The 3 things that I learnt this week in training that will help you…
What they’re really saying is that they don’t know how to plan their week.
I’m guessing that some people want to use the lack of planning as an excuse for not exercising.
(Quick test: if you haven’t planned your exercise this year, this week or this month you probably aren’t at your fitness goal?)
As someone who is off to run the New York Marathon this year planning is the key to my training success & as I plan to share my training with you each week… I want to weigh in and share 3 of my training secrets for the week.
1. Plan your exercise for the week on Sunday. By putting 30 minutes aside on the weekend it means that you can schedule all of your training sessions for the upcoming week. This way you start the week with a plan & then you are far more likely to stick to it. I also find that it is great to start the week by fitting in 30 minutes of exercise on a Monday morning… remember the saying start the way you intend to carry on.
2. Plan your day off. It is really important that we build in recovery to our training schedule so make sure that you plan your day off & give yourself something to look forward to. I love to have Friday as my day off before I go into my longer training runs for the weekend. It feels great to get up on Friday morning & focus on some of my other goals instead.
This worked a treat for my longer training session this week – I was bursting with energy & knew that the recovery had really paid off.
3. Plan the time of your activity . Try and have a set time to do your exercise each day to stop you from procrastinating. It is really helpful to have a friend to meet up with at a set time. Do you really think I would have gone out in that weather yesterday if I didn’t have some other nutters to join me! The one blessing was the puff up the backside right at the end of the run that literally helped to blow us over the finish line.
I trust this has given you some ideas on how you can plan your week! Have fun coming up with the strategies that work for you.