Today ended my first ever 20h training week. And I LOVED it. Honestly, it did not feel any different from my other 11h training weeks.
It is either because I am just that super fit or because I did not do anything else than training (no work or school) so I could take enough rest between effords. I am sure that it was a combination but naturally I am leaning towards the first explanation:)
The week went like this:
Mon: 1h swim
Tue: 2h bike & 1h swim
Wed: 2.25h bike & 1h swim
Th: 1h swim
Fri: 0.75 swim & 1.25 swim
Sat: 4h bike & 1 swim
Sun: 3h bike
+ strength training
Strength: cca 2h
Not too bad considering that it does not involve any running.
I was supposed to go swmming today as well, which will get me over 20h but I cannot get to the pool from my friend's house.
I can definitelly get used to this type of training. I liked it. Even 7 hours on a bike trainer in less than 24 hours were not that bad:) I actually liked it. I see my bike fitness improving, which is great.
But doing 3 swims in less than 24 hours was not pretty, my poor arms. They were trashed.
I think that I get used to training like this:) Train, then do nothing for a few hours, then train again etc. Although it is quite boring.
Maybe train, then go to school/work for few hours, then train again would be more interesting/fulfilling. Or maybe training for 30+h/week and do nothing else would work:)
Anyway, I am taking next week easy because I cannot really get to the pool and I am travelling on Thursday and Friday and then visiting my grandparets on weekend. That should be good because it will help to recover and come back stronger! I will still try to do something though because otherwise I will start loosing all the gained fitness.
Some people might ask, why the hell am I doing 20h training week at the end of December. Well, because I like it! :)
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