Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summertime Blues

That's right, I think I've got a case of the summertime blues with a minor cold (hopefully that's all it is) thrown in for good measure. I feel like like I've been going through the motions recently. Don't get me wrong, I love running but there's been no purpose to it. I'll write more about this soon. 
I've also been feeling tired, fatigued, and my throat's been sore every so slightly for a few days. I'm pretty sure that the reason why I didn't have it last night on the track was because my body was telling me to stop. I didn't listen last night  nor did I listen this afternoon. My 10 1/2 minutes on the rower went fine. After that I started a new core workout. That's when my body started to scream STOP IT DUMMY! So I stopped.
I'm now going to listen to my body and take a week off to rest and regroup. As I mentioned before, I have some thoughts I want to share with you about my summertime blues. I need to re-focus my training and I will be asking you for help. I value your thoughts, advice, and encouragement so please don't hold back.


430orbust said...

Feel better! I think workouts are simply harder in the summertime. Even at home or in the gym it is hard to stay cool, which makes it harder.

I often use the summertime to operate in 'maintenance mode', not concern myself with bad workouts or races, and then start to pick things up in Sept and really crank into gear from Nov-Apr, and in the best years, culminate with a spring marathon.

My suggestion is to take time off until your cold is better, and then dial it back a little for the next 6 weeks.

Also, this is my 3rd summer with a bike. Bike rides in the summer are very refreshing, and I think the cross training has allowed me to keep better fitness than I've had in summers before the bike.

Also, and finally, I only can get 'purpose' to my workout routine where there is a race of some kind on the calendar, otherwise my training totally falls off.

Jocelyn said...

Hope you feel better! Maybe you have the swine flu! Jk, I hope not! Hope you get back out there and run soon. I was feeling the same lack of motivation for a while as well