Alright; for those interested, in just over a week im going to start a running log of my progress with the Carmichael Time Crunch 8-11 week cycle workout.
I read the entire book virtually front to back two times and understand the concepts and the rational behind the concept. After reading the book im convinced that is may be the best option for "me". Im sort of a science physiology guru so the book was right up my alley.
Why the 10 day wait? Well i need to wait for my HR monitor to get back from Polar (its sat with dead batteries for 5 years). Time to have my doctor run a routine physical on me. This will also give me a bit of time to adjust my diet and work a low volume steady base to prepare my muscles, tendons (and crotch) for the time on the bike. I have been doing some steady cycling for the past few weeks and really enjoy it! Im stoked and ready to give this a shot!
Base Bio Info:
Height 6' 1"
Weight 170lb +/-2lb thin frame
Bike: Cannondale CAAD7 R2000 Ultegra/Dura-ace equipped.
Athletic History: Competitive middle/middle-long distance runner in high school and college. Minimal Cycling experience during a few years of duathlon/triathlon training in the early and min 1990's. I seemed to enjoy and excel more in the shorter distance, distance races....3000, 5000 and 3000 steeple chase.
PR 800m 1.51 1996 (outdoor track)
PR 1 mile: 4.11 1997 (indoor track)
PR 5k: 14:38 (outdoor track) 1997
PR 10k 29.52 1997 (cross country)
Since the late 1990's i have not been competitively running or riding my bikes. Ive kept fit jogging, lifting some weights and motocross riding. MTB and RB have collected dust However my weight has gone from 148lbs in my prime to the current 170'ish and i feel it.
My goal will be to improve on a 30k time-trial time for my personal private goal and to compete in some CAT5 citizen races in June and early July and be able to keep up with the main group for 30-40 mile rides prior to transitioning this training to a running/duathlon regiment if my health allows it.
Let the count down begin.....let the fun begin.
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