Nick

Kara

7.01.2008

Swimming

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.

6 comments:

  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.

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  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.]

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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  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.

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