As with all my training programs, I've tweaked this plan to fit my running needs. I have to do my long runs on Sundays due to my kids' sports schedules. With all three kids involved in sports, there are 3 games every Saturday and I don't want to continually have to adjust my schedule around their games. Running on Sunday it is.
Sunday: Long Run
Monday: Cross and Strength (mini bootcamp)
Tuesday: Rest or Strength (depending on how I feel)
Thursday: Cycle and Strength
Friday: Run (pace/tempo)
None of the "perfect" scenarios I worked up in my head are really going to work out. Summer is a free for all since I have all 3 kids all the time. When school starts in September, Jack has school Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but can't be dropped off until 9:00 am (Body Pump starts at 8:30). So while I'd love to stick to my Monday/Wednesday Body Pump schedule, I don't see it working out. George typically works from home on Mondays so I'm hoping he can take Jack to school on Mondays. It's not always going to work out.
The only day I'm really "worried" about is Monday because I have no idea what I'm going to do for "cross". Who knows maybe they'll be some swimming up in here!
I'd also love to ride my bike, but with the kids out of school that is out of the question. I could try to take my mountain bike out on the trail with Ella and Jack in the trailer and let Nicholas ride along. Maybe Ella could ride along too. After school starts I could ride my bike on Mondays and that will make me happy.
There are a lot of other things affecting the plan as well. Like, whether or not my friends will be able to fit into my schedule. Obviously I'd love to have my friends running and biking with me. I'm a little scared of being all alone. Whoa is me, I know! I guess it will all work out.
Regardless of what happens and what adjustments will need to be made, I've made the plan and put it on paper. 24 weeks of training will start tomorrow.
If you'd like to see my specific training program you can click on THIS LINK or copy and past the link into your browser.
It's going to be a LONG, fun ride. I hope you'll join me as I Mom, Swim, Bike and RUN!!!!