Friday, February 13, 2009

The breaks

Sounds like I'm not the only one in the running blogger community with a case of the off-season blahs. I took a week off a few weeks ago and did no running, then after last weekend's two races, I didn't have anything to give this week. So, I didn't. I'm going to justify it with words rrom the training section of the new Outside Magazine that just came: "The hardest part of being an athlete is forcing yourself to rest." Yep, it's been tough. Been sleeping in, mostly, although I have been keeping up on the dang 100 Push Up Challenge. Just finished week 6, and I get to do the final test this weekend. The only thing I've skimped on is Monday of this week - I was too burnt from the weekend to do all the sets. But I think I'm ready...

Next week, though - different story. Starting to look at training plans to ramp up and get in shape for the season. Maybe some changes around here...

3 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

Yes, you totally rock on those push-ups! Me? I plateaued at 50, and have been doing 10 x 5 3 days a week, and holding steady. Which is cool with me- my goal was to be able to do 10 or 20. :) But hey! We got sit up next! Ha ha!

As for running, the only reason I've been keeping some sort of reasonable mileage (for me) is because I've been doing a long distance run on the weekend, and then one or two short ones during the week. Not enough days, that's for sure. I think I need to go back to shorter distances, more days a week. What changes were you thinking of?

SnowLeopard said...

I meant sit upS. Plural. And thank you for the long runs. I don't like to do long runs by myself. Too boring.

Marcy said...

I swear, everyone is having off season blahs around here ;-) Good to see you got some rest!