Workout Wednesday: Planning my workout calendar

Happy Wednesday! It’s been a while since I’ve written a ‘Workout Wednesday’ post because well, it’s been a while since I’ve done workouts! I mentioned on Monday that I head back to work next week. As a result, I’m faced with the reality of working out, working, AND being a mom! If I’m going to maintain good workouts and get some quality racing in this spring/summer/fall, I need to plan out my workout calendar! Thankfully, I have an amazing husband/coach who will write all my workouts for me, so all I have to do is plan out WHEN I’m going to do them. :) This year I’m going to take a lighter load of biking than in the past years. I don’t have my sights set on another 140.6 until at least 2017, and I probably won’t do a 70.3 until fall, so my energies will be more focused on maintaining my biking, and building my run as well as strengthen my swim. Here’s my tentative plan for my workouts when I go back to work:

4:30AM wake up…..every day. Yea….at the latest. It could be even earlier.

No, but really. Right now, the baby is waking around 4/4:30 to eat, so I figure I’ll feed her, then get myself up, have breakfast, work out, shower, and get myself ready before she wakes again (around 7/7:15AM) to feed her and get her ready for the day. I have to be at work by 9 every day, so the goal is to drop her off at the sitter at 8:30 so I have time to get her settled and at work on time. Again, amazing husband alert–if I’m running behind, he will be around most of the time in the morning to feed her for me if I have to rush!

As for Saturdays, I might still stick with the early wake-up because I don’t want to miss out on time with my kids/husband, so I’d rather workout while they’re sleeping than when they’re up. We’ll see how tired I am at the end of the week though. :)

See why I want to spend time with them? :)

See why I want to spend time with them? :)

So now I know what time I’ll be getting up every day, here’s what I hope to do on each day.

Sundays: These have always been my long ride days, and at least until summer, that’s what I’ll stick with. Again, my rides won’t be super long, but I’m hoping for 2hrs on a consistent basis. I’m going to try and add T25 back into my Sunday routine as well but we’ll see if it fits.

Mondays: Swim and lift. I’m hoping to swim before work, and then lift at work on my lunch break

Tuesday/Thursday: Run days

Wednesday/Friday: Bike days (also another lifting day on Fridays during my lunch break)

Saturdays: Long run day. This will be my hardest day because I have to get up to 20 mile long runs by mid-March in order to be ready for my marathon on April 10th. Gotta get crackin!

So, I have a plan. That’s the hardest part. :) I’m going to make myself stick to it even if it’s challenging, mostly because it’ll keep me sane. :)

What are your workout plans for the new year?

Any “working out moms” out there have advice for me?

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