Discipline: A Two Sided Story

I planned 6 hours of riding this week. Even after cutting back a trainer ride I ended up with over 6 and a half hours. I did take it easy on my drills, but as of today I’m still feeling fatigued. Part of that may be from working out on the new Upper Macatawa trail yesterday, but I don’t feel like I took it easy this week. So, I’m not riding tonight like I normally do to take one extra day off before starting up with a big week this week. I’ll get to bed on time tonight and hopefully I’ll feel fully refreshed tomorrow.

Discipline has been a word I’ve used to describe the motivation necessary to get ON the bike, push hard, and continue all the way to the finish. I was reminded this week that discipline is also showing restraint. This is not a surprising revelation or new to me. Restraint is the application of the word discipline I use for food consumption. I just haven’t really run into the scenario where I’ve needed to apply it to my riding until now.

So, while I plan out my riding for the next week, I’m going to remember to follow the plan and be disciplined to both work the plan; and be disciplined to rest.

TRAINING SCHEDULE: WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2013
Sprint Intervals: Total Completed ?
10 10 minute warm up – 30%
15 second on – 100%
20 15 second rest – 20%    –   20 total reps (10 minutes)
25 5 minute rest – 40%
40 seconds on – 90%
35 20 seconds off – 40%    10 total reps (10 minutes)
40 5 minute rest – 40%
15 second on – 100%
50 15 second rest – 20%    –   20 total reps (10 minutes)
55 5 minute rest – 40%
40 seconds on – 90%
65 20 seconds off – 40%    10 total reps (10 minutes)
70 5 minute rest – 40%
15 second on – 100%
80 15 second rest – 20%    –   20 total reps (10 minutes)
85 5 minute rest – 40%
40 seconds on – 90%
95 20 seconds off – 40%    10 total reps (10 minutes)
105 10 minute cool down – 40% 105 Monday
Strength Training – Lower Body
Strength Training – Upper Body
Sustain:
10 10 minute warm up – 30%
30 20 minute sustain – 80%
35 5 minute rest – 30%
55 20 minute sustain – 80%
60 5 minute rest – 30%
80 20 minute sustain – 80%
90 10 minute cool down – 30% 90 Thursday
Strength Training – Lower Body
Strength Training – Upper Body
Trail Ride:
Get to a local trail: Ride hard for a while 90 Saturday
Outdoor Fun Ride:
Whatever for however long 60 Friday
Strength Training – Lower Body
Strength Training – Upper Body
Outdoor Lakeshore Ride:
Wherever; just at 75-80% effort for 90 minutes 120 Tuesday
Strength Training – Lower Body
Strength Training – Upper Body
TOTAL 7.75

 

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