Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Training and Travel

This is a crazy time of year with work and is a true test of being able to train with a hectic schedule. As I write this, I’m on the first leg of a week long business trip.
Today I’m fling from New York to LA to catch a flight up to Monterey for the Bicycling Magazine sales meeting before the Sea Otter event weekend.
Friday, I will be flying back across the country to Boston for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon trials and Boston Marathon Expo for programs with Runner’s World and Running Times.
I’ll miss the marathon on Monday, as I will be flying to Chicago for a conference.
Returning home next Wednesday.
I spent some time on the phone with my coach last night going over my training schedule and making sure I don’t miss key workouts. Luckily, I’m accustom to traveling with my bike, so the Pinarello Paris is along for the trip and will allow me to keep right on schedule. Here is a look at my workout schedule for the trip and thoughts on how I’m going to fit it all in:
I got my run workout in this morning before heading to the airport. Tomorrow I have an hour and a half bike session on the schedule. The Bicycling Magazine meetings are scheduled for 9am to 2pm…that’s right, it’s Bicycling Magazine and they have let time for an afternoon ride and better yet my good pal and Bicycling Associate Publisher, Joao Correia, is on the Bissell Pro Cycling Team (check out his blog so I’m sure I will get in a nice workout with only a few hard efforts. I also have a swim scheduled for tomorrow and that might be missed unless I find a pool. The pool that I found online ( is closed for renovations and the hotel does not have one.
Friday is a scheduled REST DAY and I’ll be traveling to Boston for most of the day. If there is time for a swim when I get to Boston (I know that hotel has a pool) I’ll get it in then.
Saturday calls for a bike session followed by a long 2.5hour run. My programs at the marathon expo do not start until the afternoon so I’ll have plenty of time in the morning to get some good workouts in and I’ll throw a swim in if I have yet to have the time to hit the water.
U.S. Women’s Marathon Trials are first thing Sunday morning and they should be really exciting on the 4-loop course through the city. I have a 4.5 hour bike workout scheduled followed by a little brick run. After the trials, I’ll b spending my afternoon laying down the miles and pounding the pavement before the Runner’s World party that night.
Monday is a morning flight to Chicago with only a swim scheduled, the hotel has a pool, and so I’ll hammer that out Monday night after my meetings.
Tuesday is a run session, which will be easy to do before the day gets going.
Wednesday, I get to go home today! I have a bike session scheduled that I will do in the morning before meeting and my flight home.
Only a few weeks to St Croix, no time to be a slacker!

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