Monday, September 28, 2009

Training Planage

 Well, here I am lookin' to draft and construct my annual training program from today through one year from now. Easier said than done. 

In Joe Friel's book "The Cyclist's Training Bible 4th Edition," there is, to say the least, an elaborate process for drafting and constructing this annual training plan. I am just beginning to understand all if the elements that are plugged in this plan. With all of the effort I am putting into it, I cannot see how or why one would want to stray from it. Anyway, I can't speak much to it seeing as how I cannot complete my training program yet. 

There are a lot of variables that are restricting me from simply putting everything down. Any races I wil want to add to my plan, whether I wish to peak for them or not, at this point are not in the calendars to be planned for. I am told I should just look at last year's dates, but those cannot always be trusted. From those, I can plan my peak, build, and base periods. Without them I can only speculate. 

But without this planned draft, (that will probably be changed anyway) I will not have anywhere to start from. I have time to work things out and finalize where I need to put my training. I am off the bike and officially in my "transition" period right now for the next week. After this week I will begin my "preparation" period and will hit the gym. Boom, son.

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