Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Training Tuesday: in a holding pattern?

I feel this graphic pretty much describes my training over the past couple weeks.  I feel like I'm in a holding pattern of sorts.  I'm afraid I will be injured forever (x) and I keep making excuses of why I can't get in a decent amount of replacement cardio (y).  This is a deadly combination for me.  I'm stuck and I don't like it, but at least I'm not spiraling to a fiery crash yet.

Don't get me wrong.  I have a "plan".  I have my handy-dandy Google spreadsheet that shows me what I'm supposed to do each day.  I worked out 6/7 days this week but not to the level I was when I was running. I have my "strength" days and my "cardio" days, but I fear they aren't going to pay off.  I'm afraid when I'm ready to run again, I will have lost so much of the momentum I gained this year that I will struggle to come close to where I left off, much left have the ability to pull of my biggest goal for the year (I'm not planning to write about it just yet).  I'm definitely the picture of x + y = z.

I'm rewriting my plan a bit.  I haven't been hitting the cardio hard enough so my bike will be coming in and get attached to the trainer.  I'm going to start following the Train Like a Mother bike to run plan with more interval training on the bike.  I know I don't push myself enough outside.  I'm hitting heavier weights at least 1 day a week and on Sunday I could barely walk from Friday's workout so I must be doing something right.

I don't want "z" to equal a holding pattern.  I want "z" to equal progress.

How do you get out of the holding pattern?

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