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I'm thinking of ditching the weekly plan.

Realfoodieclub profile image

There is so much I'm trying to do with my body at the moment that I'm finding fitting it into a weekly schedule just doesn't work. So I'm thinking of rotating my different exercises over say about 10 days. I have some tweaking to do but it's looking a bit like this.


1 )run 5km/7km

2 )full weight session with stretching and abs

3 )speed walk 5km or long up to 15km

4 )1km swim

5 )day off

6 )Nordic walk 5km

7 )mixed up out door 3km speed run 3km speed walk, hills and out door resistant bands, stretch

8 )swim 1km

9 )day off

10 ) 5km slow walk.

It's a complete mixture of cardio, strength and stretch. I'm trained up to my next three events distance wise now so it's a case of building on stamina and strength.

Do you think it's ok to shake things up this much?

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misswobble profile image

You'll soon know as it doesn't take long for your body to decide what's right for you. See how it goes and then you can adapt things if you get over-tired. Good luck with it. It's good to have a plan!

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RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to misswobble

Thank you, I want to do all these things but would have to double up on days if I were to fit it in a week so this way I'm more likely to be able to cope.

ju-ju- profile image

What a great idea and there is so much variety too. You could write each activity down, fold it up and put it in a bag, then pull out one each day... for a bit of fun!!!

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RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

Sounds good I'm in a rebellious phase at the moment. I have decided the my fitness has to be the fun part of my life and I need to be relaxed about it. I will lose this belly fat as requested though. 😃.

Ps love the new photo.

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GoogleMeGraduate10 in reply to ju-ju-

I like that 'pulling it out of a bag' idea (although perhaps it would need tweaking so you don't have a run on consecutive days?). What your plan says to me RFC is that possibly you want to have this much variety and freedom but you want a framework to be sure you'll do enough?

You could experiment with two activities in a day sometimes - it can be really interesting.

nhs2015 profile image

My, you are fit. I couldn't do this. I am envious 🙃

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RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to nhs2015

I still dont see myself as a fit yet!. Thank you.

Gosh, RFC that looks so impressive... do you do the weight session at a gym? Or do you have your own weights.

I was thinking of doing yoga or similar (pilates?) I am very inflexible. I did order a book from Amazon called 'Yoga for Runners' but its not arrived yet...

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RealfoodieclubGraduate10 in reply to shinyhappy123

I prefer going to the gym but I can't always find time. I have some weights and an exercise ball that I use at home It takes some balancing to do the chest stuff but it all helps the core. I'm not subtle at all it's something I really have to do some work on. I'd be interested to know how you get on with yoga for runners.

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GoogleMeGraduate10 in reply to shinyhappy123

I am a big fan of Ekhart Yoga. You can find short versions of their stuff free on YouTube, including yoga for runners and their website is lovely too (there's a subscription to access most videos and then a linked app)

I have a pathological dislike of stretching around my run session (for some good reasons and some not very good ones) but I do 10 minutes every morning and an Ekhart class at other times.

misswobble profile image

You can do this stuff NHS. You just make a start! We can all do that. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve but you have to take those first steps. Same as with anything else.

I exercise at home with fitness DVD's. It's fun!

runswithdogs profile image

I think it's a good idea to try RFC. The variety will keep things interesting and hopefully will prevent overuse injuries.

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