Now that I'm not getting ready for tris my workouts have lessened considerably.
I didn't set up my trainer. Too much work. Too boring. Didn't use it the whole year last year due to sprained ankle. And on and on. Poor excuses but they're my excuses. So three bike workouts each week. GONE.
Just like last year I have cut back my swimming time and days for a bit. I am only going once a week and I am only swimming 1000 yards. I will begin to do more yards in January and will soon add back that other day. I'm just keeping my feet wet.
Running. This has the least change. I am still running 4 days a week. I am beginning to add miles back on although they are still not long. Somehow I have changed for a bit so three of my days are at the gym. I think this mindset is leftover from keeping one weekend day free for a long bike ride. For now I am liking the change but realized I don't run as far on the TM as outside for both weekend days. So the last two weeks I have made one TM day longer. My typical run is 4+ miles on it but each of the last two weeks found me running 6+. I know there are many who run far more than that on the TM but this is a big deal for me. I have to go in with the mindset that that is what I am doing and that is that. If I left it to whether I felt like it it would NEVER happen. My weekend day is my "long" day.
Last Sunday I got to run in a bit of a snowstorm. Not the blizzards I love but still...... I had forgotten how tiring it is to run in the soft snow. I did manage to fall once too - not good at all! I got in 7 and I won't tell you how long it took. But I did it even with all the Christmas craziness right now.
And work..........OMG. Teaching 9 and 10 year olds as the holidays approach is not an easy task. Each day this week has been worth a week itself. I cannot believe it is only Tuesday! Yikes. I wouldn't make it through the day without friends like this guy.
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