I mentioned this briefly in my last post.
Has anyone seen my giddy-up? You’d think that with a break in racing and structured training, I’d be raring to go. Seems I work the opposite way: the less I do, the easier it gets to skip the next workout. The more consistent I am, the more consistent I want to be.
**Noted: same goes for blogging. Or keeping the house clean. Or getting work done. Yeesh!
Lately, every time I make up mind to get back to it, in some way, I get jolted into some stupid stop-start routine. Typically, it’s about 4 days of training followed by 4-5 days of travel/work/etc. that wipe away any progress made whatsoever. It doesn’t help that my drive is driven (see what I did there?) mostly by incentive (races, adventures, etc.) With nothing on the calendar to give me a kick in the pants, it was too easy to kick back and do nothing.
Also? Event food is the worst when you are tired and will power is at level nil #allthecandy.
Therefore, I can summarize training this summer as consistently inconsistent.
My options were: continue to try to get my act together without a looming race (success level: negligible), or sign up and have a race loom (success level: TBD).
So it’s a trip back to Texas for me. It fits the work schedule and it’s far enough away that the looming isn’t so… loomy.