Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lack of Structure

Since my triathlon, my training has been all over the place.  Here is a list of things that have counted as workouts during the last 3 weeks.

-Dodge Ball
-Solo Runs
-Wiffle Ball
-5k race
-Boot Camp
-Social Run

It's been fun doing different activities each night, but it feels very unstructured.  I have mentioned before that I am a type A personality.  I love schedules, lists, and goals.  Not knowing my workout schedule for each week has been a little weird.

My initial thought was that after my tri, I would take 2 weeks off and then begin training for a fall half marathon.  Things changed because my company is competing in an event called Corporate Challenge.  Companies from all over DFW register to do events in a 2 month long Olympic style event.  Events range from Soccer to Kickball to Bass Fishing.  Since I am athletic and competitive, I have been taking part in a number of events.  There are gender requirements for most events, so the guys can't bring home all the gold by themselves.  I have another post planned, so I won't go into too much detail about Corporate Challenge right now.

Besides Corporate Challenge, I've been keeping up my running, but I've kept my distances short.  I want to start adding long runs back to my weekends.  That leads to my dilemma.  I have not registered for any future races.  I have one friend trying to convince me to do another sprint tri, but I think what I really want to do is fit in a second half marathon for 2013.  I plan on taking some time this weekend to research my race options, commit to a goal, and start putting together a training schedule.

What about you?  Do you stick to a training schedule?  What are your goals?


  1. I'm a total schedule person too! If I don't have a plan, I tend to not be motivated and find any little excuse not to workout. A plan and a goal keep me going for sure! As for a future half, do Dallas! And you might be able to run through TeamVW (Volkswagen) if you go to their facebook page, like them, and tweet something... I got a free entry into the Dallas Marathon this year through TeamVW... check it out:

    1. I've been looking at Dallas. I'm 80% sure I'm going to sign up for that half. Thanks for the tip about TeamVW.