Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The End of an Era


It is the end of my need for pretty, colourful training schedules in Excel now. I had a really nice one that mapped out my training for the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge. I had my entire year mapped out in Excel, telling me what I would be running, any cross training activities that I had signed up for, and of course where holidays and trips fell on the calendar. Planning ahead for the year kind of suits my type A personality I guess! My program from my coach started up yesterday, and it included an easy 5 km run and a 30 minute strength workout. I hit the pathways downtown over lunch for my run. Summer has returned this week and it was really warm out. The run felt good, and while I didn't break any speed records like last week, I felt like I was going at a pretty good clip the entire time. I've noticed some definite improvements to my pace on all my runs now since the Quebec marathon. I was wearing my Strathmore Tri race shirt and wound up talking to a lady as we were walking back to our office building who had done the race as well. Triathletes seem to pop up everywhere now it seems! I did the strength workout once I got home from work. It was pretty basic with step ups, lunges, squats, tricep dips, pushups and core. I then whipped up a quick dinner (grilled turkey and cranberry sausages and a spinach salad with loads of veggies thrown in), then crawled in to bed to watch Project Runway and Wipeout before falling asleep for seven quality hours of shut eye. A definite improvement over the night before!

8 comments:

Sonia said...

hahaha I had one of those excel files for my training program too. It didn't have pretty colors like yours tough!

Angry Runner said...

coughcoughdeadlifts!coughcough...

Tea said...

nice workout, nice dinner, nice evening. Sounds nice!

Downhillnut said...

Gotta love those turkey cranberry sausages - they're a favourite around here.

You could still do up a pretty calendary thing, just plunk your coach's stuff into it if you miss it :)

Downhillnut said...

Oh yeah, and triathletes are EVERYWHERE. One of my bosses is one, I sat by two at the orienteering brunch last weekend.. Two of my running buddies from the Tech Shop group runs, a couple of the Roadrunners boardmembers, EVERYWHERE I tell you.

Amanda said...

wow people say i'm a planner but that is amazing!! Now I want to go create a spreadsheet of some sort for my running!

RoadBunner said...

I use an excel spreadsheet for my running log/training plans. I would be sad to see it go.

Rainmaker said...

Ha! Awesome, and here I thought I was the only one who created completely whacky colorful Excel training schedules.