You'd think my personal training motivation would still be high at this point and in fact I'm happy to report it is. I've been finding it relatively easy to commit to the training routine and haven't missed a single workout. My nutrition has been on point and progress has been noticeable.
All that good news though doesn't mean I'm going to carry on as planned. I've felt the need to look at my plan and make a few changes going forward. You can find the old plan here, but the general changes are:
- I've added some distance to my easy runs, particularly on Wednesdays. I don't think I'm doing enough easy mileage and my body is feeling good so I gave myself the option to run longer at a very easy pace.
- I've increased my swimming by one day per week adding a day on Friday. I really feel swimming benefits me both for recovery and aerobic fitness with zero impact so I added a day. I also think that having it the day before my long run will be a nice way to enter my weekend feeling relaxed. On Friday's I plan on a 30 minute easy swim. On Monday's I've written in some distance goals that are very modest but I think will give me the added confidence to tackle a triathlon this summer after my marathon.
- I've increased the time on the treadmill or indoor bike on Mondays growing progressively by a modest 15 minutes per month. The increased lower impact workout should be easy to handle and I think it makes me feel good.