Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to a great weekend, hopefully you are too!! Here in Mississippi, the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up and I’m getting myself outside for some great runs. I will admit though, it’s not exactly easy right now. Over the past few months, I’ve barely worked out…. ever since the worst race of my life, I’ve been completely unmotivated. Luckily, as a vegetarian, I eat pretty healthy, so I haven’t gained a ton of weight, I’ve been pretty steady, but I’m ready to get my butt in gear and lose some of this extra weight I don’t want.
I personally prefer a good run outdoors. This is why I’m so excited it’s finally warming up enough to thoroughly enjoy an outdoor run! I thought it would be the PERFECT time to share with y’all a few training plans in case you’re looking to do a race in the coming weeks. Hopefully this will inspire some of you who have been afraid to get out there run to just do it! For others of you who have been there and done that, maybe you’re looking to amp up your next race to a half-marathon or full-marathon. Or….. maybe you’re like me and want to get way out of your comfort zone and do a triathlon! *kudos to you, by the way!*
When it comes to a good training plan, I look for a few different things:
– Easy to read. Maybe that’s lame, but I like to look at an appealing schedule. Not one that is difficult to understand, looks crowded and junky, and doesn’t get me excited about the program.
– Lots of cross-training. I don’t believe you can successfully train for a good race without a decent amount of cross-training involved. You need to build up your strength to improve!
– The source. It depends on who the source is as to whether or not I’ll use the plan.
I found a good plan for each type of race below, so you don’t have to go searching for your own. Maybe all it’ll take is me just mentioning it to you to realize that yes… you should grab one of these training plans to get started on that workout routine for the summer!
Triathlon Training Plan*
*Not a big fan of how this training plan is displayed because it doesn’t have lines dividing the sections, but I think this would have been a great training plan for my beginning tri that I did last year.
Happy Training friends!! Hopefully your weather is beginning to cooperate as well!! I’m off to Starkville this weekend, lots of relaxing and great friends in store for me! They have Relay for Life this weekend too, so I’ll more than likely be out there for that!