I have got to be one of the laziest (if not THE laziest) triathletes out there. I don’t know what it is, but I always seem to find excuses to get out of working out.. here are some examples: “my tummy hurts”, “I have a headache”, “I’m hungry”, “there isn’t enough time”, … etc etc. Sometimes I just don’t feel like it and don’t even bother making up an excuse. Let’s look at the last week (October 4-10) of working out..
Monday – REST
Tuesday – SWIM + RUN INTERVALS
Wednesday – BIKE INTERVALS OR TRAINER
Thursday – SWIM + RUN TEMPO
Friday – TRAVEL
Saturday – LONG RUN
Sunday – WEDDING
What Actually Happened:
Monday – Chiropractor and REST
Tuesday – RUN INTERVALS (10x .2-mile sprint + .1 mile rest + warm-up/cool-down) + SWIM (40ish minutes)
Wednesday – Was set up to do weights, but ended up not. Made pizza and watched TV.
Thursday – Chiropractor and I don’t even know what else
Friday – set the alarm to wake up and run, but ended up sleeping in. Travel day (to DC)
Saturday – Might have had time to run in the morning, but slept in. Did A LOT of walking around DC.
Sunday – Woke up for a rather pathetic 5.75-mile run along part of the Capital Crescent trail (as it crosses through Bethesda). Wedding prep and festivities.
My run on Sunday was pathetic more from low-energy than from physical pain. My intervals on Tuesday were spiked with pain in my shins and overall muscle fatigue because I’ve been super laxed about my “training”.
I’ve got a race (Big Rock Triathlon) this weekend, and I have no idea how I’ll fare, but all signs so far are pointing to “not good”. We’ll see. Hoping to shake this feeling before (much before) the BIG RACE in a month (SilverMan Half Distance Triathlon at Lake Las Vegas). I can’t go into that race feeling like this (unprepared, unmotivated, and weak).