Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The bargaining game

When my head is in the right space I am more than capable of completing a quality training session...then again when I am not “on” the bargaining process begins

So what is the bargaining process? Today it started as I dragged myself to the pool.

I had planned to a one kilometer......then again maybe I would not do a kilometer....maybe I could get away with 800 the 25 meter pool....not the 50...

The worst part is that this goes on the whole time I am training. Sometimes it is a constant battle / bargain

Does anyone else do this? Or is just me?

Here is the thing – I managed to get through what I had planned and felt better for it.......

Hope you all have a merry Christmas and happy new year



Monday, December 14, 2009

The very occasional athlete

It finally struck me the other day. I am the occasional athlete

I try to train every day but it ends up 3 to 4 days per week

I plan my sessions religiously but end up doing whatever I can fit in (The plan today was to go for a swim at a trainer session tonight)

I like to compete in races but always seem to have something on, so only do a couple each year. Each time I do one I am sure I could have done better

I have all the gear but little or no idea

And when I am not training I am injured

My name is Greg and I am an occasional exerciser

PS I am training for my next race on the 17th of January....and I am injured......