Combining Workout Schedules

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! This upcoming week I start my half marathon training (if my IT band cooperates…) and I’m continuing with Week 3 of Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp. That’s a lot of workouts to take in, especially with my very busy schedule!

First, let’s re-cap last week’s workouts:

Sunday – Thriller in Schiller 5K! A BLAST!

Monday – Workout A plus intervals (did the intervals on the elliptical). Today I worked out in the evening, after GOTR practice, and I was NOT a fan! The gym was packed and there was a class in the room I normally use.

Tuesday – Attempted to run (goal was 6 miles), but I only made it 2.5 miles before I had to stop. I tried to switch to the elliptical but that was still aggravating my IT band so I stretched, rolled and called it a day.

Wednesday – Workout B plus intervals (did the intervals on the elliptical)

Thursday – 50 minutes of cardio, broken up on 2 different elliptical machines, plus planks.

Friday – Workout C plus intervals (intervals on elliptical)

Saturday – REST DAY

The key when trying to combine two different workout programs is making it work for you, and adjusting where need-be.

Here is my Best Body Boot Camp schedule for the week:


And here is my half marathon training schedule:


This is how I combined the two together:

workouts 11-5

I actually forgot the Girls On The Run 5K was this Saturday until I put together my schedule! I had to re-arrange some of my miles (the 6 miles is a combo of two 3-milers) but it seems to all work out! I can’t wait for the 5K with the girls! The race is open to the public, so if you live in Chicago you can register here! It’s in Toyota Park, so easy to get to and there’s parking!


What do you have coming up this week?

If you’ve run a 5K, what was your favorite one? Why?

20 thoughts on “Combining Workout Schedules

  1. Lia

    That’s busy! Don’t burn out or over exert. I always tell my yoga students that rest is just as important as work for progress and strengthening. But ambition is admirable and the only way we can show ourselves that we are capable of more than we expect. Happy balance is always tricky.

    I’d totally do that race, but I am not a fan of running in the chill weather. I will cheer you on though, from inside a cafe near the starting line ;P But really, it is great that you can get out there and run even when it is cold.

    This next weekend, I’m teaching a Whole-Food Plant-Based workshop at the yoga studio in Gold Coast. I’m pretty excited! I’ve only taught the Raw classes, so this one will take some heavy duty preparation, and double dish making in advance. Otherwise, teaching yoga and relaxing.

  2. Alex @ therunwithin

    Great combo, I think you are smart with listening to your body. Hope the injury or pain isn’t too bad. I love how I keep seeing bloggers make those little graphic charts. I need to learn to do that.

  3. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale

    I’m so sorry to hear about your IT band, Katie!! I love that you’re listening to your body, but it’s never fun to have to when it’s screaming stop.
    All I’m picturing in my mind are the smiles on the GOTR runner’s little faces when they cross that finish line … enough to melt any heart!! Have fun with it! 🙂 (And with the rest of the week — I hope your ITs start relaxing soon!!)

  4. ashley@cupcakesncrunches

    I feel like it is so tough to balance quality workouts with long distance running! I find it difficult to do a killer leg workout during a week when I know I will be logging a lot of miles. Props to you for fitting it all in! 🙂

    I just ran the Savannah Rock n Roll half marathon yesterday, and I must say that was my favorite race to date. The energy and excitement of all the people was unparalleled by any race I’ve ever completed! Can’t wait to read more about your half marathon training!

    1. Katie Post author

      I agree, I hate doing leg workouts with long runs! Luckily it’s just a half, so it shouldn’t be as difficult… Haha I hope. And Congrats on your race yesterday, I’m glad you enjoyed it!!!

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