Training for marathons and triathlons during peak weeks is hard, especially when you work full time. Currently, I am on the calm side of training, big races for 2018 are done and the focus now is maintaining and building a good base before starting up the training again in October for what 2019 holds!
To link with this, I have started a new job – a new job is always hard going, and thankfully I started this after peak training was done! The learning of new products, learning new faces and being involved in a new corporation is hard going and should never be underestimated. I started my new job 6 weeks ago, and I love it! But I have struggled to maintain my general training routines because of fatigue. And you know what? It’s ok. Sometimes you need to listen to your body. Refresh, re-energise and refuel.
Here is a day in my current lifestyle where I have managed to get in training!
A day in the life of Marathon Runner & Full Time Buyer
530am – let the cat out
615am – first alarm goes off
620am – second alarm goes off
630am – third and final alarm…. I either get up and run now or it doesn’t happen today, the sunshine outside makes it difficult to not get up!
645am – start my Garmin, 40mins intervals here I come before breakfast!!
735am – shower
750am – green smooth and chat with husband (since I won’t see him for dinner)
830am – leave for work
850am – load up the laptop
10am – morning production meeting
1pm – management presentation
130pm – lunchtime!
140pm – email coach back to explain why I haven’t swum or biked as I was planned too over the last week!
3pm – presentation to the leadership team
530pm – leave office to go for work dinner
6pm – call the husband to discuss the new carpets we are getting in the new house and all other uninteresting things that need to get done before we can move in!
7pm – socialising and eating with work
1130pm – finally in bed
Yes, I forced. myself to get up the next morning for a quick run!
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