Are you still motivated to train for your race?

Its mid January and yesterday I saw a few posts on facebook that it was the time when most people give up on your New Year’s resolutions. Have you? 

While I don’t make resolutions, I register for races and the training starts a particular number of weeks before race day.

This year, my main goal race is Ironman Muskoka 70.3, July 12 2020. My Base training started on November 18 2019, and as I am writing this blog post, I am currently on week 9 of a 33 week training plan and this last week has been hard.

I’m more tired than usual and really craving more sleep, so I am listening to my body and getting more zzz. That means I haven’t got up early this week to get my second training session in and not all of my session have been as long as they should have been. Early on in the season, that’s ok.

It’s also cold and flu season right now and almost everyone I know is sick, especially the people I spend the most time with, my colleagues. I feel like my body’s immune system is working overtime and protecting me from the virus. SO, when my body is asking for rest and good food to win the fight against the virus. I listen.

The way I see it, it’s early in the season. This is Base training for another week. Missing a few second daily sessions and cutting a few of them short, sleeping some more may prevent me from getting sick and missing soooo many more sessions.

What is your strategy?  Do you get your training in as is, or do you allow your body some time to heal?

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