How many blog posts will I write about not training properly and having no motivation to get my ass out the door on a regular basis? I don’t know. Someone count them for me and add one for this post.
Here’s the deal. I can follow a workout plan for a race to the letter.
- Swim 4 miles followed by a 12 mile run with 50 burpees each mile? Sure.
- Ride 72 miles on a unicycle followed by hill repeats running backwards while eating vienna sausages? Sure.
- Run back to back insanely long runs while experimenting with dehydration and electrolyte depletion causing bone crippling cramps? Sure.
I can even create a workout plan for myself to race any distance from a 5K to 100 miles with only a moderate to severe amount of insanity. The problem is:
I still don’t have a frickin’ race picked out!
So right now here is my current amorphous plan:
Monday – Strength training Legs/Shoulders
Tuesday – Run
Wednesday – Strength training Chest/Abs/Biceps
Thursday – Run
Friday – Strength training Back/Triceps
Saturday – Run
Sunday – Recover
And here is reality:
Monday – Spend the day talking myself into going to the Y to do strength training. Actually go.
Tuesday – Run. Too early in the week to come up with a good excuse not to.
Wednesday – I can still feel the run, so that is an excuse to just go home. 50/50 shot that I will do strength training.
Thursday – Check lunar calendar to see if it was a blue moon last night. If so, go run.
Friday – You’ve got to be kidding me. Time for a nap.
Saturday – Exchange run for tailgating. Enter 3 miles of walking and drinking into log as 10 miles at 6:05 min pace.
Sunday – Recover (from what?)
Yep. I am long past the “pick a race and start training” phase. So on Thursday I am going to open up a poll so you can vote or even add your own ideas. I will pick a race soon!
So please come back and vote.