Sunday, July 29, 2012

Workout Woes

I have a sprint tri coming in up 5(?) weeks and really need to start including swimming and cycling in my routine more regularly. Unfortunately, I a hard time hitting my intended workouts during the middle of the week due to poor planning on my  part combined with bad weather.

I *know* this time of year we are prone to afternoon thundershowers.  I really should plan to do as much as possible in the morning, but I hoped to do a few things in the evening Tuesday-Thursday and the weather just got in the way.

And just for the record, lately I've been walking my dogs almost every day in the morning.  I count this in my workouts, but it isn't always planned.  But that's why there is so much walking in the mix.

Here's how my actual workouts compared to the plan:

  • Sunday: 800 m swim, Actual: 800 m swim :-)
  • Monday: 2 mi walk, Actual: 2 mi walk :-)
  • Tuesday: 3.1 mi hill run/ 800 m swim, Actual: 1.5 mi walk :-(
  • Wednesday: 2 mi hill walk/8 mi bike, Actual: 2 mi hill walk :-(
  • Thursday: 3.1 mi hill run, Actual: 2 mi hill walk :-(
  • Friday: 2 mi run/2 mi walk/800 m swim, Actual: 2.4 mi run / 2.5 mi walk /800 m swim :-)
  • Saturday: 7.8 mi run, Actual: 7.6 mi run / 1 mi walk :-)
  • Sunday: 3 mi run, Actual: 4 mi run / 1 mi walk / 8.1 mi bike :-)

What, if anything, did I learn?  For one thing, I really need to plan on doing more in the morning.  This week, I'm still hoping for an evening run on Tuesday with my running partner, but I'll plan on morning running on Thursday even if that means I'm running alone.  I'm also going to *try* to get up early and do some short (8-10) mi bike rides on Mon & Wed.   It always sounds like a good idea until the alarm goes off, though.

[updated Monday morning to add: I actually did it! Got up early for a short bike ride this AM. That actually wasn't too bad. Worst part was hauling my butt out of bed when the alarm went off.]

How was your workout week?


  1. I always curse myself for not getting more morning workouts done, but mentally, it's tough to get motivated first thing in the a.m.

  2. I had a fairly lite week. I got a good run on Wednesday around a local lake, and a nearly 8 mile trail run up a tough mountain trail. I've been doing more cross training with weights and racquetball too.

  3. Come on, get in the pool! You still have plenty of time to get ready, don't sweat it too much.

  4. Always best to get it done in the morning so nothing can get in the way. But I hear ya, it's easier said than done when the alarm goes off. It's also too dark here for me to bike before work, unless I am commuting... need to get back to that!

  5. I always re-discover this lesson too every summer. Haha. Always feels good to get it over with in the AM though--push yourself out of bed and remember how much better your day is after doing so!

  6. I don't blame you for not getting up in the morning, I can't do it either and try every singe day :(