Regardless, there is one thing that I can say without fail - every minute of my workouts this week were focused, solid and with purpose. I was mentally strong, and was putting out some great efforts. This week I could feel the improvement through the bits of training I've been doing.
And that gives me motivation.
But I have to admit that I have no remorse for the workouts I've skipped. I guess that's a good thing as it doesn't raise stress. But I am looking forward to a bit more, especially on the road in the sun after the snow's gone.
I've been thinking of different ways to get the training in - it starts in the last week of February. One way is to get off the bus sooner, and run on the pathways along the Ottawa River. And if I really need some distance, I can run the 5k to the Park-and-Ride, hop a bus, and get off at an earlier bus station and run along the river again. Other than that, I think it'll be all about manning-up and getting up earlier. Like about 99.99% of the world's triathletes.
Why do I love sleep so? ;)
Well, on to the next week! My plan, pending work and life of course, is:
- Monday - swim.
- Tuesday - run (fast, with Steve)
- Wednesday - spin (60-90min aero)
- Thursday - morning swim, evening spin
- Friday - long run
- Saturday - easy aerobic spin