January-May 2010

Below is a guideline for my weekly gym schedule. I typically take two rest days. One is always on Sunday. The other depends on my schedule. Some weeks, it’s on Saturday because I’m traveling. Other times it might be during the week because I have evening commitments. In May, just after my 34th birthday, I will modify my workouts because I will start training for a sprint triathalon–see below for what that entails & what my training plan will be.


  • 60-minute Total Body Conditioning (TBC) class
  • 30-45 minutes of cardio: elliptical, walk/jog intervals or spin class: This depends on how intense TBC is. Sometimes we work the legs heavily and spend half the class doing lunges and squats, which leave my lower body barely able to manage the elliptical afterwards. Othertimes, we focus more on core or upperbody, which leaves me ready to work my legs in spin class or running.


  • 30 minute run/walk intervals
  • 15 minute walk


  • 45 minute spin class followed by 15 minute abs class
  • 30 minute strength-training routine


  • 45-minute spin class


  • 30 minute run/walk intervals
  • 15 minute walk
  • 30 minute strength training routine or yoga


  • 60 minute spin class


  • Rest Day/Leisurely Walk


May-July 2010

It’s official! I’m training for a sprint triathalon–a 740 meter (<1/2 mile) swim, 20k (12.4 mile) bike ride, 5k (3.1 mile) run. Click on the link to see a PDF of my 8-week training schedule.

Triathalon Training



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  3. Awesome workout regimen. I’ve been doing two-a-days to get myself back into shape. it’s a lot of work but man is it worth it. I read that you do spinning. How does that work for you? I would love to take a spinning class. I heard it’s pretty intense.

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