Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Set in stone or written in sand?

Today's scheduled "longer" run didn't go as I would have liked. In fact, I cut it short by about a mile. My legs muscles were stiff from top to bottom. They weren't sore, just felt tight. I know I probably didn't hydrate myself in the past two days as much as I usually do. On top of the stiff muscles, my right knee just wasn't having it. It was tired. I was tired. I don't think my body is used to running 3 days in a row. .. ... with a swim thrown in there.

I have to remind myself that my "training" isn't set in stone. I chose to do 16 weeks of training for a reason.... to take the time I needed to build my training and make sure this triathlon is possible. Therefore, it is written in sand. Change is inevitable. I have mentioned my thoughts on changing around my swim sessions, and after tonight's run, I think I need to take into consideration what I am capable of doing or pushing myself to do in a weeks span. I have the time, and I am going to take it.

Thanks for all the advice... much appreciated.

Today's Workout:
3.35 mile run
strength training
abs
picture found on Google Images

12 comments:

P.O.M. said...

Good idea. It adds extra stress when I think I'm failing my plan. But things change. I always feel like i have to "make up" for it somehow, too.

akshaye said...

you're so right... thats the best part of being on a long plan.

just make it up on another day when you feel great!

Jess said...

Yes, plenty of room for adjustment and change in a plan.

Danielle said...

It's definitely good to pay attention to the body and make adjustments as necessary. Build up slowly...like you said, that's why you have the time. I took a lot of time to build back up to the running 5 days a week...and throwing only a few things in once in a while to make sure I can handle it...are you getting enough sleep?

IronGambit said...

Do you have to put that you found that pic on google images?
"just curious"
Also, it's good to think like that so that you do not unnecessarily stress yourself out :)

Runner Gal Leana said...

You're right - your training schedule has to work for you. I think you can definitely adjust it.

Joe said...

Yes, write it in sand. That's smart. Blindly sticking to a plan can lead to burnout or injury.

Firefly's Running said...

When your body talks, it's best to listen.

J~mom said...

Yes, adjust if you need to! I had to back off of my two a days after about a month or so. It was too much. I hope you are feeling better today!

miss petite america said...

great title!! it's so true. i mean even professional athletes have to go with the flow sometimes, so it makes sense for us people with other responsibilities to tweak things when needed.

it'll all come together. you are on lean, mean, tri machine!

Annette said...

Good way to think about it. Don't let the plan run your life. Make it work for you. Listen to your body and adjust as needed.

Marcy said...

I absolutely agree!! It's hard sometimes but plans are just guidelines baby!!