Friday, January 11, 2013
A sure sign that training is picking up....
The kids went back to school Wednesday and it was one of those weeks where it was a bit tricky to fit everything in. But fit it all in, I did, by doing two early morning "double workouts" - a run/swim and a bike trainer/swim. Tuesday called for my longest mid-week run in a while - just over 9 miles with a tempo section at the end.
I sometimes get asked how I keep from getting bored on the bike trainer or swimming or running. The way workouts are designed, I don't have much of a chance to get bored. Most of them involve quite a bit of structure and regular-change ups in pace, cadence, intensity, and purpose. On the bike trainer I usually put on Netflix or Hulu but I hardly pay attention because my focus is on the effort and what's coming next. My Coach knows I like a fair amount of structure and detail and he delivers.
This can be tough time of year to train - days are short, mornings are cold, and races seems far off in the distance. Daily life boils down to mom/family stuff, work, and training. It's easy to start feeling like I have no life. Then I realize the issue isn't that I have NO life. It's that I have a LOT of life!! Hey, I'll take it!