Reversing A Bad WeekPosted: October 7, 2011
My week started off quite well. I had a fantastic Long Run on Sunday, fab recovery run Monday morning followed by Sprints in the afternoon.
Tuesday was where it just went downhill from there. I had my usual 2 x45min sessions of Intervals on the Stationary Bike planned. I got through the first set before the bike started playing up. I managed to complete 20mins of the second set before I gave up called it quits. I tried changing the power cord turning it off and on a billion times. So I just left it at that and hoped that by Thursday it would come back to life.
Anyway this put me in a funky mood for Wednesday’s Hill Sprints. The quality of the sprints were just not up to scratch. I went to bed early that night and promised myself that I would just chill out and not let it get to me if the bike still played up the next day for my workout. Good thing I had a back up plan because the bike is now dead! So Thursday’s workout ended up consisting of a 30min Tempo run, 10 x Strides and Stabilization. Let’s just say that even after that workout I was still in a crappy mood.
This week just reminded me that I need to stop worrying about things I can’t control. I think I might have to add this to my list of October Goals!
What I learned from this week: Relax and take each day as it comes.
So it’s Friday and I plan of reversing my bad week or at least try and salvage what’s left of it! Attacking the weekend with optimism 🙂
Remedy for a bad week: Running Quotes 🙂
“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'”
– Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner
“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”
-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian
“Every day is a good day when you run.”
“Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it’s hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run.”
“If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it.”
Have A Great Weekend 🙂