A Semblance of Normalcy

It’s only been a few days, but I’m happy to report I’m starting to feel back in the swing of things. Maybe cramming eight races into a three month time frame was a rough choice, but I don’t think I’d change that decision after the fact. And I foresee next year having even more races than this season did. 

After FLT I went into quite the workout and training slump. One dismal spin class, short runs here or there, choosing not to get up half the time in the morning. I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say a thousand more times, getting up when it’s still pitch black out is pretty difficult. Especially when I only do a short run and it’s still pitch black out when I get home. 

I got up before my alarm this morning. Griswold was busy shaking his head and pacing and whining about 30 minutes before it was slated to go off, so I rolled out of bed a few minutes early. 

Can you believe that sweet little face is now a 100lbs monster?  

My run this morning was just a 5k run and my stomach started giving my issue the about the last three quarters of a mile or so, so it was definitely a bit of a struggle and it was evident by my time. About a full minute slower than usual. So goes it I guess. Can’t have PR’s everyday. 

I made it to spinning last night too and had a good class. The spin bikes at HWS have full aero bars on them and I find when I settled into the aero position I pick up about an additional 10-20rpms without any added effort. Just another reason for wanting to get a tri specific bike. Free speed? Yes please. I’m gunning for a 3 hour bike at IMCuse, so I need to get faster than I currently am. I need to be diligent about going too. I’m going to take a recovery week after my half marathon in two and half weeks then it’s right into Ironman training time. I roughing out a winter training schedule now which includes Tuesday being a 3 hour spin session. Yup, 3 hours. I’m planning on going to the 5:30 class, spinning solo through the hour gap, then staying for the 7:30 class. And this will give me a prime situation to work on my nutrition plan too.

Overall though, it’s nice to feel like my routine is settling back into some sort of semblance of normalcy as far as my workouts and even my eating go. Time to finally shake my wedding and honeymoon weight. Only four months after the fact, no big deal. 

Also, I’m going to be doing a give away at the end of the week, so keep your eyes open for that. But until freebies, here’s a fun little video to get you through your hump day. 

What do you do to get yourself out of a training slump? 

7 Replies to “A Semblance of Normalcy”

  1. Spin bikes w/ aero bars! That is awesome! Sounds like you are on your way out of the slump, that can be hard. I’m two weeks out from a marathon and I’m starting to feel stagnant and bored. I can’t wait to move on to 70.3 training.

    1. Yes! I have two more 5k’s then a half marathon back to back to back these next three weekends. I can’t wait to shift my focus entirely back to tri training. It’s so much more fun since it’s less repetitious.

  2. I have to say I am really hating this pitch dark in the morning business. I agree with you, it’s SO freaking hard to get out of bed when it’s dark out. The other day when I was swimming, I glanced up at the clock to see what time it was – it was just after 7:00. When I looked out the window, it was still freaking dark. WHAAAAAAA.

  3. I love that picture of your dog as a puppy! My blog is exploding with puppy pictures today as well! And I feel like I’m always in a slump. The thing that got me out of my slump this time was my PR last weekend, so maybe you’ll feel better after your next 5k!

  4. Oh my goodness, your pup! Such a cute baby photo! Our dog is a chow chow/black lab mix and he looked sort of like that when he was a baby. He’s now 70+ pounds!

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