I have yet to figure out why sticking to a training schedule is such a problem for me. In all other aspects of my life I live and die by a schedule. I like to know exactly what I am going to be doing at all times. I hate when I don’t have a plan for my day/week…etc. I really hate when my day is planned but then doesn’t go as planned. The whole obsesssion with time is a little type-A I know; that is what makes it so confusing- why is it different with training? I have no idea. None. But I better get with the program. Literally.
Up until now I have been solely focused on running. I took a few spin classes and put in some time on the stationary bike but I just took my first outside bike ride this past week and I have hardly swam at all in the last two months. With only 6weeks left until my first tri of the season, I really need to get it together.
In an attempt to save myself from a complete training FAIL, I have devised a new plan. This combines both the need to train all three disciplines along with a bit of flexibility. I am going to continue to use the run-focused olympic tri schedule that I began with earlier this year, but I am not going to designatate specific workouts to specific days. Instead, I am going to focus on just getting the work-outs done each week. 2 bikes, 2 swims and 3 runs a week + strength training 2-3 times a week. Maybe this will be better than being tied to specific workouts each day. At least I hope so because if this doesn’t work I don’t know what will. So it better friggin work!
Does anyone else struggle with their workouts/schedule?