August Training Calendar

August Training Calendar

Hey Everyone,

I know it’s a little late in the month to be showing you this, hopefully, next month I’ll be better at telling you what my training is going to consist be by posting in advance. . . .Hmm, there’s a great idea. Right after this post, I’ll just start a post for September. You are all fantastic motivators! Thank-you!

August Training
August Training Schedule

I am not the most technologically savvy person in the world, as long as the device turns on and off I will use it, but if it is broken, I am calling my husband, tech support, or anyone else to fix it. I used a combination of the Jeff Galloways Dopey Challenge Training schedule, a little bit of life thrown in, and some intentional scheduling.

 Sunday’s are my long runs, with a “super long run” every other Sunday. As you can see 08/06 and 08/20. I usually go to the treadmill, but on this day I hit the road, just like Amelia Bedilia. 

Tuesday’s are interval workouts/fartlek.

Thursday’s are hills.

Friday’s are run/walk with speed as focus. 

This might sound very boring but I am a dread mill person. It is super sad to say that I really like running on the treadmill. Because otherwise I am slow and steady the entire way, for some strange reason if I’m running on the street my pace is about 9:30-9:45 min/mile (in the beginning it was 10:15-10:30 so I HAVE gotten a little faster) pretty much the entire time. Using the treadmill seems to force me to run faster. Plus, I’m 4’9″ so I’m short as hell, I do not expect myself to have a very long stride, or go very fast. 

As a side note, because my husband is a full time student and needs to either do homework, study, or decompress from being around people (super introverted), to give him that much needed time I take the boys to swim lessons on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. While the boys are swimming I’m doing my workout. We get there between 5:00-5:15 and the kids go to the free Kids Gym where the kids do kid stuff and then when it’s time for swimming from 6:30-7:00 the kids get walked over to their lessons. 

Recently my gym added a group class called, Body Combat, that happens on Thursday nights so I might join that class (then Friday would be changed to a hill day).  Body Combat seems to be a whole body workout with some fantastic cross training. What do you think? Have you tried or heard of Body Combat? I would love to hear from you on what your experience is with the program. Or what you think about my training schedule so far. 

See you on the other side! 

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2 thoughts on “August Training Calendar

  1. I’ve never heard of body combat. Maybe it’s like kick boxing work out. I think you definitely have solid and challenging goals set for your future..I have great faith that you will exceed every one of them. Can’t wait to see you in first place for dopey challenge.

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    1. Thanks Carolynne,
      I greatly appreciate your support. It means so much to me. I’m not likely to place first because I’m as slow as a heard of turtles running through chocolate. I am going there for the chance to say, “I’ve done it! I came, I ran, I conquered” plus, 26.2 miles in 3:30 is quite a challenge. I just need a 15 minute mile.

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