Thursday, August 18, 2011

Three Things Thurs

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!


  1. I totally hear you about not being able to workout on the morning. I'm a teacher, so I have the summer off, (12 more days or so), but I have a 4month old daughter, so my wife has asked if I could get my training in as early as possible. Back in may and June, I could start as early as 4:30 or 5:00. Now it stinks, because even without training, I need to get up at 4:30 to walk the pup etc. So once school starts, I'm not going to be able to do too much in the am. What training plan are you following? And what specifically are you training for?
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Hi Sarah! I found you through Claire and absolutely LOVED the pictures from the meet-up, I'm from the DC area too! :) Just wanted to say I'm a new follower of your blog and hope to meet you at the next gathering! xoxo

  3. Could you possibly be overtraining a bit? All those workouts look pretty intense. I've switched over to quality versus quantity, and it's working beautifully. Even if you don't want to go that route though, it looks and sounds like you could use some balance. As my trainer says: stress + stress just equals more stress. You need rest to see the gains.

  4. You still workout a lot more than most people! I ran at like 2 pm yesterday and it was SO EFFING HOT. I'm impressed with your speeds, I was going at a snails pace.