My workouts this week have definitely clicked up a notch. With with a short time (actually seven weeks from this Saturday) to train before my first duathlon, there are almost no true “rest days” left on the schedule. I keep telling myself that it’s only for a little while but I’ll admit to not enjoying my workouts much last week. Actually, if I’m honest, I’m downright resentful of the workouts and am fighting to overcome resistance to what needs to be done every single day. I think it’s related to my fondness for the idea that if something is hard and I’m not good at it – hello, biking! – that I should give it up and move on to something that I can master quickly & easily. In other words, it’s a “character building opportunity”. (Bleah.)
So, what did I do?
Wednesday, August 14 – jogged 28 minutes, biked 20 minutes (17,000 steps)
Thursday, August 15 – jogged 28 minutes, biked 4 miles (17,000 steps)
Friday, August 16 – no formal workout (6,300 steps)
Saturday, August 17 – jogged 30 minutes, biked 20 minutes (16,000 steps)
Sunday, August 18 – 55 minutes Pilates class plus 6 mile bike ride (11,000 steps)
Monday, August 19 – no formal workout (8,300 steps)
Tuesday, August 20 – jogged 30 minutes, biked 22 minutes (12,500 steps)
Once I finish this post, I’ll be getting ready to head off to my first Pure Barre class. It’s supposed to be Pure Barre Lite but we shall see if I can do any of it, no matter how “lite”.
In the meantime, does anyone have ideas for how I can make myself hate the duathlon training workouts a little less? Please share tips or tricks, or anything else to do with working out in general.