I need a plan.

I’ve seriously had enough of all this gym ADD.  When I was training for the marathon, I had a plan and I stuck to it almost religiously.   

Now that I’m not really training for a big race, just getting back into running longer distances, I have zero plan and I feel like a bump on a log when I go to the gym.

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It’s like I walk around in a daze trying to figure out what to do…and then only sticking to it for 10 minutes before switching to something else.  I feel like a newbie, and I do not like it.

So, I’ve decided I need to make a plan for my weekly workouts, and begin to include some sort of speed training in my running…which sounds a little intimidating.   Plus, I don’t want to run more than 4 days a week, because last time that didn’t work out too well, and I ended up in a boot, which sucked a whole lot.

I’m going to be in Florida the first weekend of March on vacay with the fave’s family, and the Hooters Half Marathon is that Sunday.  I reaaaaaaaaally want to run it (fave thinks I’m nuts for wanting to run a race on vacation) because a lot of the course is along the ocean (i.d.e.a.l.) and also you have some fantastic Hooters girls holding all the mile signs, so what’s  not to like?

The best part is, you get buffalo wings and beer after the race… Buffalo wings at 10am?  Yes, please. 

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So, if I decide to run (and decide I’m ready for 13 miles again), I need to up my mileage quickly.  

2/11- 8 miles

2/ 19- 9 miles

2/ 26- 10 miles

3/4- Half Marathon

This makes me really nervous just because I’m still getting used to my orthotics and also because I kind of suck at running right now.  My legs are sore and feel like lead and I have no endurance.  So, I’ve got that going for me.

Back to my plan—I need to find something to keep me motivated/ keep me working hard(er)/ get me in shape for a half marathon ASAP.

I’ve decided I’m going to do something like this…starting next week probably.

  • Monday- Speed work… I don’t know what this looks like.. I don’t even know where to begin.
  • Tuesday- Random Cardio + arm circuit
  • Wednesday- 4 mile run and Cycle class
  • Thursday- off
  • Friday- Long run either today or Saturday (aaaaand Zumba at fitness club)
  • Saturday- Elliptical/ Stairs or Kickboxing class + arm circuit
  • Sunday- 5-6 mile run + more cardio + arm circuit

I also might try and start doing about 20 minutes of a workout before work every morning to get my heart rate up before the day starts…. but that means I have to wake up earlier… so that might just be a little out of reach right now.

 

Do you make a plan for your workouts or do you just go and see what happens?

 

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3 responses to “I need a plan.

  1. I definitely plan out my workouts! I sit down at the beginning of every week and figure them out, otherwise it doesn’t happen. Sometimes they get altered a bit, but at least this way, I have a mental tab of what I have to get done as the week goes on.

  2. Sarah

    If I don’t plan, it doesn’t happen. And if I don’t know what I’m using as I’m walking into the gym, I run amuck like a bewildered unsettled idiot. Is that double planning? HAHA! btw I’m in for shamrock half!!!

  3. Evie

    I gotta plan….sit down on the couch with a good book and bag of almond m&m’s. Love Mom

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