Training - Do you do it when it is good for your body or convenient for you?
Do you plan your workouts around what is good for your body or convenient for you? I definitely fall into the latter camp. I am terrible about doing what fits into my schedule and NOT what would be best for me. A recent example is following the VCM two person relay. Did I take the next day off when I was sore and tired? No. I ran AND biked. Why? Well, it was a day off from work so I had a lot of time to fit the bike and run in whereas during the work week it is harder. Also it was a gorgeous day following many rainy ones. Did I take Tuesday off then. NO. I swam, biked and ran as I blogged about last week. I had the time and the weather was great again. Was this smart? No, but it tends to be how I do it. When I plan my workouts for the week, I look at my calendar, not what is best. Does anyone else do this?
I am an "older" runner who didn't start running until I was 50. I got hooked on running and racing very quickly. It's been awhile since I ran a marathon but I do several halves a year. The big news is that this is the year of the triathlon!