All throughout the year, I was swimming with a low key master's team that happened to practice at my school's pool before school. It was early mornings 3 days a week but I felt great after! In the summer they continue it outdoors and I did it last year, which meant driving about 30 minutes one way 3 days a week and getting up early in the summer. This summer I decided with the gas, and my motivation lacking, that I'd take off from swimming. It has been a month since I swam and I'm missing it! I'm considering going back to swim, maybe less days a week. It is so hard to get motivated when I've been sleeping until 7 or 8, to get up at 5:20ish to go swim when I have nothing planned for the rest of the day. I love the swim part but it would be great if it could be at 7:30am!

I didn't run today, I did some cross training instead and I feel like I'm getting a little burnt out, maybe just running too many days with no training plan going on. I did make one up at smartcoach, but I already didn't follow it today. It has you running 5 days a week, but I'm hoping to knock it down to 4 and get back on track and motivated. Hoping to run outside this week with one of my running buddies for a longer run. Motivation is low, I need to round up the troops!

Considering the wake up tomorrow to go swimming. Maybe.


  1. Swimming might be just what you need to push through this funk. With the heat of summer, perhaps you should consider running 3 times per week and cross training one day (swim?) each week or every other week.

    Good luck with finding a good training plan (make sure you define your individual goals before you select a plan). I am sure you will get back on track soon.

  2. Thanks for the support. I have only been running for 4 months, so I am running my first race just for fun and the experience, not for competition. But I am getting psyched up for it.

    BTW, our north shore beach is a bit too rocky to run comfortably, so I run NEAR the beach. [Keep that on the down low.]

  3. Of course I will promote swimming to anyone who listens! I think it's a great idea for you to get back into it and even if you only do a session here and there (gas prices do suck after all) at least you are getting out there and doing something you seemed to enjoy. Good luck :)

  4. Oooooooo swimming sounds nice! Maybe one day I'll do it :P It would probably do me a world of good LOL

  5. I agree with beachrunner. Swimming might be a nice way to mix things up. As for burn out, I really think mixing the types of runs up and adding some crosstraining really helps.

    Oh, and I am so jealous you get to sleep in till 7 or 8!

  6. I hear ya, it's hard to stay motivated especially now that it’s getting so damn hot out. So some swimming might just be your answer along with 3-4 days of running. That little change of pace might be just what you need to get back on track.