I work very hard to see the opportunity in situations rather than the obstacle.
Easy to do with clients, not so easy to do in my own life!
I have noticed that ever since the half marathon, I am just not “into” training. I took 3 days off last week following the half, I didn’t run at all until the 5K on Saturday, I knocked out a half-hearted trainer ride on Friday and did a leisurely 7 mile ride to pick up my car on Sunday.
I was all psyched to jump out of bed on Monday morning raring to leap into focused martial arts training for the next 4 months, but it didn’t happen.
Yes, I’ve done my workouts, but other than the actual karate classes I feel out of focus, drifting without a destination… And I do not like it!
I know that I always perform better when I have a plan. But Ironman -FL 2015 is 20 months away, and although it is a gargantuan goal, for sure, I just can’t get all ginned up about training for it yet.
So I voiced my concerns to my coach. I told her I feel kind of lost and I’m not sure what to do about that. She said it was 100% normal after a big event.
And then I remembered a post Swim-Bike-Mom did on the subject. She called it “Post-Race Crabbies”. Whatever you call it, it’s not fun and I don’t like feeling like a boat without a rudder.
Understanding that I can’t put in a huge volume of training hours until August, could we work strength and speed goals until then and then ramp up the mileage volume in the Fall, possibly working toward a full marathon in early 2015?
She shot back that mine was a fine goal, but what she thought would be a BETTER goal would be to run a full marathon in November or December THIS year and then run the Dopey Challenge in January, 2015!
48.6 miles in 4 days – NO WAY!!!! But then of course my competitive side pops up and says, “Why NOT?”
So, I have my marching orders… Find a fun marathon for the end of the year and sign up for the Dopey Challenge when registration opens at NOON on April 22, 2014!! I have it scheduled in my calendar!
OH.MY.GOD!!! Here we go again!!!!
I am all for setting BIG, unrealistic, super-stretch goals, but 2015 looks CRAZY!!! If it doesn’t kill me, it will definitely make me stronger!