Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Goldilocks and the....

I feel a bit like Goldilocks today.  This program's too easy, that program looks to hard, I need one that is just right!  I have always been the type of person that works better with a plan, well let me restate, I like to have a plan so when I ignore it I know exactly what I'm ignoring.  I don't have a clue why I am like this and honest to god wish I was more easy going.  I feel like if I don't have it all mapped out the world will come to an end but I should know better because my days are unplannable (is that even a word?), I'm rarely out of work at the same time and my days never go as I expect them to regardless.  My workouts are better with my trainer, SHE has the plan, tells me what to do and I just do what she says, most of the time.  This tri training is harder for me.  The two plans I have in hand are both good it's just that tonight I was supposed to run for 12 minutes.  Well I can run for 12 minutes, maybe not in a row but I'd barely break a sweat and I want to push myself more than this, so tonight I decided 30 minutes of 3/1 run/walk and I had a great run.  My legs feel good, I burned a bunch of calories, I broke a sweat and overall I'm really happy about it. Perhaps I should use just the outline of the plan and increase my time to something I know will be challenging and just chill the F* out already.  That's it!  2010 is the year I'm going to CHILL OUT.

That's all I got.

Stats are:
15m warmup, 30m run 3/1 split, 5m cooldown
Calories burned today: 450
Calories burned in 2010:  1650


2010 - My Year! said...

Well, the plan likely assumes that the person starting it has started from scratch, perhaps with a very low fitness level. You, on the other hand have been working very hard the past year. I think you're right about increasing the time, as long as you'll still do it! Good job today!

Runnrgrrl said...

i totally get the need for a plan. can tell you exactly what i didn't do yesterday. and as for your note to chill out...think i'll apply it to myself. needed to hear it. thanks.