Monday, August 23, 2010

Planning My Week

I like to be a bit of a planner almost always sometimes. I feel like if you don’t plan to make time for certain things, the hours tick away and before you know it you didn’t accomplish anything you wanted. The same thing goes for your running schedule. If you don’t plan when you’re going to get your time in, the week kind of trickles away and you didn’t get out as much as you wanted.

In a perfect world, this is how my weekdays would go…
Wake up
Spend time reading
Workout +/or run
Work (although if this is a perfect world, this part is debatable)
Spend time with friends/family/volunteering
Dinner and hang out with my hubby
Get ready to do it all over again

I don’t think there are enough hours in my day right now to get all of this accomplished. For one thing, if I don’t get at least 8 hours of sleep I’m not fun to be around. Also, I’m A-ok for the morning workouts, but not the morning runs. I still haven’t figured out the proper fueling to have the energy I need.

I have started just planning my miles a week in advance. Not too far out, and for the most part, I should have a good idea of the events that are taking place that week.

Here’s the plan for this week (in regards to running)
Monday 5 miles
Tuesday 2.75 miles
Wednesday 5 miles
Thursday 2 miles
Friday rest
Saturday 2.75 miles
Sunday 3 miles
Total Miles = 20.5

I started following a 5K training plan, but I didn’t feel like I was running enough. So I kind of altered it. We’ll see how that works. Do you plan out your weekly miles or do you just wing it?

1 comment:

  1. I have a planned out's the training plan from my running group. I don't hardly ever get all the runs in but I do the best I can! You are doing great! Keep up the great work!! :0)


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