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How do people fit in weight training with IM training?
As it's my off season at the mo I thought I'd have a go at building some strength before i start training properly for Outlaw after Christmas.
At the mo I'm doing 2 weights sessions a week plus a pilates and a running-orientated strength and conditioning class, but even with this my legs are usually tired and it's affecting my cycling and running. I'm prepared for this and it doesn't really matter at the mo - i'm playing the long game.
When Outlaw training starts, I was going to drop it to a once a week maintenance weights session. I understand this will need to be a pretty max session to stop all the gains I'm hoping to make before christmas ebbing away.
But am wondering how/when to fit in a weights session so that it doesn't compromise all the other training. Seems a bit mad to put it in on a recovery day or a legs-free day because I wouldn't be recovering.
What do other people do? Other than pilates and the running-orientated S&C i've not done weight training as part of an IM programme before but I know my legs are usually tired so am wondering how to fit in the weights.
I'm 49 and tend to take a long time to recover. IM training in the last two years has tended to build up to average around 13 or 14 hours a week, excluding pilates etc.