Monday, April 22, 2013

The Gift from USA

THE GIFT. Last Wednesday I received a wonderful gift from my good friend Jenny: her last novel. She is a writer, an university teacher and a triathlete. Thank you very much Jenny!
 
 
 
TRAINING. I don’t succeed in following my scheduled plan – 3 workouts in a row (swim-run-swim) and one day off – because of my hectic life and some little pains which sometimes come to remember me that I am a person with a permanent injury. Swimming is not a problem but I must be careful with running even if I am becoming slowly a little faster. Below the workouts since my last post:

QUESTION: Do you have a scheduled plan? If so, do you succeed in following it?

14 comments:

  1. I have a plan when I am training for a half marathon. Otherwise I just run several times a week. In my plan, I just worry about distance not time. My speed is coming back slowly but I may never PR. That's ok. At least we are running!

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  2. My tendinosis has really set me back. I do try to stick to a schedule, especially to fit in rest days.

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  3. I don't do very well staying on plan either. Just do what you can do. :-)

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  4. Enjoy the book. Sounds intriguing. Yes, I do have to have a plan and abide by it for me to go well. Even if I am not training I have to know what is going on. Take care.

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  5. I do have a training plan and I mostly follow it - just sometimes I run a bit longer than scheduled.

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  6. In general, I always follow a training plan...although I sometimes make minor changes, I like the structure :) Happy reading!!

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  7. As you know, I am not following any running plan at the moment, although I hope to run nice 10km races in Tuscany this year. I only try to run three times a week ... Today I didn't run because of the rainy weather.
    So glad to hear you ran 9km last week :) Be careful! You have time to reach a good running shape.


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  8. Glad the book arrived safely!

    I like training by feel. I have found I can get a bit obsessive about a marathon training schedule for instance, to the point where desire to check off workout leads me to court injury; it seems to work well for me just to write in the weekend long workouts (like, say, 18mi run, or 4hr bike - sometimes it's distance, sometimes time - triathlon plans seem to go more often on time), and trust that I will do better mid-week without the temptation to lock in on possibly excessive schedule.

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  9. I got a book from a different blogger. It is her first book. I felt very honored. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  10. What a nice gift.

    I don't do well without a schedule. But I do make adjustments to them. I schedule my workouts for the next week on Saturday. My runs are the most important. If I need an extra rest day on a run day I skip a strength or cardio workout and do the run on another day. I like my schedule but am flexible with it.

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  11. A book is always a great gift, enjoy! I have a very detailed plan and unless I'm injured or sick or something I am very good at sticking to it. I also plan very far ahead and even schedule races many years in advance.

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  12. Wow - thoughtful gift. My plan (at the moment) is fairly simple, so have no problems following it. Basically, run 8, 10 or 15k each day easy (HR 125 - 130 pace about 5:30 to 6:00), rest day when needed, no speedwork apart from a short race every now and then.

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  13. That is a very kind friend :) and a nice gift.

    I sometimes follow a schedule, but I tend to go with a general plan in my head for a race goal, and for each week, but allow it to be flexible so I can adjust for my body's needs. Sometimes that works! :)

    You are doing well!!..Even if you don't do every workout, a person has to be able to live life outside of training.

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  14. I am looking forward to the book review!
    I have a training plan but dong stick as closely to it as I once did. I do not skip workouts but some are definitely shorter lately.

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