Wow...2 more weeks have flown! And I have barely gotten any exercise in...I went to Yoga once last week...have yet to make it this week. So no plan, and not a whole lot to talk about. But I'll try my best anyways.
This time last year I was prepping for my first Half Marathon. And around this same time, I crashed and burned and did almost no training for close to a month. So as I find myself in a similar scenario this year (races to run but no training happening) I have to really take a long look and try and figure out what is going on. And I really think it's just that time of the year. Summer is the worst time for me at work, and I've been going full throttle the past two weeks...whenever I do get home at the end of the day, the last thing on my mind is exercise. I don't think this is a 100% bad thing. I think it's my internal voice saying TAKE A BREAK!! So I have been. But the question comes...where do I go from here?
I've been feeling the mojo kick in a little bit the past two days or so...the WANT to run/exercise but haven't physically felt up to it yet. So I think it means my body is just about ready to return to a training cycle. I have a plan for it...
I plan to work the next few weeks on my running "base." I would like to improve my overall running times, and to do that, I think I really need to go back to basics and work on those first 3 miles. So for the next few weeks, that's what I will do. I will go back to the plan that got me going in the first place...Couch to 5K! Now...I will be doing some things different, I will still try for a "longer" run on the weekends, and still keep trying to go to yoga...but I think I want to spend a bit of time focusing on that shorter distance. And in another month or so, get back to looking at the half marathon distance. I want to arrive at my Fall half healthy and excited...so I don't need to go full throttle for any reason this summer.
So that's the plan...for now!