Wednesday, April 6, 2011

30 in 30 Training Challenge

I've decided that my 30th year deserves more than just one special workout. Plus I found out the Southwest Chief (Amtrak) going from Newton to Topeka does not have bike racks and thus foiled my original idea of a 300K ride down highway 4 from Topeka.

So I drew some inspiration from espn's recent series 30 for 30 and have embarked on my own 30 IN 30 or 30 days in which at least one of my focus workouts for each of those days will include 30 something (intervals, miles, etc). I am also attempting not to duplicate any workouts.

I began the challenge Tuesday, March 29th and will go through Wednesday, April 27th. My goal is to make this a month of solid training leading into my spring goal races. It has been a good challenge so far and has definitely elevated my training. If you are wanting to do some or all of the workouts yourself I'll post the 30 portion of the workouts I did each week and you can adjust for your own use...or just laugh at my insanity.

March 29th - swim 30 x 50 yds descending every 4
30th - swim 30 x 50yd paddles, bike 30 x 1min uphill repeats
31st - swim 30 x 25yd sprints
April 1st - swim 30 x 150 short rest, bike 30 x 4min low cad on 5min
2nd - bike 30 x 30s low cad on 1min
3rd - bike 30 x 30s power on 2min
4th - swim 30 x 150yd first 50 non free last 100 free
5th - swim 30 x 50 short rest
6th - bike 30 mile overspeed TT

I also got a late birthday surprise from Yvette with a exercise room makeover. She has some photos on her blog. It's a huge improvement and looks awesome!

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