I am working out 6 days a week now, I remember when getting that third or 4th workout in was a struggle. Having a coach and group workouts make a huge difference in keeping me accountable, that and I know that if I want to race then I HAVE to train. That's it, no other choice, I HAVE to do it. Yesterday the group was going 16km but on my plan I had 15 so that's what I did. There were a couple people running 12 and for a few minutes I was making up reasons why I should only do 12, but that didn't last long as I reminded myself that going any less than 15 was out of the question.
Saturday we went for our first outdoor group ride and it was great! I was a little nervous about being on the road but I was with some great leaders who gave us a bit of a run down on the signals and things to keep in mind while on the road. We ended up riding for about 35km in two hours and that was with two stops. We had a few converstaions along they way and I realized how much fun it was to go for a group bike ride...when was the last time you did that? I felt like a kid again just going for a ride with friends and I am totally looking forward to getting out there again!
|This is from the morning of the Chill half|
but you get an idea of how gorgeous the morning can be!
(minus the frost on the cars :)
I noticed this morning that by the time I got home the morning was in full swing, just last week the day was just breaking when I was walking out of the gym.