Saturday, November 20, 2010

Advice and What's up Weekly

So first of the I said before I'm using the Winter Maint. program from BT which by the way I'm really enjoying. It gives me the structure I need as well as the direction my workouts should go. The only real problem is that they use time for the running workouts and being as I'm not a fast runner I'm not going as far as I think I should be. So my thoughts are that instead of running for 30 minutes I will call that 3 miles/50 minutes=5 miles, it seems to me that might bring me more in line with the mileage I will need to be at when I start into the real training this spring. Does that seem logical? The longest run in this plan is 70 minutes (it's a 20 week plan) and I would much rather be running my long runs of 7 miles versus around 6 which is what they be with my current speed. Opinions please?

So this plan has been great for biking and running...have I mentioned I haven't been in the pool since my last tri? Yea this week....this week it is going to happen!

Much as I didn't think I would I am really enjoying using the trainer. It is so nice to be able to get out in the morning and ride my bike before work.

This week on the plan I have fitness assessments. Should be interesting, I've never done any time trials. I'm curious though to get a better idea of what my heart rate zones should be.

Tonight for dinner we made homemade pizza. I've always avoided making pizza dough and just used pita's or tortillas for pizza but today we used the new Pizza Crust Yeast and I gotta tell you it worked really good! It was so very easy to work with we made 4 thin crust pizzas and they were really fantastic. Give it a try.


Aimee said...

I had a hard time with plans to use time versus mileage too. For some reason, I like to run by mileage, instead of time. I think the WMP is a pretty generic plan, so doing runs by time is fine. However, if you're wanting to be up to a certain # of miles before you start your HIM training, then I would switch to miles instead of time. I hope that makes sense! :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm a time rather than distance person, but it's a generic plan, so I think modifying it to fit your personal style is a good idea.

Christi said...

I used to run by mileage myself but when I got my coach she had me switch to time. And know that I have gotten used to it I like it much better.