Sunday, December 9, 2012

Week 3 has come and gone :)

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”
Oprah Winfrey

Week 3 was a recovery week...nice! Although I am still feeling the passion...I'm not really feeling the energy these days...not enough daylight!

On Tuesday, I decided to try the spinning class at my gym. I really enjoyed it and I hope to go at least once a week. Also, I will be meeting with a personal trainer at the gym on Friday and she will do a few tests on me (?) so that she can better prepare my program. Then next Friday, she will spend one hour working on this program with me. I felt a little pressured to buy a few individual sessions! But, since I really do better when I have a program to follow and I also like that program to be modified every few months, I agreed to some individual sessions. However, they tried to get me to buy 2 hours a months (a test and a new program each month)! No way...not going to's not like I don't do anything else. I finally decided to go for 2 hours every 3 months (for a total of 8 hours). It's worth a try, but if I don't feel that it's worth it well I'll have no problem saying no next year!

Do you guys ever feel pressured into paying for individual sessions at the gym?

Overall, I had a good week, but I was really busy and I missed my 30 minute run on Thursday. Not really a big deal. I used to get anxious if I had to miss a run on my program, especially when I first started running. I'd worry that when it came time to do the next session I'd have a hard time and I thought it might have an impact on race day :) No more! I've run too many races where I had to miss months of training due to injury and still managed to maintain my normal pace on race day. I even became a little too zen about the whole thing at some point...I think I'm finding a balance finally.

Nothing much to report this was a 16.5Km long run and I continue to feel strong. Although, I was really tired the last few days. Yet, despite the lower energy level, my running is going well!

Next week, I'll tell you all about the Winter Pentathlon we have registered for as a'll be great fun I'm sure!! :)

                                                     Have a great week! Cheers!


Kate Geisen said...

I use the gym at our YMCA, and it doesn't get much more low-pressure than that. I actually want to get a trainer, kind of like the arrangement you have. I want someone to give me a plan, make sure I'm doing it right, and then give me a new plan when I'm ready.

Good job staying consistent!

Char said...

I haven't been to a gym in years. Not since I discovered running anyway. The gym just seemed too boring all of a sudden. And if I really feel like I need some strength work (which I hate) I can do stuff at home. It really helps when you have a son who's an exercise physiologist.

Robin said...

Great week! Don't worry about the missed runs. I feel that sometimes those missed runs are more beneficial by way of rest! I have been taking a full week off in middle of training cycle to go on vacation, and it hasn't hurt me.

ajh said...

No pressure at my gym. The only personal sessions I did were a gift from my son when he was a trainer. I wasn't his best customer as he didn't think I listened well.

Johann said...

I've never trained in a gym and hope to keep it that way. Luckily our weather allows for that. Keep it going Anne!