What is your motivation? To get back in shape? To lose weight? or maybe finish an Ironman. Whatever your motivation is, keep it fresh in your mind. When you want to roll over and hit the snooze button, remember why you set your alarm in the first place. To quote Vince Lombardi,
“Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.”
You can always skip a workout. No one else will know. No one will care. You will just always know that you gave up. You quit.
My motivation isn’t just crossing the finish line at Ironman Wisconsin. My true motivation is to discover my potential. Having completed Ironman two previous times, I have set out this year more determined and more focused than ever. I have a structured training plan, a training team, coaches, and family/friends supporting me. Race day is the easy part, its the early mornings that really count.
Tomorrow morning when your alarm clock goes off, go ahead and hit the snooze button. No one else will care. Will you?
Week totals: 8.25 hours
- Swimming: 2.25 hours
- Biking: 3.5 hours
- Running: 2.5 hours
Tuesday: 1 hour easy spin in the AM and 30 minute run (on the treadmill) + Core workoutWednesday: 45 minute run and 45 minute swim + lift
Thursday: 1hr 15min spin (low intensity, high cadence) in the morning + Core workout
Friday: 30 minute run in the morning (very cold and slow) and 30 minute swim + lift
Saturday: 1hr 15min spin (10 min intervals of hard gear/high cadence with some single leg drills) + Core workout
Sunday: 45 minute run (6.5 miles on the treadmill = boring) and 1 hour swim (3200 yds)
Favorite workout of the week: Got a good workout for my ears. Went to Milwaukee for the Chris Young concert! Definitely worth the Sunday morning hangover!
Least favorite workout of the week: Treadmill runs. I ran on the treadmill twice this week. Time goes so much slower when you run on a treadmill then running outdoors.
Advice of the week: There are really just two kinds of people. Those who say I can’t. And those who say I can.
Thing I’m looking forward to next week: Warmer weather!
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