Fitness Friday – The Chugging Along Edition

I’m all done with triathlons for this year!

Will everyone please breathe a collective sigh of relief with me? SIGH!!

Now, I’ve switched my full focus to the 1/2 marathon which is in two weeks. Holy crap.

I’m a little freaked out, but not in a “I hope I don’t die” kind of way. It’s more of a “Seriously, who does this?” kind of way. I know I’ll finish. And I’m pretty confident that I’ll finish in my goal of under 3 hours.

But three hours of any activity is just a lot of activity-ing. And there are people who choose to do this quite often. That fact amazes me.

So, for the next two weeks (holycrap), I’ll be focusing just on running. I’m going to see if I can get in runs 5 days a week. I’m also really trying to make strength training a habit. I’m using the Nike Training Club app on my iPhone. I figure even I can do something for 15 minutes, right?

Let’s not talk about the fact that I’ve done it 3 days in a row and can hardly walk or lift my arms, m’kay? I did squats and lunges on Wednesday, and I can hardly sit down today. Strength training always makes me feel weak. Which I know is because I don’t do enough strength training. Stupid vicious cycles.

I’ve already started talking to Dave about what I’m going to do for next year. I can very, VERY safely say that I will not be doing a race a month. Doing a race that often made racing lose some of its luster. It wasn’t “special” anymore. Doing a race become commonplace (read: boring and dreaded).

Next year, I’m going to pick a few key races (I have no idea how to choose) and do my best to focus on just those races. No thinking ahead, no comparing, just tunnel vision on the task at hand.

I kind of wish I was able to think that way all the time…


Filed under Fitness Fridays, Health/Weight, Organizing/Schedules, Races

2 responses to “Fitness Friday – The Chugging Along Edition

  1. Big *sigh* that tri-season is over. Bigger *woot* for your 1/2 marathon! Keep in mind, you should probably do a taper at least the week before the race so your legs are relatively fresh and you don’t end up injured. Stay healthy and I’m sure you’ll do great.

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