Oh hey there! I'm coming off of my first couple of full weeks of hard x core Ironman training, and I am excited to report that I am, in fact, still kickin'. I haven't physically imploded or lost my job yet, nor have I gotten a stress fracture or been diagnosed with that scary disease that comes from muscle overuse. At different times in the past two weeks I have been worried that I have at least one of the following:
So IIIIIII don't know. Time will tell. I am doing my best to keep organized though!
I made that planner from a medium Moleskine graph notebook and a little inspiration from a Runner's World article from a recent issue. I needed somewhere I can lay out my workouts and my social commitments to make sure I'm scheduling everything correctly, and I also really like having my schedule laid out in front of me instead of on my tiny iPhone. I also have another planner I made on a large Moleskine dotted notebook that lays out my entire months instead of weeks.
Another issue I was running into in marathon training was running out of training fuel and then panicking mid week. I use a lot of the Klean Athlete products and they're usually only available on their website, so they take a couple of days to get to you (Amazon prime has spoiled me.) I try to write out the number of minutes I'm doing each discipline and the amount of fuel that will require that week, like this:
I try to do all that math before every training week, we'll see how long I can keep that up. The last thing I do in that notebook is write out all my swim workouts ahead of time. For the run and bike workouts, I'll just summarize them in the notebook and then look them up on the Endurance Nation mobile website before I head out or onto the trainer. You can't bring your phone with you to a pool, so I go old school:
Crafting and triathlon: some of my favorite things! You have no idea how immensely happy this journal has made me.
Where I'm NOT organized...
Keeping nutrition in stock has been hard for me! Even with my recurring subscriptions I SITLL always seem to be running out of something and frantically running to Whole Foods to find a similar replacement for shot bloks/protein powder, graham crackers, etc. I'd buy a whole case of each products but nowhere to store in such a tiny apartment. Work in progress!
I'd love to hear how other people stay organized with their training, work, and social lives! Lots of travel for weddings and races coming up. This summer definitely won't be dull. ALSO 69 DAYS TILL PLACID WHAT?!? And this pretty little workout coming up, along with wedding venue shopping, for this weekend...that's the time in minutes on the right. At least Sunday is a rest day =).