half marathon training: february update

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Cadence Cycling Studio in Vancouver

I’ve been really busy. I think I am coming down with something. It’s too late. Cleaning has tired me out. I need downtime.

These are all excuses I’ve used as of late to avoid my weekday runs. I keep my training schedule on my fridge so I can tick off workouts as I complete them but I’ve been avoiding eye contact with it. There are more Xs to mark workouts I’ve missed as opposed to checks to mark the workouts I did.

With that said, I have been good at working out 2-3 days a week, but my goal is workout 4-5 times a week. So what have my 2-3 workouts a week looked like? Well, I have been going to a 6am (yup, you heard me) spin class every Tuesday morning, thanks to some pushy girlfriends who encourage me to get my ass out of bed. And I’ve been good at completing my long runs on the weekend. But its the runs during the work week that I have hard time motivating myself to do. It’s too easy to justify staying in after a long day at work.

My goal for the next couple of weeks is to make my training more of a priority and get in those runs and hill workouts during the weekdays. Like brushing my teeth, eating breakfast or doing dishes I just need to make it into a habit.

How do you motivate yourself to workout during the work week?

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6 thoughts on “half marathon training: february update

  1. And that picture is my reason for not wanting to take a class. Euck. How do I stick with my workouts, I keep the goal in mind. First one. A wedding in April I want to look better for. Five weeks. I just have to push myself too.

  2. Now that it’s lighter a bit later I bring my running stuff to work and try to get a hike or trail run in before I head home. If I go home in between it’s so much harder to be motivated to exercise. I’ve also been using a yoga website (yogaglo.com) at home–they have classes that are 30 minutes long and still a challenge, so even if I don’t have a lot of time I can fit something in. Good for you with the spin class–those are so challenging!

  3. Well, since John has signed me up, I have spent hours and hours looking for a 3 -4 day half marathon training schedule not because I am pushed for time, but because I need recovery days in between. Also, if there’s one out there that pairs wine with each workout, I would appreciate the link. :)

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