Back to the Grind: My Training Schedule Post-Chess

Now that Chess is over and done, and I don’t see myself auditioning for another show until January, it’s time to get serious about my training schedule once again. I haven’t done much other than running in MONTHS, so I’m excited to hopefully add in some Body Pump and yoga or cycling/spin for cross-training. I have the Wine and Dine half marathon on November 7, but I’m still also considering running a PR attempt half marathon on November 1. If I’m going to do that, I need to a) stick to my training plan as far as running goes, and b) get serious about cross-training and recovery stuff for injury prevention.

Unfortunately, things are a bit complicated by the fact that Ben is now back at work (I’m not complaining), which means that we are sharing a single car. Unfortunately, the gym is not as close or convenient as it was when we were living with his parents in Underhill. This means that I have to make a conscious decision to go to the gym on certain days and times, and coordinate schedules with Ben so that we both have the car when we need it.

With that in mind, here is my tentative schedule for the coming months:

  • Monday: Body Pump or other cross training (elliptical, spin etc)
  • Tuesday: Short, easy run
  • Wednesday: Medium distance morning run or runch; evening Tap Class
  • Thursday: Alternate run club speed workouts with Sh’Bam (dance-y cardio class–read my review here)
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: Run club/long run
  • Sunday: Rest/Yoga

Obviously, things will change depending on the week and what’s going on, but this is the loose version of what I hope to accomplish. Saturdays I will alternate between running a shorter run with run club and tacking on extra mileage to accomplish my long run mileage, and running my long run solo. I love meeting up with run club, but splitting up my long runs too often would make me nervous about running the actual distances under race conditions.

You’ll notice I’m doing two dance type classes this fall–tap, and Sh’Bam. I’m gearing up to audition for the title role in Mary Poppins this spring (!!!), so I’m trying to brush up on all of my skills. I’ll be getting my dance on at least once a week, and I’ll also be doing bi-weekly voice lessons. I was hoping to fit in an acting class too, but my budget just wouldn’t allow for it. Maybe in the spring.

I’ve also got yoga actually on the schedule. I’m excited because I’ve found a new studio near me that is 100% non-profit and donation based. That means you pay what you feel you can afford for each class (suggested donation is $10). Or, you can pay $45 per month for unlimited classes, which is RIDICULOUSLY cheap. I’m gonna try to check them out some time in the next few weeks, and if I like what I see, I’ll definitely be buying the unlimited pass. ALLTHEYOGA!

When is the last time you took a yoga class?

Are you training for a big race right now?

4 thoughts on “Back to the Grind: My Training Schedule Post-Chess

  1. txa1265 says:

    I have never taken yoga – but would like to! Now that Lisa is on a more regular schedule and our older son is at college and younger son just started senior year in HS … hopefully we can actually get some classes at a local studio (we have the pamphlet on the bulletin board in the pantry 😉

    As for races … I have the wonderful fortune that every single race of interest to me this year coincides with *something* that I won’t/can’t miss. The only possibilities are a holiday 5k in December and a half-marathon in November that hasn’t announced the date yet (weird?). Oh well, that never matters to me … I just plug away ~60+ miles / week for fun 🙂

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    That sounds like a great schedule–and I love that you are going to to work in your dancing 😀 That will help so much with your performances as well as give you something to look forward to.
    I myself am training for a big race, but otherwise, I don’t race much, or they are ones that I win my way into. It seems that every time that I plan out a race I get hurt, lol. So I save my money!

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