Life is busy. For everyone. For some, more so than others. I won’t bore you with the details of how crazy busy I am but will give you an idea of how my week looks on the “Finish It” type marathon plan, with a little “extra” added in to finish out my TRI season. I know that many of you are aspiring for BQs or definitive finish times but I’m not at a point in my life where I’m
able willing to do what it takes for those results. I encourage everyone to take a step back, be honest and look at their individual circumstances before making a definitive goal or training plan. If your honest with yourself, usually the path is clear.
In a typical week, I follow the plan below. That being said, there are weeks where it doesn’t happen for a multitude of reasons. Plus, if I have a twinge of pain or I know a muscle is tweaked, I play it safe. I don’t get paid to run or TRI, these activities are hobbies in which I participate for fun and fitness. There is nothing fun or fit about being injured. In fact, I speak from experience when I say that injuries suck. So for me, the answer is to listen to my body.
Monday – AM – Rest. Weekends are hard and getting back to reality is even harder. I plan to sleep in on Monday mornings so that I don’t feel guilty about skipping a workout. PM – Speed work on the treadmill. I use the iPhone app for the FIRST training plan that is associated with the Run Less Run Faster book. I plug in my numbers and it spits out a training plan based upon a three day run week. Perfect amount of run days with TRI training. Plus the app is much easier to comprehend than trying to read the torn up hard copy of the book that my Weim ate last spring.
Tuesday – AM – 5 am CrossFit. PM – Swim (goal is to swim 1 mile or more)
Wednesday – AM – Tempo Run. PM – Bike. If life gets in the way, the tempo moves to evening and I skip the bike.
Thursday – AM – 5 am CrossFit. PM – Swim (but this usually gets skipped. Time is always an issue).
Friday – AM – Long Bike
Saturday – AM – Long Run
Sunday – Rest. If all is well with the family and I feel decent then I go out for recovery ride on the bike. It’s a REALLY good day if I get to fit in a recovery ride. Makes me super happy.
Yes, I’m obviously on a finish it plan. I won’t be winning anything by spreading myself out like this but I’m doing my best, with my schedule to balance the family, the job, the commute, the swim, the bike, the run & making an attempt to get stronger with CrossFit. Don’t ask me about training bricks because they
don’t exist only happen a couple times a year.
Look at your schedule and plan your week. When you have a plan, it’s easier to make it happen. Is it necessary to check everything off the list, each and every week? No. But it’s easier to make adjustments when you have direction.
** Finishing IS Winning ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **