Sunday, January 23, 2011

Master Schedule

Seeking balance always means I am a slave to a master schedule for both my professional and personal life.  As I mentioned in my last post, I currently have the challenge of triathlon training and the Rock Body Challenge (RBC) right on top of each other as I strive towards this goal of getting in the best shape of my life.

For the triathlon training, Team in Training (TNT) holds a team run Tuesday nights at Washington Park at 5:45 PM, a group swim workout Wednesday nights at 8 PM, and a group workout on Saturday mornings, time and activity to be determined although we try to incorporate the third sport of the bike when we can.  In addition my TNT coaches suggest Mondays and Wednesdays for weight training days (which I am replacing with workouts at The Rock).  Finally each week another run and swim workout on your own should be scheduled (try to run and swim twice a week).  For the swim workout I try to leverage the local Masters team, which swims at 5:30 AM Monday-Friday (haven’t made any of those workouts this year yet), Saturdays at 7:30 AM and Sundays at 9 AM (my most likely target).

For the RBC, there are fitness classes (think P90X like), Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 6 AM, kickboxing Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:45 PM and a more challenging fitness class Saturdays at 9:15 AM.  The RBC also has special challenges scheduled during its 10-week program that I will have to work in.  So putting this all together here is what the master workout schedule looks like:

Notice Thursday is left blank which is my make-up day if I miss a workout or is an important day of rest, which I will write about in a later post.  On Mondays and Wednesdays I choose between The Rock fitness class and the kickboxing, while on Saturdays I have the options of Masters swimming, the Rock fitness class and the TNT Group Workout.  Several days have the potential to be what football players call two-a-days where I will work out twice (always Wednesdays while Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all are possibilities).  Having worked with this schedule now for a few weeks I know I won’t make all of the workouts planned, but it has been fairly easy to meet my goal of 4-6 workouts a week with all of these options.

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