Originally Posted by Ilene
My exercise goals for the year are:
-- run every second day
-- weight train 4-5 times/week
-- swim at least 2 times/week...
Those were my goals last November. Pretty ambitious. I weight train pretty heavy, and I couldn't keep it up! So I prioritized, pretty much in the order you have there. I ended up running 3 or 4 times a week and weight training 3 or 4 times a week. Swimming fell aside. But I plan to add a "lap fitness" class starting next week.
I am continuing my current weight training program until at least April. My goals are to do chin-ups, then pull-ups, and to deadlift and squat my bodyweight. I'm not experienced enough to predict when that will happen. I'm close on the deads, but I'm working on form for my squats. When my running training gets longer, I'll drop back to a maintenance lifting plan for the summer.
I've been working to keep a 15-20 MPH running base through the winter. Some weeks I make it, some weeks I don't
I'll start speed work again in February, and train for a 25K in May. Then I'll pick my summer races. There are many 5 and 10Ks around here. There is a nice 10 miler. There is also a short triathlon I can try. And I could do a marathon or a half marathon next fall. If I choose and complete enough races, then I will maintain a healthy weight and level of fitness in 2007.