Lately I’ve been in a slump. My workouts and my nutrition fell to the way side. I felt uninspired. Probably due to my hip/leg pain and lots of commitments. I’ve also read about a year ago about feeling down after a race, and I can relate to that. Since my 10 km race back in February, I’ve been kind of sluggish. Maybe my mind and body needed a break from running. But, I have to announce that I’m back and ready to focus.
For tips on getting out of a slump or to get motivated in the first place, read my post on How To Get Motivated.
How to come out of my slump? I looked at a few local races to see what was coming up. The Jordan 5 km/1 km race is coming up on April 16th. My husband and I decided that we will be entering our son in the 1 km while I will be running the 5 km. I can’t wait to write the 1 km race recap of my son’s race, his first official race ever! And if you are wondering if he can run 1 Km, yes he can.
Committing to a race is my #1 motivator. I’ also went for a 5 km run today, and it was my best run in a long time despite all the snow on the ground. I wasn’t in pain during my run. I ran fast! It feels so good to be back to this point.
Since the race is only two weeks away, and I haven’t really been training for it, I’m going to be working hard on my speed in the next 2 weeks. And, I think next week, I’m going to start my 1/2 marathon training! Yikes!
In other news, after months of fretting about buying a bike for my up coming August triathlon, I’m happy to announce that I finally bought one. I’m very excited, but I won’t be taking it home till Tuesday. I have a full post dedicated to buying a bike coming up since I’m so new to the sport and I knew nothing about bike buying. I’ve learned so much but I know I have so much more to learn about the sport as well!
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Here is what I did last week:
Monday: travelling from Sudbury – no workout
Tuesday: foam rolling & PT exercises
Wednesday: 1.6 km run in the morning with my dog, & 4.2 km run at lunch
Thursday: foam rolling & PT exercises
Friday: foam rolling & PT exercises
Saturday & Sunday: 5 km run & foam rolling & PT exercises
This week, I’m hoping to accomplish:
Monday: 30 min strength training for swimmers
Tuesday: Speed intervals on the track at lunch, a quick bike ride with my new bike
Wednesday: 30 min tempo run at lunch & 1000 m swim in the evening
Thursday: 30 min biking?
Saturday or Sunday: 6 km easy run
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