Updated Workout Plan
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Monday night I got my updated training plan from my trainer - i asked, he delivered. This is going to whup my behind! Time to get fit again, no more "working up to it" now.
The plan basically breaks down to this, and most workouts are about 2 hours including stretching at the end:
Weeks 1 and 3:
-M/W/F 30 min cardio followed by ST split
-T/R Muscle endurance session
Weeks 2 and 4:
M/W/F CrossFit inspired ST
T/R CrossFit inspired cardio
Week 5 (a lower intensity week where workouts are shorter and lighter):
1-2 long cardio endurance sessions
3-4 shorter versions of the other workouts
I will rotate this until it starts becoming easy, but pretty sure this will keep me busy for several months at least!
It was amusing that my trainer mentioned that putting this together for me has inspired him to up his training regime as well :D
The first couple days of this are definitely proving to be pretty intense. Using my heart rate monitor and the app that goes with it, I am also able to more accurately track my actual calorie burn instead of guessing or relying on machines or the database. Hoping that gathering more of this data will also help me notice any trends (good or bad) and tailor my training so I can gain the most benefit for my racing, which is where the rubber meets the road (literally and figuratively!).
On another note, I keep seeing more (albeit slow - very, very slow) progress in my ankle. A bit more ROM, a bit more flexibility, and a bit stronger. Patience is really going to be key here, not something I'm particularly good at!