Monday, March 05, 2007

By Request

Nigel asked, "With 40 days until IMAZ, is the plan being revised again? How is the training looking wrt to completing the event?"

After extra recuperation post ski trip, I'll go with a variant of option (c) in the time remaining: three weeks of solid base work, 1 recovery week, 2 taper weeks.

Long rides and long runs are on track to see me through, per Gale Bernhardt and Rich Strauss. Shoulders won't be happy with the swim, but they get a long break afterward! I'll have to stay restrained on the bike.

I think the period of exclusively low heart-rate did well in building soft-tissues and promoted some bonk-resistance, but next time around I'll look for my base phase to feature smoother intensity ratcheting. Less-so Maffetone, more-so Hadd.


Blogger Spokane Al said...

Good luck on IM AZ. The links in your post are great - much needed and useful information. Thanks.

3/05/2007 10:39:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley said...

Whoa..that race is coming up soon eh?? Good luck!!!

3/06/2007 07:51:00 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

It sounds like a Good Plan!

3/06/2007 09:55:00 am  
Blogger Cliff said...

Looks good.

The Hadd article is very good. Indepth.

3/06/2007 11:55:00 am  
Anonymous Nigel. said...

My question being the reason for this post, I feel obliged to make a comment. There, I feel better.

3/06/2007 02:29:00 pm  
Blogger Wendy said...

You know what I like about Nigel? He's funny!

3/06/2007 03:19:00 pm  
Blogger Brent Buckner said...

Thanks all. Especially pleased that the links were interesting/useful.

3/06/2007 03:46:00 pm  

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