Day 6 – Triathlon Training Program
Today is the 6th day of my training program, and I tried something that I have never tried before … Yoga. And guess what, it’s pretty tough, and I’m not very flexible at all. In fact, it was pretty hard for me to do a lot of the moves since my knee is so stiff, and I’m so stiff.
Anyway, my workout consisted of a run, and Yoga.
For the run, I did a 10 minute warm-up keeping my heart rate in Zone 1. Then I did the following drills for 5 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcH97Dx8VCk I did each drill for a minute, and then I did a 15 second recovery walk between each drill. Once that was over, I jogged for 50 minutes, making sure that I maintained my heart rate in Zone 2. A few times, I had to keep my man-go, aka ego, in check and slow my speed back down. But I did manage, for the most part, to keep my heart rate in that zone. I think I hit a max of 147 which is 3 beats over Zone 2 before I got my heart rate back down within range. Once the 50 minutes was completed. I walked for about 15 minutes, then did a few stretches.
For the second part of my workout, I did Yoga. Like I said, it’s a lot harder than you may think. Its’ best to do it for an hour, but you should do at least 30 minutes. Here is a good video in case you can’t get to a Yoga studio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSAS2UbW5cI
Overall, the workout is coming along pretty good. I’m supposed to do TRX today, but I will put it off until tomorrow. I’m pretty exhausted, and I know that it’s not a good idea to push it. So I will do my strength training tomorrow …