For the past week or so, I have been trying to figure out my new training schedule. But I can’t seem to bring myself to just sit down and do it. I have a Sprint Tri in June and a 12 week tri training plan. So I thought I would just try to extend that plan out a few extra weeks (12 weeks from the tri is in mid-March). But the idea of jumping right into swimming twice a week and brick workouts when I’ve barely been swimming and biking just seemed so overwhelming.
And I think it was that overwhelmed feeling that had me avoiding making the plan. After all, if there isn’t a plan, then I can’t follow it, right?
So I rethought the plan. Why was I trying to extend the training plan? I don’t need to jump into all those intense workouts right away.
While I still haven’t finished the plan, here are my thoughts moving forward:
- Start swimming once a week and biking twice a week
- Figure out where to fit in weight lifting
- Make sure that my long runs are sufficient to get me through my upcoming half marathons
- Start the official training plan the week of March 17, and at that point, evaluate whether any of the early bike/swim workouts should be made longer
Team Fight has group swims not far from me every Thursday evening so I’m going to do my best to get to those. It’s tough because they’re at 8pm, and I’m not a late night person, what with getting up at 4:30 to workout on a normal day. But I think it will be worth it.