2015 New Years Resolution
Over the past couple months I have been going in a new direction with my racing and training and along with that I have gotten rid of a few things that I want to share with everybody. Along with getting rid of these things that I mention in a second I feel much better about where I am at in my training and I dont feel so tied down. I feel my training has become more simple and free.
In 2015 I am going to get rid of my running watch and I am not going to worry about logging miles and planning out routes to run or anything. I am just going to simply walk out the door and run and workout. I am going to do this by simply listening to my body.
I have learned over the years as a coach of others and a coach of myself that YOU, YOURSELF is the best coach you could possibly have. Im not saying coaches of others aren't necessary but when it comes down to it only you, yourself knows your body better than anybody else. You know best on how you are feeling on certain days, or if you should push yourself harder on a run, or even hold back a day or two or weeks because you feel flat. I have caught myself getting so consumed with mapping out my runs and sticking to a regimen and having to log miles and type out my thoughts out on each run and how much vertical gain I got or how many intervals I did. All of these things are great and at one time in my athletic career it came in handy and should be focused on but I am at a point in my training that I feel I need a change. Thats why I am simplifying everything I do and getting rid of all this and I am just going to do it.
So with all that said if you are reading this and you feel some sort of way you can relate to this then take up this challenge for yourself in 2015 and let me know how it goes for you. Like I said I have been doing this already for a couple months already without really noticing it and I feel so much better about everything. Its less complicated, I dont think about it as much I just go out and simply run or bike or climb stairs, or anything. Just be smart about what you are doing and don't forget to listen to your body.