Last updated on June 29th, 2016 at 12:35 am
I often talk about my lunchtime workouts. Using my lunch time hour for training 3 times a week is my strategy to fit in all the workouts I need. In fact, it was part of my half marathon training strategy. I included one night of swimming and at least one long run on weekends and the rest of my training was exclusively done at lunch time.
Now that I’m training for my first triathlon, I’m still using my lunch hour for training, plus adding my Monday night tri clinic, one week night swim, and my brick workouts on the weekend.
Although a training at lunchtime is a great strategy, there are definitely negatives to training at lunchtime.
Pros of training at lunch:
- It’s a full guiltless hour that I have to spend on myself (and if you are a parent, you totally understand this statement)
- I can take full advantage of easy access to a track and a multi use recreational trail
- I’m more productive at work
- I no longer suffer from the 3 O’clock zees.
- My evenings are free to spend with my family (and blogging)
Cons of training at lunch:
- I get sweaty and gross. Luckily I have access to a shower.
- I don’t always have time to redo my hair and make-up.
- I only really get 30 minutes to workout once you factor in travel/changing time.
- I have to remember to bring my workout gear.
- There is always the opportunity that coworkers will see me in my workout gear!
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Here is what I did last week:
- Monday: 3.5 km run at lunch and 1 hour biking in the evening
- Tuesday: rest
- Wednesday: 30 min bike followed by a 1 km run
- Thursday: rest
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: rest
- Sunday:10 km bike/5 km run
This week I’m hoping to do the following:
- Monday: 1 hour run
- Tuesday: 1000m swimming
- Wednesday: 30 min bike
- Thursday: 5 km run
- Friday: rest
- Saturday: rest
- Sunday: Brick workout
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- If so, what’s your favorite workout to do at lunch?
- If not, when’s your best time to workout?
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