Monday: Rest. (I did this today! I'm so proud of myself!)
Tuesday: Run + lower body strength training
Wednesday: Swim + upper body + core. (During the month of August I may skip the swim since the pool is closed at my gym. I can substitute a workout class instead).
Thursday: Bike + run (Brick workout with the AA triathlon club. )
Friday: Swim + upper body + core (Swim with tri club at Silver Lake at Pinckney Rec)
Saturday: Long run + lower body (Plan to get back into the habit of long runs with RF 501 downtown)
Sunday: Long bike ride (Buddies welcome on this one! (actually buddies welcome on anything...) Just let me know if you want to meet somewhere to ride.)
I color coded it so you could count the matching items more easily. You're welcome. I guess I settled on 3 runs. So much for not being "run focused". It still wins. But honestly, the running part is the hardest part to "wing" IMHO. So, now that that's settled (I'm not sure why I bother, it's not like I have ever stick to this kind of plan!), I can move on to deciding whether I'm going to do that half in September. Assuming my knee continues to cooperate (no pain today, despite the 5K yesterday!), a mileage ramp up to a half marathon September 22nd should be doable.
|Run ramp up plan.|
Pretty minimal mileage, I know, but I'm not worried; not with all the cross training and lifting I'll be doing. My main goal is to stay healthy and not be sidelined again. *Fingers crossed*.
I'm leaning toward doing something triathlon-y on August 25th at the Last Chance 2 Tri at Waterloo Rec. Possibly the Olympic Distance triathlon (pending knee feedback), the Olympic Aquabike, or another Sprint Tri.
What do you think of my plan? I like it, but I may be biased. :)