April has been a good month for training, nothing really focused or intense but starting to get back into a regular rhythm and even get a few swims in. I also took the decision to push my half ironman from June to August, with other things taking priority I just wasn’t getting the training in. Read more about It’s a family affair[…]
If you looked at my training on Strava over the last few weeks you would never know I’m training for a half iron man in June. In fact writing that actually makes me a little nervous because I really am not doing the training that I’d hoped to at this point in time. Every athlete has to make training decisions based on their own priorities and for most of February the priority for me has not been my training.
On Sunday I had the chance to head out at 6am for a run with no pressure to get back to get ready for work. But instead I chose to stay in bed and have a cuddle with my children when they woke up (which wasn’t long after!). As a dad who runs sometimes those are the priorities you have to make. We’ve been a house of sickness for at least 2 weeks now, which included a trip to A&E on Friday night with one of them, so grabbing some time to relax as a family and take things easy was definitely needed.
The pressure of the training plan is getting to me, a missed run one day due to deciding to stay in my warm bed rather than go out in the cold and dark inevitably means the guilt sets in and a double run day is planned for later in the week. Lunch plans during the Read more about Training plans and toddlers[…]