I gotta stop resting on them.
I’m discovering that I am a bit prone to some unproductive combination of post race ennui and laziness. I have a very hard time getting in decent workout for at least a week after races. This wouldn’t be such a big problem except that, you know, I’m doing a race every month. So, taking a week off every month does not serve me well for the next race.
Last week I did three training sessions: a 2 mile walk (I tried to run, but my hips were still a bit sore from the 5K*), a 2 mile walk/run combo (1 mile of each) and a 6.5 mile bike ride (first bike ride since the tri, not good). Were these better than nothing? Sure. Do I feel like they did much to prepare me for the 7 miler in November? Not so much.
Let’s try some of that accountability stuff. Here’s is what I plan to do this week and I’ll let you know how it goes next weekend:
Monday: 3.5 mile walk/run
Tuesday: 3.5 mile walk/run plus yoga or Pilates video
Thursday: 3.5 mile walk/run plus yoga or Pilates video
Friday: off day
Saturday: 5 mile walk/run
Sunday: 10 mile bike ride
*Weirdly, I was more sore after the 5K than I was after the tri. Didn’t expect that.