New Training Plan- Weeks 1 & 2

The past two weeks I have been on a new training plan. I got a new coach who is local and got a new plan tailored to my goals of the following:

  • Build more muscle mass on my upper body.
  • Train for a triathlon which I plan to compete in June 2018
  • To compete in a body building physique competition.

These three things are the last few things I want to accomplish before I turn 40. So I met with my coach and we went through each of these goals one by one and he explained how he was going to help me reach each one.

It was a matter of days, I was sent a complete weeks worth of workouts that were challenging and tested me in every way. Monday to Friday I was either at the gym or the home gym between 4:30 and 7 in the morning training.

I know it has been only two weeks but I can tell a huge difference. The main difference is being sore. REALLY sore. I love it. I can tell my muscles are growing. My ass is more firm and for the first time I am actually focusing on my core. I can’t wait to see what I look like in a matter of 6 months.

Marathon Training Month 1

I have to say that this has been a challenge that I did not see coming. I am now a month in my training for my marathon and the only word to describe how I feel is sore. I am sore all over. My legs, back, ass, and arms are so sore. I still get out of bed every day and head to my next workout with a smile on my face and give it anywhere from 97% to 100%.

I have had a lot of people ask me about my training plan. I have not really shared what I have been up to but this is how my first month has gone.

Monday

Morning- Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)
Evening- Cross Training (30 mins)

Tuesday

Morning– Comfortable Run 3 to 5 miles

Wednesday

Morning– Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)
Evening– Cross Training (30 mins)

Thursday

Morning– Run 5 Mile Build Up

Friday

Morning– Crossfit (1 hr) & Meditation or Yoga (15 to 30 mins)
Evening- Cross Training  (30 mins)

Saturday

Long Run from 5 to 7.50 Miles

Sunday

Rest Day

This has been my schedule for this past month but in month two we are switching it up a bit. My long runs are going to average from 7.50 miles to 10 miles. I won’t have anymore build up runs. They will be strict race pace runs. I will also be having my 3 mile jogs mostly on Thursdays. I am going to attempt to burn at least 1000 calories a day as I try to lose as much weight as possible before the marathon. I am going to set a new meal plan out in the next couple of days and change some bad habits I made in month one.

I have to say that I have not missed a scheduled run or a Crossfit class. My family and friends have been so supportive and understanding during this first month. I know that as the months go on, it will get harder but I have a great support system.

Back To Training!

  Wow that was a great break! I decided to take a little break from not only running but from the blog as well. This gave me some much-needed time to catch up on some yard work, some reading( I finally finished The Girl On The Train and it was fantastic), and I also got to hang with my wife and daughter. It was a great two weeks.

No that it is over, I started getting back to work. Training for my marathon is now in full swing. I have my schedule all laid out and my runs planned. I am ready. Monday started my first day of training with my usual 6 am crossfit class. I love my crossfit family. They are so encouraging and always push me to be my best,

Today my alarm went off at 5 am and I put on my sneakers and went for a nice 3 mile jog around the neighborhood. It was great to watch the sun come up and to have my miles in before breakfast was an added bonus.

The next few weeks are going to be crazy. I am putting in 6 days of training a week and at the moment I have a burned calorie goal of 800 a day. This goal will increase every week by 25 calories. Its been a lot of measuring and planning to make this training plan work but I know I can do it if I stick with it.

Wish me luck as I become a true marathon runner!