Week 1Plan:Monday- strength
Tuesday- run 30 min
Wednesday- bike 45, strength
Thursday- swim 20, run 25
Saturday- run 30 min
Sunday- swim 30, run 30
Total planned for week 1: 2 strength training sessions, 115 minutes running, 45 minutes biking, 50 minutes swimming
Week 1 Actual:Monday- rest (aka hiding under a rock)
Wednesday – run 30 min
Thursday – bike 45 minutes, barre class (which I consider strength training)
Friday- bike 20 minutes, run 25 minutes
Saturday – barre class and reformer session for strength training
Sunday- swim 30 minutes, run 60 minutes (I combined Saturday’s run with Sunday’s)
Sweaty mess after Sunday's swim/run session- hit the 5 mile mark at 52 minutes which was very exciting to see :)
Total for week 1: 2 strength training sessions, 115 minutes running, 65 minutes biking, 30 minutes swimming
+20 minutes on the bike, -20 minutes of swimming
Not too bad for week 1, especially since it started off so rough.
And of course, for this week (week 2) I know I will be making some adjustments to the schedule again. I already moved yesterday’s scheduled workout to today because I needed a rest day and I know Saturday morning’s will be barre/reformer sessions for the foreseeable future so I am not sure what that means for my runs that day. I may actually try to squeeze it in beforehand and see how that goes.
Week 2 Plan:Monday- bike 30 min, run 15 min
Wednesday- swim 15 min, run 30 min
Thursday – run 30 min, strength
Saturday – run 35 min
Sunday – swim 30 min, bike 30 min
I was pretty excited this morning because after I did my 30 minute bike ride I ran 1.5 miles in 14:34 which is a 1:04 minute improvement from last week. My goal is to be able to run 1.5 miles in 13:30 during the triathlon. That’s what I am working towards at least. Not sure it’s really a great idea to set time goals for the actual triathlon itself but I do like having a goal in mind to work towards.
Hey, if nothing else it should hopefully help me with my running while fatigued.
Have you ever trained for a triathlon? How strictly do you adhere to your training plan?