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Training Week April 24th-30th Recovery Week

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : Training Week 
Aim - Recovery Week. Was looking for another strength week but after Sunday it became apparent this wasn't going to happen so it turned into a recovery week. Keep the longer sessions in place where possible and recovery around them

Saturday 24th
2hr run

Sunday 25th
Day Off - Woke up and felt terrible so ride got cancelled and led to this week turning from strength week into a recovery week

Monday 26th
5km swim

Tuesday 27th
90min run
2hr ride

Wednesday 28th
4km swim
90min ride

Thursday 29th
Day Off

Friday 30...
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Training Week April 17th-23rd Strength Week 2 of 2/3

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : Training Week 
Aim - Strength Week. Focus on bike strength

Saturday 17th
2hr run

Sunday 18th
3hr 45min Strength Ride as 3x{8mile over gear, 4mile hard, 4 mile easy}
Straight into 15min hill reps
1hr recovery run

Monday 19th
Gym (Strength)
6km swim

Tuesday 20th
4hrs 45min aerobic
75min x-country run

Wednesday 21st
5km swim
2hrs powercranks
90min very painful run and a 20min walk home...blown

Thursday 22nd
Day Off

Friday 23rd
Bike - Powercranks hill reps 4 x Widcombe, 1 x North Rd seated. In hindsight, this screwed my legs over ...
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Training Week April 10th-16th Strength Week 1 of 2/3

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, April 30, 2010, In : Training Week 
Aim - Strength Week. The will be week 1 of 2 or 3 depending on how well I take to strength work and after nearly exclusively aerobic work up until this point.

Saturday 10th
3hr 45min Strength Ride as 3x{8 miles over gear, 4 miles, 4 miles easy}
Straight into 15min hill reps
1hr recovery run

Sunday 11th
Coaching swim day for www.driventotri.com

Monday 12th
Gym (Strength)
6km swim

Tuesday 13th
4hr 45min aerobic ride
75min x-country run

Wednesday 14th
5km swim
90min powercranks, including 40mins solid effort
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Volume VS Consistancy

Posted by Tom Room on Sunday, April 25, 2010, In : Coaching 
As I have just come to the end of the volume phase of my training it was time to have a quick review of it.

Volume - Pretty good, hit some "big numbers"............but so what
Consistancy - Not strong....consistancy within the weeks was good (I could hold together a planned weeks training) but I found myself getting mysterious illnesses too often for my liking (more about that later).

Ask a triathlete about training and they will doubtless tell you some number relating to volume. My longest ru...
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Training Week April 3rd - 9th

Posted by Tom Room on Sunday, April 25, 2010, In : Training Week 
"You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it" Arnold H. Glasgow

I was aiming for the same as the previous week, giving me a two week block of the big volume before returning to work after Easter, unfortunately it didn't go entirly to plan.

Saturday 3rd
2hr ride working the hills
2km easy swim
2.5hr ride introducing over gearing in long blocks
- After a very nice meal out I ended up being sick a few hours later. Possibly due to the food, possibly because my body hates me, either way...
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NEW SPONSOR:- SPIUK

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, April 8, 2010, In : Sponsor 


Yes, I am now, thanks for asking :-)

It is not every day that you get to feel like a kid in a sweet shop (apart from when I go shopping for sweets, everyday) but that is how I can best describe the feeling when I visited Spiuk last week.

This is because Spiuk is a company I have been looking to work with for some time, a company I have long admired, who make quality products and whose kit I have used before.

I was very excited when they agreed to sponsor me and I have been fortunate enough to ...
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Training Week March 27th - April 2nd

Posted by Tom Room on Sunday, April 4, 2010, In : Training Week 
Two weeks Easter holidays have just begun so it is time to focus on pushing the volume on, getting better recovery, and going home for the Easter weekend. I am hoping to make this either a 2 or 3 week block dependent on how well I recover and this is the first week.

Saturday 27th
- 2hr X-Country run
- 90min powercranks
- 1hr on Isaac (to check all is working smoothly)

Sunday 28th
- 4hr ride on Isaac
- 1hr run

Monday 29th
- Gym
- 6km swim; Main set change of pace 1.5km, 1.0km, 0.6km and band work

Tuesda...
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NEW SPONSOR:- TRI 11 WETSUITS & SPEEDSUITS

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, April 2, 2010, In : Sponsor 
I am very excited to be sponsored by TRI 11 Wetsuits and Speedsuits for the new season.



- Having not used a speedsuit before, I was very excited to see just how fast they are. The short answer, 5 secs per 100m! Or 75 seconds for a 1500m. I can see that having a full length suit being a definite advantage over a shorter suit as this really did feel effortless like a wetsuit.

- The TRI 11 RED Wetsuit sports an innovative cut which is very apparent from just putting the suit on. The neo...
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Training Week March 20th-26th

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, April 2, 2010, In : Training Week 
Recovery Week - It was generally accepted that I looked like cr@p, and I did feel pretty terrible, so the aim was to do a little training as necessary so I would be ready for the next hard block

Saturday 20th
- 1hr X-Country Run
- In the afternoon I promptly put myself in a food coma in front of a whole day's worth of 6 Nations Rugby - which was going well, only to be rudely awoken by Austin Healey's ridiculous comment, "It's only cheating when you get caught". What a complete

But that is the att...
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