I don’t know about you, but I found the last 13 days went by ridiculously quick. I mean, it seems like yesterday I was still planning my baking schedule and finishing up last minute shopping and now it’s all done. Talk about whirlwind!
In some ways, I am glad to go back to routine – as are my waistline and my sleep cycle. Since I have been off I have had many late nights, early mornings and lots of opportunities to stuff myself silly with junk. Thank goodness I was able to sneak in some good runs–including yesterday’s frosty Resolution Run that had a bubbly, champagne ending!
I fear that it is going to be hard to get back into the groove. As evidenced above, it’s cold – really cold. This type of cold does nothing for my energy level, on top of the fact that we still have very few hours of sun at this time of year. As a result, my hope for January is just to maintain my focus. Get in my workouts and eat as healthy as I can.
This is what I’m hoping my workout schedule will look like for the next six weeks or so:
|Sunday||Long Run (8-9 miles)|
|Monday||Easy Run with Run Club + Spin|
|Tuesday||Tempo Run(6 miles) + Weights|
|Wednesday||Easy Run (5 miles)+ Swim|
|Thursday||Speed Work (3-5 miles) + Weights|
|Friday||Easy Run (5 miles)|
|Saturday||Tempo Run (6 miles) + Weights|
I know I will struggle with the swims and the spin classes. I am hoping to start with one time per week for each additional activity and build the habit in from there. I might have to re-arrange a few days too, especially with work travel–pools and spin classes won’t be so easy to come by, nor will normal treadmills or decent outdoor running weather. On travel days, the priority will be running, with weights happening if the hotel I am staying at has decent equipment.
As I have said before, I’m not very good at sticking to really regimented training schedules…but this is my goal of sorts–days might shift, but generally I’m hoping for 4 harder days or running, 3 easier days, with some weights and cross training for a potential triathlon in between.
Take care and happy Small Friday (aka Thursday)!
P.S. Does anyone else keep thinking it is Monday or is it just me?