#112: Chill out – Training in the tundra
|When it’s outside your control, learn to roll w/it|
You know the phrase, don’t sweat the small stuff? That was my mantra this week in regards to training. Of course, at some level this is at odds with what we’re supposed to do when life throws lemons, but you get the idea. This week, “roll with it” was far more applicable on the training front….so I did my best.
So it wasn’t exactly what I had planned, but I still got in more frequency (six days) and more volume (15% increase)…..not terrible.
If it’s all about finding my rhythm right now, I’d call this week a success. If it was all about swim-bike-run, well…..not as good. The best news is that my fitness is showing some signs of life. My sessions on the bike are getting stronger and my running isn’t as far off as I originally thought it might be…..and my shoveling is really pretty good…..however I’m not sure how that’s going to help.
This week it looks like there’s only 1 day of predicted winter weather…..and after a few more cold days, the weather could be back toward normal. If not, I’m thinking about hiring this guy as my new coach.
(photo credit http://www.darrenbraun.com/)