Monday, April 19, 2010

Last week's training & this week's training

Last week's training:
Alright, time to take a look back at my training from this past week. This week was supposed to be a bit lighter than the last few weeks - so I tried to keep all my runs, swims, and bikes a bit shorter.

What I planned to do is in blue, what I did do is in red, and what I missed is in green:

3 runs (3 mi, 3 mi, 4-5 miler)/ 3.75 mi, 3.3 mi, 5.5 miler - a little bit more than planned, but legs felt strong!
2 short runs (both less than 15 miles) 11 mi, 14.07 mi/missed the 1 mile run-off
2 Swims (approx. 3500-4000Yds)/2 swims = 3700Yds
1 BodyPump class/ 1 BodyPump class
1/2 hour of Yoga/ No Yoga :(
1/2 hour of pilates/ No Pilates :(

The only thing I missed this week was the 1 mile run-off from one of my bike rides and then the 1/2 hour of yoga and 1/2 hour of pilates. I guess But, since I started doing more Core & Stretching for the 3 Changes Challenge, I am okay with missing the yoga/pilates this week.

Even though it was my focus to cut back a bit this week, I ended up pushing myself a bit harder on all three of my runs and it felt great! Actually, on my 5.5 miler yesterday, I had more in the tank, but the calves/achilles were starting to feel tight, so I called it quits.

This week's training:

Each week as I try to lay out my training schedule, it works best if I list the workouts I want to get in and shuffle things around as need be to get things done. But, there are two things that I keep in mind: I must get in BodyPump (and follow it by an easy workout), and I like to do two runs back to back - a short run in the evening followed by my longer run the next morning. My hopes with doing the back-to-back runs like that is to prep me for the 5K/10K Challenge in a month.

Here's what I would like to do this week:
3 runs (3 mi, 3 mi, 5-6 mi)
2 bikes (1 long, 1 short with 1 mi run off)
2 swims (approx. 4000Yds)
1 BodyPump Class
4 or 5 15-20 min. Core and Stretching
1/2 hour yoga

I took each of these workouts, wrote them on post-it notes, and laid them out to figure out the best way to get things accomplished this week! (I saw something similar on someone elses blog and thought it was a neat idea - sorry, I can't remember who...)

Here's what it looked like:
....Yoga might go in there Wednesday morning or Saturday sometime... we'll see.
Other than that (above) I don't have much going on this week asside from work stuff and working on my grad school final project! What's your week look like?

16 comments:

Carly said...

I have my first 5K of the season tomorrow (yay!) and I will also be working on lots of final projects!

Beth said...

Congrats on hitting your week's goals. That's great! And I love your planning board. Neat idea!

Lisa said...

I must be color-challenged or still coffee deprived.

I'm used to green being good and red being bad, so I had a hard time following what you did compared to what you intended to do and figuring out what it meant. LOL.

More coffee for me this morning!

Staci Dombroski said...

Looks like you did a great job on those goals :) I hope you have a wonderful week!

Runner Leana said...

Love the idea of post-it notes on a calendar. Good luck this week!

Jess said...

Flexibility is so key when it comes to training. I like that you have mandatory workouts and then everything else can be shuffled as needed.

Wes said...

Yea, I would say you pretty much nailed that one :-) I like the idea of fitting your workouts into your life, not the other way around. There is 2, maybe 3 key workouts a week, and other than that, its all about quality! Keep up the good work!

I am preparing for my final Half IM Simul this weekend. Usual stuff, 2x(s,b,r) before the big weekend!

J said...

I love your post it board of workouts! Such a good way to do it! And you have such nice hand writing too!

Scott Keeps Running said...

Your colorful posts are beginning to remind me of Skittles. And that's a good thing. :)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

Nice training calendar. it looks much like a teacher's lesson plan outline!;-)

VKT said...

I wish I could still run. I caught a child tumbling down a flight of stairs four years ago at school and broke my hip. I may eventually have to get a hip replacement...ugh.

MCM Mama said...

I have a 20 mile run tomorrow and then easy running the rest of the week. I don't know how you multisport people stay sane juggling all those workouts.

Badgergirl said...

Oooh! I like the post-it idea! Good luck this week!

Marlene said...

I really like the way you plan out your schedules!

My week is all crazy this week because of a long weekend. Not sure how everything is going to workout just yet... for one thing, it's 12:20AM and I have to work tomorrow. Ugh!

TriathleteinTraining said...

Good job on the week's goals~~! The post its on the board is a great idea; it subconsciously reminds you of what you ahve to do. We are starting to implement it in the professional engineering workplace for various tasks and assignments...heh.

Mmm...i swim 2-3x a week for an hour at a time. Post swim, I just use a lot of cheap walmart body lotion with aloe, and then regular cetaphil on my face and neck. Shower after every swim with lots of conditioner, and my skin and hair seem to recover the next day. O_O lemme kno wat happens!

Kristen said...

Awesome getting most of your goals completed and even doing a little more! :)

I like the little post-it idea - I might steal it.