OCTOBER Training Recap
The first thing you will notice about the month is the continued decrease in running millage coupled with an increase in bike and swim volume. I continued to rest and recover both mentally and physically from my racing season. Honestly I did not have the desire to run at all. I managed to go for a few long, hilly, hikes which created some “running” mileage. I did manage to maintain my overall aerobic capacity by going for several long (3hr+) bike rides. I also began to increase the amount of time I spent in the gym weight lifting. I noticed as the race season progressed I lost general muscle strength, which led to some running form issues towards the end of my last races. I spent some time working with my PT Chris at Froedtert Sports Medicine to correct some of my mechanic issues as well as build stabilizing strength in my legs. Coming up I will write a post about recovery, taking a break, and the importance of building strength in the off season. Also stay tuned for a post related to my diet, VESPA, and some of the things I changed this year to include more fat and eliminate carbs, to increase my fat burning efficiency, to enhance race day performance and recovery!
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Run 36.6 miles 4:45:00
Swim 14.1 milesBike 164 miles