With the new year upon us and a new season of race training, I’ve been pulling the new practice schedules and working on an updated routine for myself for the next couple of months.
For the last few months, my schedule has looked something like this (give or take the swimming depending on facility availability and runs depending on weather):
Monday – lift; short, easy run
Tuesday – swim
Wednesday – lift; moderate run or cross train (cycling or elliptical)
Thursday – moderate run or rest
Friday – lift; cross train
Saturday – rest or long run
Sunday – rest or long run
I had been swimming with the local triathlon club but I think I’m going to go back to my local rec center advanced masters’ practices. I enjoy the tri club swimming a lot but the facility is hard to get to and the practices consist of almost all distance freestyle. This is great for triathletes, I realize, but it bores the heck out of me after a while and my first priority above all else is to enjoy what I’m doing. The advanced masters’ practice is in a less-nice facility and isn’t quite as challenging as the tri club practice but it’s more interesting and easier to get to.
That said, here’s a tentative look at my new schedule for the next couple of months. I may tweak this in a week or two after I see how it works out initially.
Monday – swim 6:20-7:20
Tuesday – lift & easy short run
Wednesday – swim 6:20-7:20
Thursday – lift & cycling
Friday – moderate run
Saturday – easy long cycle on my bike trainer
Sunday – long run
Since my brain is still focused on running races, I haven’t given a lot of thought yet to triathlons in 2010 despite the fact that I know I want to do at least one Olympic distance tri. Once the year progresses a bit more I’m sure that will change so stay tuned if you have an interest in triathlon!