Whenever I have a training plan I like to just look at the week that I am in and that is all. It stresses me out to look too far ahead (luckily, my coach just sends over three weeks at a time so I am not seeing what I will be doing in the upcoming months). I am a worrier to the extreme (thanks mom for that fun little habit;) and so focusing on where I am now and not 10 weeks down the road is the best thing for me to do.
For example—> if you are training for a marathon and at your current fitness level 10 miles is currently really hard for you, I see no point looking ahead on your plan to your 20 miler or 22 miler and stressing out about it. I like to just get to work and do the mileage and speed that my plan tells me to do during the current week and not worry about my peak mileage/speed weeks until I am there. Over time we will gradually build up our speed and strength so that when we do get to those harder weeks we are prepared, not scared!
Our bodies are incredible at adapting to running and getting stronger. Week after week of working hard (and resting hard) will get us to those paces/distances that don’t seem possible in the beginning! Don’t stress, you will build up to those ‘hard’ runs that seem impossible when you first start training so just focus on your workouts a day or a week at a time.
This quote probably doesn’t have anything to do with this topic but I repeat it to myself 45 times a day—> ‘Progress, not perfection.’
PS it really is fun to look back on training plans to the beginning and see how far you’ve come!
-Anytime Brooke is with her cousins she is extremely happy.
–This recipe though. I need to make this now.
-I love Snapchat (I know, I am 28 years old) and I always love getting Megan’s snaps. It brings me so much joy to hear about my friend’s (in real life and on the internet) runs and workouts especially when there is some speed involved.
-I just like to send out videos of me singing Bruno Mars songs. Let me know if you want me to post one on the blog because I spend a lot of time on these high quality films;)
-During Brooke’s post-nap Pictionary game Brooke totally guessed my ‘mama running on a treadmill’ drawing. I was proud of my drawing and she was proud of her guessing abilities.
-Okay, this dinner probably doesn’t look good but it tasted amazing. A base of scrambled eggs with roasted butternut squash (olive oil and garlic salt baked at 400 degrees for 40 minutes) on top. Bread and butter on the side.
-A much needed catch-up with my girls.
-Trying to not consume quite as much sugar as I normally do and topped my froyo with some fruit rather than every piece of candy in the store like usual.
-Reading Gina’s book and loving it. She is the greatest.
-Starting her young on the garmin.
-Off to do a tempo! I hope your Thursday is off to a great start!
What is your workout for today?! I’d love to hear!
Quote that you have been thinking about/loving lately?
Reading anything good lately?
Do you look ahead on your training plan or take it week by week?