Am I starting over? or just finding my base, I mean getting back to my base.
What is a ‘base’ anyway? I guess it only matters what a base is to me right?… I think of it as a I’m not training for a specific event, or distance, I’m simply running for fun, for life, for the enjoyment of it sort of schedule or loose guidelines on what I’m going to do weekly and after a few years of sporadic running – due to injuries, baby incubating and lack of motivation I don’t have base anymore… I think I can head out and do an easy 3 miles but the truth is it’s not easy anymore, I’m literally almost back to zero, like I need to start all over again zero, which is cool, I get it, I took time off I can’t expect it to be easy… it’s just difficult because where do I start? What do I do? I’m not a new runner but my abilities are that of a new runner… kind of. So essentially I am starting over
The big question now is… where do I start? In the past (when training for races ) i’ve tried running 3x, 4x and 5x a week, my favorite tended to be something like
Run 4x a week
Cross train 1x
Is that what I want to work back to? Is that too ambitious? Is it not enough? Ahhh!! What’s a girl to do?
I’ve got an idea, I’m going to take the final for weeks of 2016 to try to get on a schedule, to try to see what is going to work for me and to set my self up for a good 2017. I took an Orangetheory class yesterday (it was crazy intense and I’m signed up for 2 more this week…) so today will be a rest day… anyway in my attempt to find my new normal here is what I’m hoping my next 2 weeks look like… help me stay accountable!
Monday 5th – Rest
Tuesday 6th – 1.5 – 2.5 run/walk miles
Wednesday 7th – Orangetheory class
Thursday 8th – Rest
Friday 9th – 1.5 – 2.5 run/walk miles
Saturday 10th – Orangetheory class
Sunday 11th – Rest
Monday 12th – 1.5 – 2.5 run/walk miles
Tuesday 13th – Cross training TBD
Wednesday 14th – Rest
Thursday 15th – 1.5 – 2.5 run/walk miles
Friday 16th – Rest
Saturday 17th – 1.5 – 2.5 run/walk miles
Sunday 18th – Rest
After these next 2 weeks I should have a pretty good idea if this or part of this is or none of it is or is not working and hopefully I’ll be on my way to getting into a solid routine and establishing my new base, fingers crossed!
Have you ever had to start over? what did you do? and what do you do when you aren’t training for a race?