Training Update

Training updates are in SOAP form, borrowed from Art Clarke at Running Naked.

Subjective:

In some ways things are not going as well as planned. Last week a running workout ended early. Running gets to my stamina in ways that other activities (swimming/running) do not. I came back two days later and met the intended running goal for that day which was great. Yesterday’s run also did not go as planned: the available treadmill was broken, so I ended up just going outside and running. As expected running in the normal way is more work than the treadmill.

Objective:

The last three running workouts were supposed to be 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0 miles respectively. In reality they were 1.0, 1.8, and 1.0. The last 1.0 mile run was non-treadmill run. There is slight pain in the knee after running outdoors.

Assessment:

Running remains the greatest level of risk. Discussions with other triathletes suggest the goal of “just finishing” is appropriate and I agree.

Plan:

  • Increase number of training sessions from 3 per week to 4 per week
  • Focus on building running endurance. Every session will involve running in some way.
  • Swim at least once per week.

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