You remember how I got that garmin?
Yeah, you probably don’t. I got this nifty watch in hopes of using it in my increased training plan as of late, but running has been on the downhill lately. There’s going to be a few changes to my training from now on.
I was training for Reach the Beach Relay Race in September and the Boston Half Marathon in October. Unfortunately, my husband and I are dropping out of RTB, assuming we can find replacements this late in the game. My husband realized he is actually on a business trip that can’t be rescheduled that week. The only way he could make it back in time would be to arrive at like 2 in the morning to get to the race at 6 in the morning – not a good idea.
The race is also very expensive and paying for that is just not in the cards right now. We both decided it would be better to skip it. Although it’s disappointing, I’m also a little relieved.
I was originally training for the BAA Half to get a PR. I was doing some new-t0-me speed training and it was going great until 2 weeks ago. I’m not injured, but I’m no longer able to continue with speed training at the moment (more on this later).
This is also a little disappointing because I gave up my bib for this race last year due to a last minute trip that weekend. I’ve really wanted this to be “my race.” It’s still my favorite half I’ve ever done. But, I’m okay with just doing it for fun and because I love the race.
With that being said, I think I will still do workout recaps every now and then, but they are not going to be very training-based anymore. I am still going to train for the half, but just not with as much intensity. I know I can do the miles, but pushing myself past my limits isn’t on the agenda.
Since I haven’t recapped in a while, here’s what I’ve been up to in the workout department for the past 2 weeks.
- Monday: 3 miles easy
- Tuesday: arm strength + some lower body thrown in
- Wednesday: 3 mi easy AM + 2 mi power walk PM
- Thursday: 2 mi power walk
- Friday: dad arrived, was busy
- Saturday: out in Boston – LOTS of walking
- Sunday: lots of walking again
- Monday: dad left, moderate walking in town
- Tuesday: this 30 min living room workout via Julia
- Wednesday: 3 mi in the AM + arm strength video
Workouts are not going to fall to the wayside at all. I am still really motivated to stay fit, even into fall. I just have to adjust my training plan and realize that hard running is not going to be in the mix.
I’m okay with that as it will hopefully give me some more energy for the extra strength training that I’ve been craving. I’m just going to go with the flow and accept that now is not the time for this intense training. Maybe some other time!
Questions for You:
- How do you accept fitness goal changes?
- What are your fitness goals for fall?