I am already on my way with a new focus of Maintenance Mode Training. On Monday I met with Justin at the Sports Club to have my Program Assessment. We discussed what areas I would need to focus on based on my 2008 goals. He seemed amazed of all I accomplished in 2007 so when we started the weights I felt… wimpy …. lazy… pathetic to tell him that I needed to lower my weight since it was already rather low to begin with. Even worse when I could not get through a complete set of reps. To really top it off when we started some ab work I flat out could not even do one of the exercises. He suggested some modifications and still… nope … nothing. He was kind but I felt just plan humbled. This workout was crushing me!! One hour of this and I crawled to a spin class to work the fatigue out of my legs.
Weeks ago when I had problems with the knot in my back that resulted in a pinched nerve affecting my right arm I had to stop all weight training and ab work for more than 6 weeks. It just hurt too badly. Several massage treatments later and lots of ibuprofen it is on the road to recovery. I truly was lucky to push through the pain on our last training runs. Now I hate making excuses and will not so I will just move forward and focus on some much needed training areas.
Today will begin my Maintenance Mode Training and will include the following weekly:
Run 25 to 30 miles weekly
Yoga 1 to 2 times weekly
Full Body Strength Training 2 to 3 times weekly to include ab work
Spin indoor 60 to 90 minutes weekly
In another area of focus I am in contact with a food coach and will try and get to the bottom of my GI issues. While I have perfected going potty in the woods fast I would love to change this and actually make it through a long run or race without this issue. Sugar is likely an evil player in these problems and one I will struggle with letting go. Should have more info within a few days.
Lastly, I am excited to say that the girls and I are already tossing around lots of race plans for 2008. We hope to meet very soon so that we can get true planning underway. I am SO excited to see what 2008 holds for us. Miles of trails ahead of us with plenty of laughs and wonderful times to follow. These girls are truly the BEST around!!