DNG #21: A day in the life of…

Sorry for the hiatus, folks. It’s been a trying time. I know I’m quite far behind now, but I’ve also got quite a few half written posts in the drafts folder so you might start seeing a few double header days soon…

Anyway, one of the questions I’ve been getting a lot of is “what training is like?”, and “do you train every day”. To answer these questions, here’s what a week typically looks like:

Monday: 75 min swim
Tuesday: Turbo Trainer class
Wednesday: 90 min lunchtime run*, 75 min swim
Thursday: Morning bike ride on Mount Faber
Friday: spare day* / off day
Saturday: Macritchie run
Sunday: Long bike ride (about 100km)

All the sessions, with the exception of the ones with the asterisk*, are group sessions. This means you don’t suffer alone. And if you’re feeling up to it, have some other people to compete against.

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Rodrigo (faking heart attack) horsing around after another Macritchie run

This is really important because you’ll be amazed how much harder you can push yourself when there are others around you pushing as hard, if not harder.

And there are the coaches – Mike and Scott – too. They spot mistakes, and show you how to improve. Not something that watching YouTube videos will do!

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