1. I have had no motivation this week at all! what is wrong with me??
Hopefully I can finish out the week strong and not skip any more of my workouts. That will make me happy. And I really did have all in the intention in the world to ride after work yesterday, but getting a flat one minute into my ride just made me mad. Plus, it takes me over a half hour to change it and I only time to ride for an hour and 20. Excuses I know.
Also what's up with it being so dark in the mornings now??? This not getting light out till around 6:30 in really messing with my riding time. I don't think I am going to be able to do it in the morning anymore :( I have to be at work by 7:30 so I can't start any later than 5:40am. Yesterday I showered, put on my cycling clothes, and looked out the window at 5:30am and thought how in the world am I going to ride in the pitch black of the night? So instead of riding I just climbed back in bed and slept. booo!! But, at least I can still run when it's dark out :)
2. During my 4 mile tempo run yesterday I really tried to push myself. Because I slept in, I had to do this run during my lunch time. I figured it wouldn't be too hot out since it has been nice, but I thought wrong and it was hot. I wanted to try for sub 8s on this run, but didn't quit hit my goal. My splits were 7:54, 7:45, 8:06, and 8:15 with an average pace of 8 minutes. By mile 4 I was totally out of steam and it was a struggle for me to maintain the pace. I really thought I pushed myself hard on this run though and I felt good when I was done. There is nothing like getting a little break from your desk and enjoying fresh air. Although my plan of no one knowing I went for a run didn't work out. My face was bright red and I was dripping with sweat for the next hour at my desk.
3. I have already started looking at Halloween costumes for this year. I love Halloween so much. I think it is one of my favorite holidays (if it even counts as a holiday)? Plus I just love Oct. in general. It's my favorite month.
How does the season change affect your workouts? Are you still able to get something in super early in the morning?
Happy Thurs All!