Posted: 16/06/2014 at 10:29
thanks all but especially M..o.use for the first sensible answer award.
Seem some people have selective reading as well as selective hearing
I am training 6 x a week not gym twice a week and a few maras, drr
Anyhow lets get to the important bit
Yes went from 0 in Feb to today training 6 x week
I am going to the Gym 2x a week started only recently - as I have an old disk injury and want to strengthen my core as I know this is very important especially on longer races.
Swimming 3x a week as am doing a lot of technique so 2x pool drills and 1x lake
Running 2x a week
Gym 2x Week
Cycling 2x week
I end up varying between 70/90 a week.
I only have one speed at the moment when I say I am not pushing is because I dont want to injure myself so jut getting round in a comfortable pace probn giving 80% off my best.
I am doing this long run (this weekend) and half IM because it's deferred from last year and since I have started training I put in long runs to build some stamina, now I know that I can run / go for hours, albeit slow, I am thinking I should start concentrating on speed. Again not sure if my theory is correct.
Please dont foget that I am a newby and building up on all my lost fitness (was never really really fast to start with) so please be patient, everyone has different goals I dont intend to get to the Podium this year for me is to get ideally as fast as I was before I stopped training then next year I can try to break a few PB.
I would not have entered an Half IM at this stage in my training but since is deferred I have nothing to loose I will set a target for next year.
My question was only whether I was over training because althought I can run 1/2 marathon and not feel crippled and run the day after or cycle etc etc - I cant do so at any kind of speed. I have no umph!
Thanks again hope this additional information gives a bit more insight I was worried about giving too much info in case it was too much to digest