Good news: I survived a personal training session without passing out! :) Today we did all things LEG. Some of it was like medieval torture. At one point during one exercise she said "this really will burn it off." I don't know exactly which "it" she was referring to, but I am for burning off most anything! Ha.
My vacation is almost here. When I return, it's training time! I have a 15K race on February 16th and the Little Rock Half Marathon on March 2nd. I am still trying to decide which spring marathon to go for. I have slimmed the field to four. Two are quick drives: St. Louis or Oklahoma City (6 hours or less). One is a longer drive: Louisville, Kentucky. One requires flying: Virginia Beach. Oh the possibilities!
This time 'round, I am making some changes. I plan to incorporate a day of heavy cross training in lieu of a run. Shocker! But, I figure it'll break up the monotony and keep me out of the cold and off the boring streets. I could do the elliptical in the garage while watching TV -- not too shabby.
The big shocker, however, is that I plan to do my long runs with a GROUP. I know, I know -- what has come over me? The fact is... each time I ran with others this past training season I ran BETTER. And I was safer, I know. So I am giving up a bit of independence and going GROUP! We'll see how it goes. I can always switch back to my local paths which I have WORN OUT.
And I just might force a treadmill day. No cars, no cold, easier on the legs... the list goes on and on. And if I KNOW that it is just once per week, I bet it will be easier to swallow.
And I might make one day per week a two-a-day session... but that one is still up in the air.
Lots of changes, huh? Yep. I guess the 20 weeks of St. Jude training just "got the better" of my spirit. I was worn out! So I am attempting to completely revamp my schedule in hopes of a whole new me. I foresee good things!