To train for this adventure, my hope is to build my endurance as if I was preparing to run a half marathon, build my overall body strength with some weight lifting, and practice some circuit workouts (running mixed with exercises). I'm pretty confident that I could complete this thing with minimal training, but I'd like to do better than that. So I got to thinking that I was the fastest I've been in recent years when I trained for a triathlon in 2010, so why not mix in some cross training for cardio variety and softer impact, too?
This seems like a decent idea for the hubby, as well, since he is recovering from some back issues and is not allowed to do high impact exercises like running or biking for a while. As I put together a training plan, I'm trying to modify his workouts to include more walking and swimming activities...at least for a few more weeks.
I don't know how this plan will work to prepare us for the Tough Mudder, but hopefully it will at least be fun and help us get leaner and healthier.
A few things I've noticed as I've started training:
- I'm starting to like weight lifting more. I want to get a little bit buff and lean up those squishy areas!
- I swam last night for the first time since my tri in 2010. What a lung workout!
- Aside from swimming and lifting, I would rather do everything else outside. I cannot wait for the weather to improve so running and biking outside are more enjoyable! We had two beautiful "Spring-is-coming" days last week, and it was heavenly!
- I've never created a training plan for the hubby before, but he asked me to put something together that takes his back into account. Now, how do I motivate him to follow the plan?!