Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Training mess

I'm really torn about what to do with my training.

I can't do it all. Or at least I can't see how to fit it in.

Running - Yes want to do this, and have half marathon at end of June. So 3- 4 runs per week.
Swimming - I'd like to get faster. 1-2 swim/squads per week. I'm trying to find a squad.
Yoga - Once a week. Why you ask?

I still need to do my weight training, interval sessions, strength work (don't ask me the difference, my trainer has them marked in my training diary!)

And then there is boxing and spin....

Do I just concentrate on the running, and my trainer specific stuff? And drop the everything else?

I should email my trainer about this...shit, he's going to ask me what I've been up to?

But some of you must have had this problem before? Spill!

:-)

8 comments:

Paula said...

I suggest you work out your number one priority - is it the half marathon?

If so, run 3x per week, 1x spin (good cross training) & 1x swim squad (cross training)

One of your running sessions (above) could be an interval session.

Then try to fit in a strength/weight session. And that is more than enough!

skinny latte said...

If your number one priority is the half marathon then I would focus on the running, and keep another activity in for cross training, like spinning or your swimming.

If you try to do everything you'll just end up exhausted!

There will be plenty of time to do all the things you want to do :) x

kathrynoh said...

I always have this issue. Can you swap the yoga class for a short 10 min session every day maybe first thing in the morning. That way you getting it done but more consistently.

If I was going to drop anything, I'd say spin. When you are standing up on the pedals (I'm sure there's a technical name for it) then you are using a lot of the same leg muscles as running so more chance of injury.

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

My 2 cents: Def. Keep the strength & interval work and then do what you LOVE. That way you'll stick with it! Having said that, if your goal is a half marathon, then running is a must, right!?

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Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) said...

My 2 cents: Def. Keep the strength & interval work and then do what you LOVE. That way you'll stick with it! Having said that, if your goal is a half marathon, then running is a must, right!?

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Lucinda said...

Thanks Guys! Half Marathon is def the number one priority.

:-)

Pip said...

When I've been in your situation in the past I've concentrated on the running with a spin class for cross training (and to hang out with my spinning friends). Can you fit a run in before your yoga? That used to be my Saturday routine - a long run followed by yoga, and it was a fabulous way to stretch and relax.

I ended up doing two workout days - weights before work or at lunchtime, and then a run after work, or a spin class in the morning and yoga at lunchtime. Your trainer should be able to help you schedule everything in.

Rand(Om) Bites said...

Definitely focus on your priority but remember that yoga doesn't need to be a full hour or whatever. Like Kathryn suggests, 10 mins everyday is a great idea but then it all depends if you actually enjoy yoga or not as well. If it's stressing you out, don't force it. I run and love a good stretch after. It's a good combo.