The schedule I’ve set myself for getting ready for these daft races this year is reasonably punishing but when I’m enjoying the views near Verbier (instead of crying into my bibshorts) it’ll be worth it.
Monday – 30K SS ride or hill intervals
Tuesday – 1 hour run (am) 90 mins turbo session (pm)
Wednesday – long 5 hour ride
Thursday – 1 hour run (am) 90 mins turbo session (pm) – early bedtime!
Friday – easy 1.5 hour recovery ride before work
Saturday – rest
Sunday – long road or MTB ride, alternatively long hilly run – early morning, back before brekky.
There’s the usual irregular schedule of group rides, such as the Industrial Fell Biking trip up and over the Garburn TWICE (to find out which is the best way to ride it) in February.
I’ll be squeezing in a couple of sessions a week on the rower at work and I might even pick up some weights after my morning runs, especially when I increase the training intensity around Easter. The turbo is really handy too as it allows me a really tough session without leaving the house and therefore allows me to spend time with Deb and Rachael. It has to be said though that you simply can’t take part or train for serious events such as the Cristalp without the complete support of your family. Last night I left the house after 7, just as Rachael was going to bed. Got in just after 10 and Deb made me a toastie. How good is that? No Rocky Balboa raw egg smoothies for me. No Sir.