Cross training has also taken a tumble. My planking hasn't been consistent and my push-ups/yoga regiment has been non-existent. I really need to get back to it by my motivation is completely lacking.
Amid all of this my desire to run a long spring race was quietly been waning. I was looking at the end of April for a race as I've got big hiking plans for May. But with March upon us I feel like my training is pretty weak overall to attempt a 50k in less than two months time. Not saying I won't do it as I'm a stubborn bastard. However my long runs have been petering out around 12-15 miles far too often and I'm sort of apathetic about the whole thing. Frankly all I want to do right now is plan more hiking trips to the Whites.
But every week brings fresh hope/misery so here we go...
Monday - 0 milesI brought my running stuff to work but apathy is in full effect. I've got a little bit of a cold and my ankle still a little sore so the Excuse Train has left the station full speed ahead.
Tuesday - 0 milesMy ankle doesn't seem to be getting any better. Still sore. Very odd. And now I've got a full-fledged cold.
Wednesday - 0 milesI took an actual sick day to rest and get over my sickness. 'nother zero.
Thursday - 0 milesBack at work, I had intentions of running today. Then I looked at the shoes I brought - two left shoes. Whoops. That was not intentional. I mean it.
Friday - East Providence, RI - 6.7 miles6:15 minutes of planks (longest - 3:04)
I finally threw off my Cloak of Sloth and went for a run on the East Bay bike path. Ankle was sore at first but then the soreness faded. A fine run with some major headwind on the return trip. I think I'll need to be careful about running trails in the near future but road running should be fine.
Saturday - 0 miles
Sunday - 0 miles
I had no intention of running on Saturday but I did plan to run on Sunday. I admit that the cold weather turned me into a wuss and I never got out the door. I did get a decent upper body workout but chopping a shit-ton of wood so that was something. Still, a pretty sad weekend running wise.
Weekly Mileage: 6.7 miles
Year to Date: 308 miles
Time to put this week behind us and look ahead!