Quick update on training! I’m finally settling into a training schedule. It’s a little strange to plan my own workouts since I’ve been given sets, intervals, and exercises my entire life. Luckily, I have some old teammates to keep me in line–Thank you Noelle, Angela, and Becky! We try to push each other, encourage each other, and keep each other accountable. Also a huge thanks to Duke Diaz, who directs and manages operations at Payne Whitney Gym. After I told him about training for Bike and Build, he has given me permission to do spin workouts with a couple of classes every week.
Here’s what my weekly training schedule looks like right now:
Monday: 1-2 hrs cardio
Tuesday: Morning workout with Noelle, 90 mins with the Cycling Team (that’s right, I just joined the team!)
Wednesday: 1-2 hrs cardio, weights with Angela and Becks
Thursday: 90 mins with Cycling Team
Friday: 1 hour spin, afternoon run and yoga
Saturday: run as much as I can (meaning 1 mile), yoga (attempt headstand, usually fail, but at least I have fresh bruises to show off)
Sunday: 1 hour spin
I figured that if I could swim 5 miles every day for years and years, I should at least be able to run that distance every week. I was wrong. Running is hard. Let me know if y’all have training tips (especially in the running realm). Much appreciated!
Oh, and I’m still getting in the pool a couple of times each week to give swim lessons in exchange for Bike and Build donations! Thanks to everyone who has donated already 🙂 Please don’t hesitate to make another contribution to affordable housing. This is a systemic issue that demands our attention.
Have a great week, and happy training!