Wednesday, April 30, 2014

...Working My Way Back into Training

Hi. :) It's me! I'm sure no one ever comes here anymore expecting to read something; I haven't been here in a LONG time! :o Nevertheless - here I am! :D

Along with the lack of posting, there has been a continual lack of running. I know. Darn. :(

I haven't swam since 2 summers ago, or biked at all since last summer; but I started running again in mid January - sporadically.

I was shocked to run only 5 miles and get really sore! And I ran a few 2 mile runs, first! Then I did it a couple more times, only to be sore again and again! I ran just over 7 today, and don't think I will be sore this time, but my heart REALLY FEELS IT, and my time is still slower than it was when I was training.

Here is a copy of my workouts so far this year (oh my, 5 months of workouts fit on this one little page! :o) I'm so ashamed! And I promise it will never happen again! :o

       Type
               Title
Pace
04/30/14
Running
7.08
01:06:30
09:23
857
alright
 
 
 
 
04/26/14
Running
2.21
00:20:31
09:17
259
great
 
 
 
 
04/23/14
Running
5.37
00:50:34
09:24
649
good
 
 
 
 
04/22/14
Rowing
0
00:40:00
 
0
 
 
 
 
 
04/16/14
Running
5
00:50:00
10:00
649
great
 
 
 
 
03/24/14
Running
4
 
441
great
 
 
 
 
03/20/14
Running
5
 
552
good
 
 
 
 
03/18/14
Running
6
 
662
great
 
 
 
 
03/15/14
Running
2
 
220
great
 
 
 
 
03/13/14
Running
2
 
220
great
 
 
 
 
03/11/14
Running
4
 
441
great
 
 
 
 
02/22/14
Running
6
 
662
great
 
 
 
 
02/21/14
Running
4
 
441
great
 
 
 
 
02/12/14
Running
4
 
441
great
 
 
 
 
02/03/14
Cc Skiing
1.5
 
0
alright
 
 
 
 
02/01/14
Cc Skiing
3
 
0
 
 
 
 
 
01/25/14
Running
8.5
 
938
 
 
 
 
 
01/23/14
Running
3.15
00:30:00
09:31
389
great
 
 
 
 
01/21/14
Running
3.15
 
347
 
 
 
 
 
01/18/14
Running
2
 
220
 
 
 
 
 
01/17/14
Running
2
 
220
 
 
 
 
 
01/17/14
Inline Skating
4
 
0
 
 
 
 
 
01/04/14
Cc Skiing
3
 
0
good
 
 
 
 
09/17/13
Running
2
00:17:00
08:30
220
great

NOTICE- I ran on 9/17/2013, and my pace was 8:30. That was pretty normal at the time. But I stopped training in every way. And since then my pace has moved to 9.5-10 minute miles. When I trained the year before (2012 - when I actually trained and did two triathlons) I couldn't run 10 minute miles if I tried, it was just too easy and too slow. Wow! Now my heart aches at 9.5 minute miles!
 
I wrote the following on today's Daily Mile workout post:
 
7.08 mi
01:07
09:23 pace
Aggg! Hard workout! My heart REALLY felt that!!! And my pace is still WAY slower than it was when I was a regular runner! ***I KNOW... - I shouldn't be surprised. It doesn't make sense to stop running and expect it to be as easy or as fast as I was when I was consistent! Oh well... I just need to keep running! :o

I know I should expect this. After all,

"Use it or loose it!"
Time to get it back!

If I want to be good at something, I need to WORK for it! I need to be CONSISTENT!
I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!!

PS. So far, I have logged only 87 miles on Daily Mile (and I usually log my workouts. :o).
Looking forward to raising that number in a MAJOR way! :D

Corine :D

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Choosing to BE a Triathlete Again... :)

Wow! I really haven't been consistent since immediately after that last Triathlon in August of 2012. And that was my FIRST season of triathlon training (I did two, about a month apart). I have worked out/trained for a month or two here or there since then, but have not been consistent all this time... 2013 was Not a year of consistent triathlon training! But it's OK. I'm an overcomer! :)

It's a New Year! :D Great time to make resolutions to improve and do better... 

A little over a week ago I ran again for the first time. I ran only two miles. The next day I ran another two miles. Over the weekend I noticed that my legs were sore! :o I was shocked! In 2011 I ran a half marathon - over 13 miles. In fact, I ran that several more times in 2012, and the last time was around 8 months ago, in early 2013. And yet - Only two miles, and still, my body FELT it!

I ran again a few days later. This time I ran 3 miles. I ran another three. And again another day I ran 6 with my husband, then 2.5 later that day with a son... :) I was again shocked. I ran over 8 miles that day, and yet, my body did not FEEL as worked as as it felt the day I ran just 2 miles... :D

I know a lot of people make resolutions then fissile out a week or two later. Trust me, I understand this... I used to be one of them. Yeah, you heard me right, "used" to be. ;) I do not say this to boast; I say it because I believe there is power in both words and action, and I desire to not only DO what I want to BE, but to also SPEAK the life I DESIRE. I learned a couple years ago that I AM what I choose to be, by disciplining myself to DO what it takes to BE what I want to be. And it is so much easier to DO something, when you tell yourself you can and stay positive! 

I am not perfect. I stumble and fall and get off track. This is not the time to beat myself up; it is the time to pick myself back up and get back on track, no matter how many times it is needed! 

Do you ever get discouraged when you have to work at the same thing, over and over again? Don't. :) Ups and down's are just a part of life... There isn't a soul on the planet who is always up! The fact that you get back up and try again (even when it seems impossible to) proves that you are an over-comer





So give yourself a pat on the back for trying - over, and over again - and not letting the down's keep you down...  :)

Corine :D

PS. I have short hair again...