There are so many athletic events I’d like to participate in this year, like a few swim meets and open water swims, 15K or half marathon trail races, and I have my eye on two sprint triathlons AND maybe an Olympic triathlon at the end of the summer.
Although most of these events aren’t until late spring or summer, I need to start training now. I put together a tentative training schedule (pictured below), which I keep posted on the bulletin board near my computer.
So at least I have a template to work with, and I’ll make adjustments as I go based on how my body feels and my work schedule.
Although I’m attempting to be a multi-sport athlete, I still call myself a swimmer, so swimming and weight workouts will be my priority. I’d love to have the time and energy and motivation to swim five times a week, but I don’t because I don’t want my workouts to get stale and I don’t want to risk a shoulder injury, which I had as a teenager.
What does your training schedule look like this year? What do you do if you have to miss a workout?