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2012-08-08 9:22 AM

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Subject: The woes of overtraining

So I've been training for my first Oly tri  2nd tri ever in this first year of triing on Sept 8th and this past month has been a misadventure in overtraining or dealing with training obstacles. I am right at my peak training right now and in the past month I've had 2 peak weeks cut low by some difficulties. 2 weeks ago I had to take time off training because I got very sick. I was able to make up some time at the end of the weak but it ended up being half the time I would normally have done. 

Then this past weekend I did the cascade lakes relay. a 216 mile team relay race and ran 28. 6 miles and of course that was probably too much and I strained a tendon in my knee. I went to the doc she said nothing serious but if you rest it it will heal faster and be better in the long run. So I'm taking the first part of this week going to the pool alot because I need work on my swimming and doing aqua jogging. But this will be the 2nd week this month where I should be at peak and am having to rest instead so I want to know am I in trouble or should my base of fitness carry through.

Before this it looked like my times would put me at the back of the front of the pack for my oly. I don't care about placing but I want to make a strong effort. 

Here are my current training totals:

	Minutes	Hours	Miles	
Run 2,414.25 40.24 145.01 Run
Bike 2,668.7 44.48 1866.33 Bike
Swim 5,770.2 96.17
Total 10,853.15 180.89

Here is a link to my training plan

http://tinyurl.com/2012BTolyplan

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0An0IwBbMISvUdFdFMEY0Y241ZXNuWWZsT0NqVjZQMmc

 



Edited by Tofu 2012-08-08 9:23 AM


2012-08-08 10:19 AM
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Subject: RE: The woes of overtraining

Before even reading your second paragraph I looked at your training schedule. First off I was thinking 'Needs to take time from bike and spread it elsewhere', then I see this massive 3hr 13minute run 3rd August just shoehorned in with no apparent logic or taper. OUCH.

 

Get well soon!

2012-08-08 2:17 PM
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Holywoodboy - 2012-08-08 8:19 AM

then I see this massive 3hr 13minute run 3rd August just shoehorned in with no apparent logic or taper. OUCH.

 

Get well soon!

That was 2 legs of the cascade lakes relay. Yes I agree unwise. But it was a fun event next year I'm definitely going to put in more running time before that event. Had shin splints earlier in the year so I didn't do as much as I would've like or should have. Thanks for the wake up call though.
2012-08-08 2:47 PM
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Subject: RE: The woes of overtraining
I'm sorry you got hurt, but you ran a marathon + without being prepared for it. You are lucky you weren't hurt worse. You didn't "over train" you "under trained" for the event you ran in. There is a big difference. Very few age groupers actually over train.
2012-08-08 3:16 PM
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TriBoilermaker - 2012-08-08 2:47 PM I'm sorry you got hurt, but you ran a marathon + without being prepared for it. You are lucky you weren't hurt worse. You didn't "over train" you "under trained" for the event you ran in. There is a big difference. Very few age groupers actually over train.

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That type of injury is coming from undertraining, not overtraining.  As to your fitness, don't worry about it.  Health and recovery are always more important.  You can regain any loss in fitness once healed.  Mark this up to a learning event. 

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