So. I’m struggling. I’ve admitted that I’m struggling.
It’s time to move on from the struggling.
Something I realized a long time ago is that I do much better when I have a training plan. I may not always follow it to a “T”, but I love having the frame work there on what I should be doing.
Last year, when I did a race every month, I printed off blank calendars and all my training plans and plugged them into the calendar. I usually knew what was going on 3 or 4 months in advance. I had to, with so many races going on. It really worked for me. I was able to look at vacations and days off and kids schedules and move things around as necessary.
I haven’t done that as much this year and I’ve been (say it with me) STRUGGLING!
Then, I went and broke my toe
(I think all time will now be referred to as BT (before toe) and AT (after toe)). All my plans went to pot. Training schedules went out the window and I was just kind of making things up as I went along.
I don’t do well with making things up as I go a long.
Everything seemed so far away. 1/2 Marathon on November…no triathlons in 2012…goal triathlon that I want to PR in is not until July 2013…
I decided to get back to what worked for me so well last year.
Last night, I found a triathlon plan, a winter maintenance bike heavy (my worse event) triathlon plan, and a 1/2 marathon plan.
Today, I printed out blank calendar pages from July 2012-July 2013. This afternoon, I will start putting the 1/2 marathon plan down on paper and plugging in some strength workouts here and there.
1/2 marathon training starts on Monday. It’s time to shake off the cobwebs and get moving again.