This week my workouts have hit a sort of wall. In recent weeks I've been feeling increasingly burned-out. At first I thought maybe it was a response to change of seasons and cooler, drearier weather...and seasonal allergies. And, yes, I think these things are partly to blame for my general malaise. But I think my body is also telling me, in the only way it can, to give it a break.
Add to that my realization that my outdoor biking time will soon be limited by snowy roads, so the impetus to cram as many miles as possible into my weeks is there, too. In some ways Winter may serve as a necessary break for me. I am loathe to log much more than 50 miles/week on the trainer.
This week has been a scheduled scale-back week for me...but I've ended up cutting a lot more from my planned workouts than what I initially had on the training calendar. Instead of 19 miles of running I'm doing 15. 60 miles on the bike, rather than 75, and 1 weight workout, instead of 2. No doubles, when most weeks I've been doing 2-3 days with 2 workouts. I just can't motivate myself to do it. As it is I'm really working to psyche myself up for just 1 workout. Tomorrow is a blessed rest day. I think it will consist of laying around, drinking coffee, eating bacon, watching movies in my PJs with the rugrat (DH has a JDRF team ride that will take most of the day), and not leaving the house. It's gonna be AWESOME!!!
Time to drag my butt out for a whopping 5-miler, then I can officially start my rest day. Woot!