Thursday, June 01, 2006

I hate missing workouts

Missing a workout can lead to a tailspin-type slump. It's best to avoid that at all costs.

Yesterday was a cross-training day and I had everything set up to go swimming right after work...

Then Cynthia called. The car had broken down and left her and the kids stranded at Kroger. I spent the rest of the afternoon taking care of that mess and before I knew it, the pool was closed and I had to get to bed so I could get up and ride to work at 3:30 this morning. The car is in the shop and my only other transportation is my bike, so the "forced" workout created by not having a car to drive to work will have to suffice for now.

I really was looking forward to getting in a good swim yesterday. Oh well.

Today I am going to run 8 miles @ 7:20 pace. It may be pretty tough, especially since my quads are still sore from the intervals on Tuesday and I am utterly exhausted from a week of pretty hard work. But I am going to do it.

Cynthia has her book club tonight and if I can get the kids in bed early enough, I may be able to get in a good yoga workout before going to bed. That may help me regain some of my energy.

Today's advice to myself: Revel in the recent victory and focus on the next goal. Set your sights on the challenge at hand. Don't let yourself lag behind.

I'm sure the mental aspect of training is just as difficult (if not moreso) than the physical training at times.


craig said...

its good to see somebody still has competitive goals for runnning. i have slipped off into running as a spiritual and fitness pursuit. which it will always be, but i enjoy the competition. see you on the track

Michele said...

3:30 am???? And I thought I got up early to workout.
Hope you got your workouts in today, I know what you mean about the missed workout slump. Hate it!!!