Challenges/ Fitness

My Training Schedule

Training ScheduleHey everyone!  I hope you had a fantastic Labor Day weekend!  Today is a great day for our blogging challenge topic of training schedules because in many places the kids have either already gone back to school, or are going back today – which means it’s time for us to start getting back into OUR routines.  Now I don’t know about you, but my brain is full of cobwebs so this topic will force me to think about my routine, and remind me to do it!

My Training Schedule

Monday: 50 min lunch spinning class
Tuesday: 6k lunch run
Wednesday: BodyPump class
Thursday: 50 min lunch spinning class
Friday: 8k lunch run
Saturday: Long run (usually 14-18k)
Sunday: BodyPump class
Now the above schedule LOOKS like I don’t take rest days, but trust me I do.  I basically go as I feel – if my body HATES me and feels tired and sluggish then I rest.  Some days my work schedule or family commitments make fitting in my workout hard, so I’ll skip it.  This means that most weeks I end up taking 2 rest days.  My three running days vary in length to go with where ever in my half marathon training plan I’m in – Sometimes my long run is only 10k, and other weeks it could be as long as 19-20k.

What’s your training schedule?
Do you do week long plans or month long plans?

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  • Melissa
    September 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I do week-long plans for cross & strength training, and month(s) long plans for running. Even then, I RARELY end up following a plan to a T! I’m constantly adjusting and modifying it based on what my body tells me or when life simply gets in the way.

    I’m jumping into the blogging challenge for this month, a little late, but I’ve posted everyday so far so I’m on track 🙂 Today’s post is about my decision to switch to a plant-based diet for the month of December

  • Kayla in the City
    September 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I’m impressed with your routine. Mine is usually whatever I feel like that day, or whatever classes the gym offers…

  • cathyo
    September 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    i need to see if I can start squeezing in a few runches too! would be nice to free up an evening or two! Here’s my schedule.

  • Amanda
    September 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    How do you work the lunch runs in? I’m going to start a full-time job soon, and I’m curious about fitting in running with all of that.

  • flowersofmoss
    September 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    My plan is so erratic, it’s ridiculous.

  • BGRuns
    September 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I just started a new training program for triathlons but will be still trying to keep my mileage up for another half marathon in 6 weeks.

    love your plan, our local rec center (no real gyms in town with classes) has some decent stuff, just at awful hours for people with jobs. I used to do a spin class at 5:30 am, but that is gone now.

  • neophytegirl
    September 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    My current plan, which is subject to change as of next week.

  • Amalia
    September 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    My current plan is for my half marathon training and is usually adjusted on the fly. I don’t belong to a gym so most of my strength workouts come from — I love it for easy to follow target area workouts!
    My post today is a late foodie pen pal reveal today — feel free to check it out here.

  • Clarinda
    September 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I love that you have so much planned, but that you don’t beat yourself up if you need to change something. Good for you!

    Here’s mine:

  • Jennifer P
    September 5, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Schedule? Ba ha ha ha! It fit it in where I can. Hoping to get on more of a routine this winter.

  • sheslosingit101
    September 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    It’s good you are mixing up your training routine. A lot of runners just run and neglect their upper bodies. (Uh…I was guilty of that…)

    Here is my (very tardy) training schedule for bodybuilding:


  • Chris
    September 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I don’t have a blog post for this one, but….
    Monday I typically run 5k (<23 min) or bike for about an hour, same for tuesday, Wednesday is pull day at the gym and then karate, running or biking again on Thursday, maybe Friday as well, Saturday is running in the morning, I've just switched from an ~11k run to a 5k with sprints to get ready to do my Zombie race thing, then karate, then the gym for push day then usually a bike ride in the afternoon, Sunday is another bike ride or run in the morning, and if the weather is good a bike ride in the afternoon.

  • lorrie
    October 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    i get in fitness classes when i can and still working out other exercise


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