If you’re new here, #MotivateME Monday is a weekly link-up co-hosted by myself and Running Rachel for accountability and encouragement. It’s a place for us to share goals, plans, successes and have each other to pick us up to keep moving forward.
Happy Easter & Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I’m typing this up on my iPad on our 6 hour drive home from my in-laws house in Ottawa.
During Thursday’s run I tried out the new Reebok Pump shoes – they’re cute but overall I’m not impressed. They aren’t the least bit supportive, even with my orthotics in them. I’ll just be wearing these with Yoga pants around the house on weekends. My Mizuno Wave Riders are still my favourite shoes for running.
This week I’ll be “Springing” into action. I need to reign in my eating & start food logging again. It is honestly the only thing that works for me – I love food and I’ve eaten WAY too much of it lately – despite my training my weight is increasing and I want to get back to where I was after last fall’s marathon. I’m eating pretty much too much of everything: both healthy food and junk food. I basically use my training as a free pass to eat when I’m bored, and I’ve put on close to 7lbs over the past 4-5 months which isn’t a lot, but enough to slow me down and make keeping up with my running buddies a challenge. I really can’t continue to let my weight gain continue. This all of course could be remorse from the Easter chocolate I ate this weekend (have I mentioned that I LOVE chocolate?!?).
Anyways, I’m going back to using MyFitnessPal again starting today. I’m telling you because when I sharing a plan here I’m more likely to make it happen. Also I want to be transparent and disclose everything. I’m not perfect and I struggle to make good choices and to maintain my weight too. Ideally I’d like to either lose 1/2 a pound a week which means I should be down 6lbs by Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, or at the very least not be any heavier than I am today.
Notice how my weight drastically started increasing at Christmas?
Now that I have that confession out and in the open, I want to share this week’s training plan. I’ve got 12 weeks to get 1/2 Ironman ready while maintaining my run endurance for the Mississauga 1/2 marathon in 4 weeks from now. My legs can do the run, but that’s not good enough if my swimming and cycling isn’t efficient. I need to practice and build up my endurance in the other two sports too.
Here’s my plan:
Monday: Swim 1000m before work, kettlebells after work
Tuesday: Speedwork with my running buddies: 3×1 mile repeats with 0.5 mile recovery jogs, Spinning at lunch
Wednesday: Swim 1000m before work, kettlebells after work
Thursday: 8k easy recover jog, spinning at lunch
Saturday: 15k long run
Sunday: 90 min ride, followed by a 3k run (first brick of this training cycle)
So that’s my weekend and week in a nutshell.
What’s new with you? How was your Easter? What’s on your training plan?
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