Last week was a challenge. We flew in from the US on Sunday, and then back to the grindstone on Monday, a full work week (or so I thought) combined with adjusting to a 7 hour time difference, and having to fit in 8 training sessions.Or so I thought…Last week wound up being a week for me to test my ability to adapt, adjust and BE FLEXIBLE.I am learning how to work with a training schedule, or rather, how to use the schedule in a way that works for me. I need to fit all the sessions in, and I realise they are planned in a sequence on purpose, but I have a feeling that for my training it is going to be trial, error, and adjustment. This is mostly due to my relentless work schedule, but also until October I have a lot of personal travel in the mix.So besides my usual swapping things around (so I can train at the Big Boy 50m Pool with friends), changing the bike days so I can get to my favourite spin class (Eliot at Virgin Active Broadgate, 7 in the morning on Tuesdays, more like a proper cycle class taught by a roadie rather than a stupid jump around spin class taught by someone who doesn’t own a bike), and weather related adjustments (welcome back to England!) – I also had to change things around so that I could go away for a family weekend by the seaside in Suffolk. Flexibility. Changing my “schedule” on the hoof is not something I am good at – but this week I did a good job. And I’m proud of that! I can report that the first week of my “post-season” training went well, when all was said. Sadly one of my swim sessions was a victim to my need for flexibility, but on the plus side I had a bit more cycling in the mix due to my cycle commutes and spending time on the crappy mountain bikes we have at the seaside. I hit 7 out of 8 sessions structured sessions. The coming week is a “recovery week” with the intensity scaled back a bit and 7 sessions. I am not sure what the challenge or learning of my week will be – but I am sure there will be at least one! And speaking of flexibility, I hope I can build the time in to add a yoga session back into my training – I miss it! I had to stop yoga in 2007 when I dislocated my elbow, but as that is well and truly stable now, I think I should find a suitable class. Suggestions on type of yoga welcome!