Monday – 4 Miles Running
Wednesday – 6 Miles Running
Friday – 2,000m Swimming (with super creeper dude), 4.5 miles walking
Saturday – 10 miles running, 1,200m swimming
Sunday – 10 miles biking (fast)
I really am TRYing to mix it up to prepare for the iTryathlon…
The other day the following conversation took place in the back of the car:
Strawberry: Mom! Guess, what?!
Me: What babe?
Strawberry: [in abundant excitement] I HAVE HAIR ON MY TOES!!
Strawberry: That means I’m becoming a man. Oh my gosh! This is so exciting….
The rest of the boys then proceeded to find hair on any part of their body and declare their newfound steps toward manhood.
Just like Strawberry’s taking it to a whole ‘nother level in his manhood, I’m realizing I need to probably do the same in my running life. While I have been running less miles per week, I have been running much speedier strides.
After most of my runs I’ve been looking at my watch and thinking I’m kind of a bad ass. Now let’s clarify my bad ass scale:
1 is your crazy grandma and 10 is Lauren Fleshman. Let’s just say I’ve been putting myself at about a 5 on this scale.
Before I get too far on my high horse, I realized it’s time to get some work done. And I’m not talking like a starlet in her 50’s worrying about HDTV showing every nook and cranny…I’m talking about getting past the next plateau.
I can stay here, but I can also use plateau as a platform to take it to a whole ‘nother level. It’s time for me to figure out how to step it up. I’m not a coach, I’m not a crazy good runner with a ton of experience, but I know it’s time for me to start changing my expectations and reframing what my workouts look like if I want to step it up. I should probably sit down and set some goals, figure out just how to set them and research what you’re supposed to do instead of my MO – winging it. #somuchwork
What are your best “next level” resources?
How do you plan/map your next performance goals?