I have finally settled on a training plan I am happy with! For weeks, I have been trying to find a plan that fit all my needs.
- Short, easy workouts on Mondays
- Rest day on Wednesdays
- Long runs on Fridays
I couldn’t find a plan on the internet that met all my needs and felt right to me so I sat down and put several plans together until I came up with this one. (PPR = Peddle Paddle Run)
And it just works! There are some workouts on here that I just know aren’t going to happen due to my schedule (some rugby games and weekends away) but it is a really good schedule to work from. The funny thing is that I plugged it into my calendar, where I had already added Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 program, and it was almost exactly the same except for the distance of the long runs. Ha! And I made this completely without looking at it. I guess I’m just so used to following his training plans…
So this schedule makes me happy and I hope that the the workouts work well with my school schedule. Now, it is just a matter of actually following the schedule. I have been struggling with getting off my butt lately. I wouldn’t call it a struggle with motivation. It is more of a struggle of just doing the workouts. It isn’t that I don’t want to do them. I either forgot or don’t make the time/priority. To help this issue, I did some things:
- Added my workouts to my Google Calendar (which displays on my cell phone and tablet!)
- Added my workouts to my school organizer.
- Made a printable calendar to hang in a prominent place in my house. (Yet to be printed and hung).
Hopefully these tactics will help me to remember and to make more time. Just have to keep my eye on the prize!
How do you find training plans or workout schedules for yourself? Do you consultant a trainer? The internet? Do it yourself?
I am not a trained running/fitness professional in any way so use my plans at your own risk. I only post them for my own personal documentation. There are a lot of great trainers and coaches out there to make you a training plan of your own!