One of the biggest lessons I am learning about how success in this journey comes down to planning. I have talked briefly about this before. If you wake up and know exactly what needs to be done that day to move you forward, then indecision about life that day fades away immediately. Now that I’ve completed the plan from Joel Friel, it’s time to create my own, Navy SEAl style.
Influenced By Navy SEALs
I am taking a number of hints and direction from all the information I own concerning Navy SEAL training. For most of my training thus far, I devoted most of my time to just building endurance. Now that I have the endurance to complete the initial sprint distance triathlon, I want to focus on long-term development. This includes mental and physical work.
The difference between the Navy SEAL training and my plans lies solely in one piece of equipment, the bicycle. They focus on running, swimming, and overall strength. This makes it easy to split the week evenly. However, adding the bike to the equation makes physical development a bit more complicated.
New Training Programs
The main takeaway to implement into my training is the added interval training (INT) and constant high intensity training (CHI). I will be alternating them between weeks (as you can see in the image below). I need to fill in all the numbers, miles and other information in my planning. I think you can get an overall idea by looking at the illustration. Also, LSD represents long slow distance training.
Yesterday’s bike workout began my walk down this path. It was the first bike interval training that I have attempted. It was tiring! I set up the bike inside. I warmed up for 5 minutes. Then, I set a timer for 10 minutes and alternated pedaling as hard as possible on a hard gear for 40 seconds. Then, I shifted to an easier gear for a 20-second recovery. My legs were shot after the 10 minutes. I finished out the workout with a 5-minute cooldown.
Definitely Making It Harder
I cannot believe I only made it for one set during this workout. I actually planned to do two sets but I just didn’t have the mojo to keep going. That may be more mental but I can feel my leg soreness very easily as I type this post. I am also sure I’ll feel them today after I finish my run. I may even begin doing two workouts in a day as well.
If you are interested in more about SEAl training, then I recommend The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition: Updated for Today’s Warrior Eliteby a former SEAL.