Training Triplet

After yesterday’s veiled announcement of some new support to the Tough Mudder Mechanics cause,  I am very proud to announce Polar distributors Pursuit Performance as the latest Australian company to extend generous support to my endeavours. The unique thing about this particular partnership is that this support does not stop with me….by creating a special Tough Mudder Mechanics rate, an offer of a 25% discount across the range with free shipping is extended to everyone via a special on-line discount code.  This reaches out to not only those who enjoy following this blog, but others I might encounter because they’re searching for help with their first Tough Mudder race or trying to smash a previous time. How good is that?? Hit their logo below to score some awesome training kit…

I am definitely a guy who is driven harder by data.  I know it might sound weird to some, but to have a selection of sport-specific information available in real time is extremely motivating, both from a training perspective and as an in-race resource.  This fantastic equipment will feed me critical information including (and far from limited to) ground speed (min/km), distance, time, calorie consumption and heart rate.

Allow me to introduce you to my new Polar RS800CX and G5 GPS…feeding all training data wirelessly to my PC where it is automatically catalogued and mapped via Google Earth.  Sweet.

Listening to your body is one thing, understanding what it is telling you is an altogether different story.  Polar helps me get under the skin of my training. I have been entrusted with one of Polar’s most comprehensive training computers and GPS tracking devices.  The RS800CX and G5 GPS work seamlessly together in a process derived from a brand with enormous expertise in sports, physiology and electronics, coupled with a deep understanding of what I actually need from the device.  Polar represents the sharp end of the training computer market and lead the way in technological innovations since 1977.
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Don’t be mistaken, this equipment caters for all levels of fitness through a comprehensive product range, along with essential support and advice.  It’s all about improving an athlete’s sports performance, helping people enjoy a healthier lifestyle and aiding rehabilitation and weight management.
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Having shared this awesome news with you, it’s time to put the gear to good use….
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MORNING
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Ride 14km @ 75% steady state (home to work…nice ride to start the day…0500hrs means not much traffic around)
20 minutes of roller and stick work on ITBs and glutes.
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AFTERNOON
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Strength
Dynamic Effort (short, sharp, aggressive with control) : Bent over row 10 sets of 2 reps at 70.0kg every 45 seconds.
Rest 5:00
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Conditioning
Four rounds for time of Row 1000m, 12 Front squats 50.0kg, 10 Chin-ups
< 25:37 >
Rest 10:00
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Baseline Intervals
Row 1 minute, Rest 1 minute, Row 1 minute, Rest 50 seconds, Row 1 minute, Rest 40 seconds, Row 1 minute, Rest 30 seconds, Row 1 minute, Rest 20 seconds, Row 1 minute, Rest 10 seconds, Row 1 minute.
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Rowing to be completed at high intensity.
Distance covered:  2,024m     Time rowing:  7:00     Average pace:   1:43.7/500m
Now you’ve checked out this afternoon’s training session, take a look at this cool graph (very basic functions sorry while I work out the finer details of this gadgetry)…showing detailed HR over time.  You can see each of the three components split by the two rest periods. You can also pick the lifts, rowing and transitions…I love it.
I can’t make the graph any bigger but you should be able to zoom in pretty well on a SmartPhone or tablet if you have one handy.
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EVENING
Ride 14km @ 75% steady state (work to home…not as nice going home on the back of that training, but good for the planet…1800hrs meant a stack of traffic around)

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Every lift was for ME/CFS Australia.  Please consider a donation.

3 thoughts on “Training Triplet

    • Hey Robert…good to hear from you. Thanks for the link to this forum…I’ve registered and will definitely be checking up on it. If there’s anything I can help you out with, just give me a yell. Cheers, Simon

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