My major December work is finished at the restaurant! It’s always the toughest month of the year for work, which translates into a tough month to train through.
I was on a solid 6 day a week spree ,but finally succumbed to then need to just crank through some work, much needed rest, and the holidays.
The main reason I haven’t signed up for the Rock and Roll Az race in a while is the lack of training I’m usually able to get in during December. This year I got a solid early start to the training, and really by the time the weight of work took hold I feel my body was ready for the rest. The goal now is to be good at jumping right back into the training, just gotta get back to those habits quickly!
The six day a week training schedule had me feeling good:
- Monday – Afternoon Swim (need to start getting in morning runs)
- Tuesday – Morning Strength/Cardio
- Wednesday – Morning Run – Afternoon Strength
- Thursday – Morning Strength/Cardio
- Friday – Rest
- Saturday – Run or Ride (mtn bike or road bike)
- Sunday – Ride or run (whichever I didn’t do the day before)
I was starting to feel pretty fit and I want to have a fun and active winter/spring before it gets hot. That is my motivation to get back at it, that and the entry fee I paid for the 1/2 marathon!
I’d like to get in at least one or two weekend backpacking trip in the next few months, I’m probably only going to be able to take 1 long backpacking trip this year, but a few short jaunts into the woods will be great!
Here’s to getting 2020 training off to a good start now! What are some tricks you use to keep up the training habits?
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