Time was flying by so quickly and now it feels like it’s come to a screeching halt. It looks like summer, feels like summer, but I still have to wait about 2 more weeks until summer training actually begins.
I feel restless. After months of nonchalant, do-what-I-want basic fitness maintenance, I am eagerly waiting to get back to a structured running schedule. I’m ready to hit the track and do some intervals. Ready to suffer through some tempo runs. Ready to grind my sore muscles against the foam roller. Ready, ready ready, ready, ready to run. (Yeah, that was a Dixie Chicks reference.)
For the past month, I have stuck to my commitment of maintenance mileage and getting in strength work twice a week. I am proud of myself for accomplishing this even though I didn’t have to do it. Once the weather started to warm up and the days started getting lighter earlier, I felt more motivated to get out of bed and go. Now that motivation has waned. Not because I don’t want to run, but I’m tired of running without a purpose, without a plan. I have at least gotten to enjoy running with my weekday group at least once during the week and every weekend.
I recently went to an info session for the training team that I’ll be running with this summer. I’ve already signed up, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to meet the head coach and some of the other coaches. I ended up being glad that I went. I was able to see a sample of what my training plan structure will be like which gave me the opportunity to start planning my strength work schedule.
I left excited and feeling positive about my decision to train with this group this summer. It’s not the huge, largely popular summer group for the area, but I really wanted something a little more focused and individualized and I truly feel this is the right fit for me. I’ll see how it goes once I get started!
I am hoping to be a lot better about updating on here once training gets going. Lately, I just feel like I don’t have much to talk about. Kind of like how I’m just rambling on right now. Two more weeks. Here we go!