Monday, December 28, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different

Many of you know that I have used Turbulence Training for most of the past 2 years and love it. For the past year, I also have been a member of the Precision Nutrition forums. When I was looking for a new workout to use after my current TT workout, I stumbled onto the workouts section on the PN forums. One of them really caught my eye and I have decided to give it a try! It's a bit different from what I have been doing, and there are lots of techniques that I've never done before. So I'm pretty excited to get started!

Overall, it's a 22 week program, broken into 7 phases. Each phase is only 3 or 4 weeks long. The 7th phase is just the last week; I don't think I will actually be doing that phase because it's supposed to be a final "peak" week prior to a competition. And as I don't plan to compete anytime soon, I'm probably going to just take that week off before I begin my....[fanfare]...12 week half marathon training!

Yes, you read that right. I've signed up to run a half marathon at the end of this summer! That's 13.1 miles - Yikes!

I'm going to concentrate on this other workout program first. The first 10 weeks is focused on building muscle (but I'm going to continue to run on only Saturdays during this time).

Since I am using a workout from the PN forums, I've decided to more closely follow the 10 principles or "habits" of PN. I've been a little lax with a couple of the principles. I also am going to aim to get more sleep, which means going to bed about 30 minutes earlier than I am now.

My new program kicks off this morning! I'm looking forward to the first workout. I have my new hot pink training journal and am ready to go! :)

If you are looking for a new training program, don't forget the next TT contest has just begun. Nothing like a competition to motivate! And currently Turbulence Training is selling for 50% off until Friday, January 1st, at 9:00pm ET. (Comes with 5 bonus workouts and 30 days of access to the TT Members website.)

Have a great day!!

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Mark said...

Which PN program are you doing?

Anonymous said...

Go Abby! My sister-in-law is also going to try and run a half marathon in April (or May) I'm interested in how you'll be training for that part of it. Please keep posting your workouts (I know you will), especially your training runs, okay?

I have ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT that you will CRUSH this race! Go for it!

Abby said...

Mark - The workout is called "Off-Season and Pre-Contest Training for Bodybuilders" by Christian Thibaudeau. I just found it while reading through the PN forums. I like it so far! :)

Fred - My half marathon isn't until the end of summer so I won't be starting my "official" training until late May or early June. Maybe I should find out how your sister-in-law is training! :) The program I am thinking about using is just one that I found online. I will definitely post more details when I start training. Good luck to your sister-in-law!