Routine Mon-Fri

Training for an IronMan 70.3, working 9-5, and reading 6 books a week is time-consuming. This is where the Power of routine really helps.

PLAN: My Routine | Creating your own

My Routine

5:30am
MON, WED & FRI
I wake up at 5:30am, get changed into my running gear, drink a glass of water and make the bed.

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6:00am
MON, WED & FRI
An easy 5k to start the day, looking at a 8:30-8:45 minute mile pace. I then make my breakfast smoothie & put it in the fridge.

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7:00am
MON, WED & FRI
Time to jump in the pool for a one mile swim.Front crawl no rest time.

TUE & THU
Time to wake up and stretch

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8:00am
MON-FRI
Get ready as quickly as possible. Shower, dry my hair, put the laundry in, get changed, make a coffee to go, grab my lunch and work bags, jump in the car.

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9am-5pm
MON-FRI
Work time, and I always listen to an audio book in the car.

The evening is not as uniform as the morning so here it is day by day:

MON PM
Pilates, reading & meditation

TUE PM
Spin & pilates

WED PM
Weight training & meditation

THU PM
Cycle training, yoga & sometimes gymnastics

FRI PM
Weight training, yoga & reading (a lot of reading)

CREATING YOUR OWN ROUTINE

  1. It has to be realistic, if your not a morning person maybe think twice before deciding 5:00am is your time to wake up, because unless you are determined and ready to change ‘cold turkey’, you will sleep in and feel guilty about it all day.
  2. Write down all the things you want to add in, Training sessions?, Piano lessons? Homework time? Meditation? You name it and make time for it.
  3. Be flexible, I have not ever executed my week 100% correctly and I am not sure if I ever will but I achieve around 90% and I am happy with this. I usually have to move a training session into Tue or Thu sleep in as I didn’t get home from work early enough or was too tired the night before.
  4. Accountability, a tick chart, instagram story, or entry to your diary. Any way you can make a note of what it is you are doing so you can make yourself accountable for the days you missed and the ones you didn’t.

And the tip I always say and will never stop saying is …

5. Book an event! Nothing motivates working out like a looming race day deadline.

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