Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ok, time to start training.

Eeeeeeekkkssss!!!!!
I have ran 45 mins and swam for 10 mins total in the last 5 days!!!!

RED ALERT!!!!!!

Ok, panic button pushed.

We are now sane.

Actually, this was the best thing I could have done. After the half marathon the other weekend and that 3 hour ride I did 3 days later, my legs were shot shot shot, like KABOOM ZOMBIE GIT ITS HEAD BLOWEDED OFF SHAWT.

I attempted a run last Wednesday and it was as if I had never ran a mile in my life. Cue: Legs are NOT recovered!

So I went to Florida for 4 days.

AAAaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........

We Grilled....


.....Beached.....



Got Sunburned

....Sunsetted....



But mostly rested MENTALLY.

I knew this was happening but tried to ignore it. I was starting to feel some burnout and lack of desire as of late.

Don't worry, this happens after every big race, especially when I shatter a PR. The thought of "doing it all over again" is just too daunting sometime.

My solution? Go short, but FAST!

Next up is a 10K. I am aiming for another PR. Hell, I just missed this one by 21 seconds during the half, so I think I can go 4/4 so far this season.

But now that daylight savings has kicked in and it is warm enough to ride outside full time, I feel like the real training this season is about to begin. I feel like the trainer does a decent job, but it will NEVER replace outdoor riding for me.

I am calling April my "monk month" meaning its putting my head down and training hard, especially on the bike. Last season was a breakthrough running season; this season is turning out to be an even greater running season; however I feel like my routes of cycling have plateaued a tad in comparison to the gains I have made through running.

I want this to change. I WANT to ride faster.

So, hello pavement, ain't no more bombs gonna slow me down!!!

10 comments:

  1. I think a break is a good idea to get you excited about training again. Also it looks like you guys had such a nice time while you were there.

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  2. I spent the weekend biking in the rain. Then you go and post that sunset photo. And the grilled zucchini photo. Unhappy.

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  3. You have such a rough life.

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  4. thats 45 more minutes than I have ran in the last 5days!!

    nice call on the RnR -a good lookin Grill !

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  5. Most relaxing vacation ever.

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  6. Dude, i am still recovering from the worst flu ever. Got back on the bike Sunday and am starting to feel like myself. I went 8 days without any training. It sucked and i lost fitness. You are good!

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  7. #1 Nice meat.

    #2 Vacationed in Florida and picked up a hot date? Nice work. :-P

    #3 Getting sunburned when not training counts as 2 points for the sun instead of 1. I believe were are now at Jon: 2 Kevin: 1.

    #4 4/4 - Go get it!

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  8. Are those veggie sausages on the grill?

    Keep setting those PRs buddy......

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  9. Dude you are FINE (hows that go? Freaked out, insecure, neurotic, and emotional?). BUT physically you are all set man. You have been so consistent for so long a fe days is not going to hurt you!

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