The joys of developing, or at the very least selecting your own training program dictate that you get to call the shots. This approach can work well if a) you’re lucky, or b) have some experience to draw from. The approach though isn’t without its pitfalls, as it lacks oversight… that independent individual who brings reason to the foreground. And for people like me, who will follow a program blindly into the ground, this is a very real risk.
As I begin my preparation for the RVM, I can only hope for luck. But failing that, I do have experience to draw from… both the good (
All that said, I purposely scheduled weeks 12, 9, 6 and 3 for recovery. Needless to say, and given where I’m at in the program, the last few day have been enjoyable as I’ve taken advantage of some gorgeous summer weather, a random encounter with a good friend and an extra spring in my step.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d almost question whether the training has truly begun.
Monday: day off (scheduled)
Tuesday: easy 44:34
Wednesday: steady 48:01