Training Word of the Week: Routine
Did you find your groove yet? Heading in to the start of week three and I hope that your training program has become a seamless part of your routine. A little extra prep goes a long way here. I always set out my workout clothes for the week with a bag that I have prepped for the gym. This means that I don’t have to think about my clothes or try to find matching outfits in the morning. Since I’m already set to go, I have no excuses to miss a workout.
You will also want to start thinking about other routines that will be helpful with the rest of your training. Do you have a fueling strategy worked out? Have you figured out what the best breakfast is for you? What are you doing to be proactive with your recovery? If you don’t already have these routines set, start to experiment now to see what works best. Then come race day, you’ll be running like a well oiled machine!
Week In Review:
W- 30 minutes spin + strength
Th- 2 miles + 20 minutes spin
Sa- 6 miles + strength
Su- 40 minutes spin + strength
Luckily, I got over whatever kind of bug I had quickly. I still took Monday and Tuesday off just to be sure. Wednesday was the first day back at the gym. It was a little tough coming back because I still felt pretty tired.
Friday night, we went to a friend’s house to watch the opening ceremonies and play cards against humanity. Always a funny game! I feel like I’m going to spend the next two weeks glued to the TV. I just love watching the Olympics. Saturday morning we went out with SCRR. They have split in to half marathon training offering shorter distances. Even though I could have run the long distance of 9 miles, I decided to keep it short and try for 9:30 pace. 6 miles at 9:22….I’ll take it! There were so many people out in the city running. One of my favorite things is seeing everyone out training. It’s an extra little motivation boost. The rest of the day was spent writing posts, watching sports, food shopping and studying. Sunday followed in the usual pattern of church, prepping for the week, checking in on my athletes, and getting ready for the week.
Are you participating in frugal February? A few of my fellow blogger friends decided to do this together and blog about it. I accidentally jumped on the band wagon for this as well because we are focused on paying down debt and setting money aside for taxes. For me, this means no new clothes or workout gear (let’s face it, I really don’t need any thing else!), minimizing money spent on prepared food/restaurants, and minimizing money spent frivolously. I’m good for the occasional Target or Amazon splurge.
So far, so good. I did buy a running top and socks for $27 but other than that, we have really been able to reel in our spending. Since we got a head start on this in the month of January, I’ve been able to set aside an extra $400 that will be put towards paying off student loans. So crazy, right?
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