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Moose Mug. Planning for the week.

Posted Mar 03 2013 5:27pm

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I can't believe it is really March, the weather is feeling like winter still but the sun was out today and in one week it is daylight savings (so exciting).  

Each Sunday I post my workout plan for the week for a couple of reasons.  It helps me have a schedule, a plan to look forward to and to make sure that my workouts are varied.  I like to ensure that I am getting adequate cardio, strength, balance, and flexibility training.  I hope that it inspires others to create a plan for themselves. Having a plan can be very motivating.  I love to look at the week, especially when I am running a lot and see that the day after a long run I have scheduled a good Pilates session to balance out the intense stress of running on the body.  

Here are some notes on planning weekly workout (what factors go into it)
1) Do I have access to a car that day?
2) Does the class I want to take fit into my schedule?
3) What does my work schedule look like, hours, classes being taught?
4) Weather.
5) Rest/recovery necessary between certain workouts.
6) Time.

Looking forward at the upcoming week I will be traveling and my workouts will be different from the usual.  Before traveling I always look at the hotels website to check out the amenities; is there a fitness center, do they have offer classes, what equipment do they have?  If there is not a fitness center at your hotel or you are staying with friends you can ask your local gym if they have a buddy system with any gyms where you are going, sometimes you can use your membership at other gyms for free or at a discounted rate.  Look into the gyms surrounding the area where you are and call ahead to see what their daily or weekly guest pass fees are.  If none of the above options are available you can always bring a dvd, print off an online workout (like this one  or this one ). And, always check the weather before you go, so you can take your workout outside and be prepared.  The great website mapmyrun  allows you to type in the address of where you are going and you can look at paths in that area that other runners/walkers have posted with descriptions of the terrain and quality of the paths.  So, with all of that in mind here is my workout plan for the upcoming week
Sunday: OFF
Monday: Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Tuesday: Strength and Cardio workout and Hot Vinyasa Yoga
Wednesday: 30 min bike and 30 min Swim
Thursday: 60 min walk 
Friday: 60 minute walk and Pilates
Saturday: Strength and Cardio
Sunday: OFF
Monday: Pilates and 60 min walk

What factors go in to planning your weekly workouts?

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