Friday, November 1, 2013

Fitness Friday: Making Plans

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It's no secret that I strive on organization and structure.  I have to have a plan and I love my spreadsheets and google docs that tell me what I'm supposed to be doing.

After yesterday's PT session, I have a much more ambitious plan than I did when I went in.  I guess he thinks I'm doing much better.  We've re-vamped my fancy google spreadsheet to include a lot more miles on the weekend than I was planning.  There might be a another race in my future and if the stars align, I want to be ready.

The problem with my plan is some holes where crosstraining needs to go.  I'll figure that out in the next few days.  In the meantime, this is what my weeks will look like for the remainder of 2013.

Monday: easy run day - distances range from 3 to 5 miles at an easy pace.

Tuesday: crosstraining of some kind, biking on the trainer or strength workouts, or both.

Wednesday: speedwork - either intervals, tempo runs or hill work.  Right now there is no hill work written in so I need to fix that.

Thursday: crosstraining or a very short run (like 2 miles) and strength training.

Friday: swimming day - I'll swim for roughly an hour

Saturday: long run day - the shortest run between now and the end of the year is tomorrow's 6 miler.  I hit double digets next weekend and will top out with one 14 miler at the beginning of December. I'm praying for a mild winter.  I'll be honest - I'm scared of those 12 and 14 milers.  Even the 10 miler I have planned for next weekend makes me nervous, but my PT knows me and knows I need those distances as much for my mental game and the physical one. It may not be easy but it will be worth it.

Sunday: Thou shalt honor the rest day and keep it holy.  Or something like that.

What about you? Do you like the structure of a plan or are you more likely to just wing it?