Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Training Funk with a Winner!

So, I haven't posted in about a week...partically because I have skipped a few runs and am ashamed!!!:(
I did two 5 mile runs last week, and then we left on vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, and I was suppose to get my two other runs in...and I didn't!
So far this week I did Body Combat last night, but still no running....so, I have to kick my butt in gear and get some runs in before our 18 mile run this weekend. 
I think I am in the "burn-out" stage of marathon training...I know I need to push through it, but I sooo miss just being able to go to the gym and do my workout classes, and maybe get in a couple 3-5 mile runs.  Nope, I HAVE to get in 4 runs a week with one being a super long one...oh marathon training...why do you torment me so!?!?!
I am still excited about the Chicago marathon coming up, but I am too also doubting myself more and more.  I know I can finish it, but I'm not sure I have the same desire I had week 1...where I was going to run the whole thing...with my friends!  Now I think because I have had to walk some of my longer runs, it has gotten me down and now all I can picture is being lost in a sea of people on race day mentally and physically pushing myself through 26.2 long miles....ALL.BY.MYSELF!  Kinda depressing...dontcha think???
I know I will come out of this funk....I am going to try to incorporate some more cross-training into my weeks...I hope this helps break up the running, and on occasion, I might even replace a running day with cross-training...I have to do something to make sure I get motivated again to complete this sucker!!!
Does anyone else ever fall into the "training funk"?  What do you do to overcome it?

Now onto the winner of my CSN gift card giveaway.....
There were 55 entries into my CSN gift card giveaway.  Using random.org, it drew the #7.....
So, the winner of the $35 CSN Gift Card is...DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sTyliSH, please send me your email address to me at stephanie_walter0409@hotmail.com  and I will forward it over to CSN so they can send you your gift card...hope you get something fun with it!!!



Anonymous said...

is the title of ur post supposed to be 'funk'?

i totally understand about the funk. a few days off, maybe a yoga class or some biking and a new workout shirt or socks, will bring you back to where you are supposed to be

take it easy and ull get ur motivation back!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Aneta...I sooo meant funk!!! I guess I would get some attention to this post if I would have left it...huh???:)

Sherry said...

I definitely have my fair share of running funks - I usually go out and buy something running related to motivate me to get out there and run. Good Luck on Chicago!

Evolving Through Running said...

Agree with Sherry. Sometimes a new running gizmo, simple or complex, helps rev up the interest again. Can be as simple as a new pair of socks. Just something new to shake the routine a bit.

Anonymous said...

I definitely have running funks.

I was really worried about my first marathon, because I didn't have a friend running with me. But in reality, I was running with thousands of other runners! And there were tons of people there to cheer on strangers.

Training for a marathon is tough, and there's definitely some burnout/rough weeks. Just remember, when you're at that start line, you won't regret the workouts you did, only the workouts you didn't do!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

yah, currently dealing with a training funk at the moment. I'm just not as fast as I wanna be, and it's hard to see the numbers after my runs.

but, i try to keep saying...it's all a process right?

congrats to the giveaway winner;-)

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

sorry, but now i'm chuckling b/c I saw the first comment ask if title was supposed to be funk. wish i wouldv'e seen the initial word!!;-)

track coach and adorable wife said...

Yea, i'm curious as to what the first word was too! I get in beginner funks. Buying something pretty to wear does help a lot. Switching to triathlons has been the biggest help bc I am lovin the bike. Hard work but in a different way. I recommend it for some cross training, it can really help your running too! Plus you may become a tri or duathlon convert!

Velma said...

You will make it though this phase - it is tough, but you got it.

I will be at Chicago, so maybe we can meet up :)

Running Diva Mom said...

tagged you with a little something on my blog! Thanks for being such an amazing inspiration!!!

Forward Foot Strides said...

I am in a training funk right now. :-( I ususally sign up for another race when that happens, so that I HAVE to get out there!

sTyliSH1 said...

I've been in a funk about working out all weekend also, why is it so easy for us to get discouraged and ashamed so easily?? Let's hope today is a better day. :)

Thanks for the prize!! That totally brightened up my day!

Teamarcia said...

Yes there's a lot of running funk going around. Add me to the club. I keep trying to press on and dig out. Hopefully I'll see you in Chicago!