I’m not always big on planning out my workouts for the week, because I like the flexibility to do what I feel and sometimes I’m more ambitious in the moment than I am in planning. I feel like this may be a week where I waiver a lot with “am I or am I not going to workout?” though, so in order to keep myself on track, I’m going the planning route. Here’s what’s on the schedule:
Monday: 5 mile run
Tuesday: FULL REST
Wednesday: Long Run! 12 – 16miles (hopefully 16!)
Thursday: Strength Train or 2 mile recovery run
Friday: Rest or cross train
Saturday/Sunday: Rest one and 4mile run one
I’m going home to NJ Wednesday night to Sunday, which is why I need to get my long run done on Wednesday. Obviously it’s just my luck that Wednesday is apparently the ONLY day there’s a high chance of rain this week. Oh well, mine as well prepare for all weather conditions, right? You never know what it’s going to be like race day.
On top of workouts, this week I am committing to the following:
– Working on sleep: I’ve always had sleeping problems, but it’s important now that I’m training for a marathon that I REALLY work them out and take care of myself. This means sleeping naturally (no Tylenol PM, melatonin, or other remedies). It also means shutting off work and worries from my head somehow, some way — any suggestions?
– Being in a GOOD mood: I kind of had a really bad week a couple of weeks ago and have been plagued by somewhat unnecessary anxiety. I complained a lot about being bored too, which is my own fault! So this week I’m dedicating to looking on the bright side of things! — Please hold me to this one 🙂
– Eating healthy, which doesn’t mean no dessert or no yummy foods. It just means eating what makes me feel good. It also means less refined products and fake sugars. I’m pretty good at eating healthy, but I just want to make a stronger point of it this week — I’m a believer that you are what you eat and eating healthy will aid in my sleep efforts and being in a better mood.
So there my plan — help hold me too it!
QUESTION: What’s on your schedule this week? Are you a planner or a “do what you feel” type?