Friday, February 4, 2011
Working on a Plan Stan
Here is a sneak peek into the Annual Training Plan I am attempting to devise. I've been reading Joe Friel's "Training Bible" book from like 1997. It's the road cyclist edition, which is a little weird because I am still racing as most roadies have their legs up. So I am trying to glean the major principles and come up with a training plan for myself.
It is really hard to be a self-coached athlete. Sometimes you overtrain yourself and sometimes you under-train. Last year I devised a training plan for early in the year, planning to continue as the year progressed but I got lazy and it slipped my mind. Next thing I knew it was cross-country MTB season and I wasn't doing speed intervals, or I just started doing tabata intervals halfway through cross season!
I also need to send back an old PowerTap 2.0 so I can collect data around some of my power tests and intervals, that will really help make training more effective!