Sunday, 20 December 2015

May the force be with you!

It's been a big week in the cinema with many adults reliving their youth and some are even introducing their kids to Start Wars!  It's breaking box office records and Santa will be well stocked up with lightsabers. Stragely it has inspired me in my training this week as I have thought about "the force" within that drives me on.
Every training session is carefully mapped out with targets such as heart rate, cadence whether it be my legs when cycling or my arms when swimming.  But it's the force that keeps you going when it gets tough.  Unusually on Saturday when running in Chatelherault, the force left me at the end!  I'd ran well and at a good pace when we decided to add a little loop on at the end.  My breathing became heavy on a couple of hills and with less than half a km to go, I stopped running a walked the rest of the way.  This just doesn't happen to me but it was a conscious decision.  I'd worked out that the return for the additional pain wasn't worth it - the force wasn't with me.
Today has involved a long swim and a long turbo session and I'm feeling good.  The sessions are getting harder and longer and I'm looking forward to training while off during the holidays.  I was given the option to train on Christmas day but decided to make it my rest day - really don't think getting into lycra when the relatives are heading over for lunch would be well received by Mrs Claus!  What ever your doing on Christmas day, give your loved ones an extra big hug and enjoy this special time with your family and friends.

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