathlon team and that they host a triathlon. Woo Hoo! I loves the Internets. Learn something new every day! They will be at WildFlower so be sure to say Hi if you are there.
In addition to promoting and supporting women’s sports, Team Luna Chix raises money and awareness to fight breast cancer. Their corporate sponsor makes great nutrition bars, too.
Welcome to Training Season. I hope I can focus my training better than I focused this post!