And really, I don’t care about missing the triathlon.
That is the least of my concerns.
My mom is way, way, way more important than any race. I cannot stress that enough.
I am very thankful to be able to go home and be with my mom and dad through all of this. I am lucky to have a very understanding and accommodating boss and a husband who would never keep me from being with my family, especially during these trying times. And of course I am very lucky to have some of the most amazing friends that have been here for me since the day I found out. Thanks guys!
I think I mentioned in last week’s post that since I didn’t know when my mom’s surgery would be scheduled for and when I would be going home and for how long I was planning on continuing to train for the triathlon. And now that I know all the details about the surgery/trip home I am going to keep on training, at least while I’m herein FL, because there is another triathlon on August 8th as part of the same series. If all goes well with mom’s surgery, which is of course what we are hoping for, and I am back in Florida I will sign up for that one.
So this week will be week seven of training. Next week, when I’m in NJ, I will just do what I can. I don’t plan on trying to keep to any type of training schedule. My family, and taking care of them, comes first. If I can get in a run or a swim while there- awesome. If not, no big deal. When I get back I will jump back into week 8’s training plan and go from there.
Week 6 Plan:
Monday- strength training
Tuesday- swim 15 mins, run 40 mins
Wednesday- bike 40 min, run 15
Thursday – run 40 mins, strength
Saturday - run 5 miles
Sunday - swim 30, bike 60
Total planned for week 6: two strength sessions, 95 minutes plus 5 miles (not for time) running, 100 minutes biking, 45 minutes swimming
Week 6 Actual:
Monday- unplanned rest day
Tuesday- barre class, swim 40 mins
Wednesday- barre class
Thursday - run 47 mins (intervals and hills), barre class, swim 40 mins
Friday- bike 45 mins
Saturday - run 5 miles (49:08), barre class, reformer session
Sunday - unplanned rest day
Actuals for week6: 4 strength sessions, 80 mins swimming, 45 mins biking, 47 mins plus 5 miles running
+2 strength sessions, +35 mins swimming, -55 mins biking, -48 mins running
Week 7 Plan:
Monday- strength training
Tuesday- strength training, bike 40 mins
Wednesday- run 45 mins
Thursday – swim 30, run 30
Saturday - run 6 miles
Sunday - swim 30, run 60
My half marathon training plan calls for, in addition to cross training, a 2 mile easy-paced run, an interval workout, a tempo run, and a 6 mile run at an easy pace.
Total planned for week 6: two strength sessions, 135 minutes plus 6 miles (not for time) running, 40 minutes biking, 60 minutes swimming
And of course, like I always do, I will be rearranging this training guideline to fit my schedule.
Since I will be flying home on Saturday I am already planning on moving the 6 mile long run to Friday morning before work. And since I have swim lessons Tuesday and Thursday that is when I complete my two weekly swim sessions. I know I sound like a broken record but I firmly believe that you should make the training plan work for you, not the other way around.
What are you currently training for? Do you strictly/loosely follow your training plan?