I too would rather I get back on track--with my training plan. A previous post stated that flexibility is a good thing when it comes to a running schedule. However, flexibility is starting to become interference.
My Monday recovery run became today's recovery run this morning. And let me tell you, I hate slow morning runs more than I hate fast morning runs. Perhaps that's because hitherto my latest rash of a.m. training, the only reason I got up this early was for a race. From here on out, it's go fast or fuck it.
But let me try to get back on track again, this is not a rant again running in the wee hours.
The morning run is not the issue here, dude. My failure to adhere my schedule is what has peed on my proverbial rug. Now, instead of running those slow four miles Monday and taking a day off before my planned six-mile race pace run tonight, I have to pull a two-a-day if I want to stay on target and avoid running six days in a row.
My flippancy toward my schedule is a trend that started in Week 3, when I pushed my Monday three-mile recovery run to Tuesday, then pushed my Wednesday five-mile race pace run to Thursday morning and ran my scheduled three miles that afternoon to maintain my Friday off day. Last week, I pushed my Wednesday tempo run to Thursday morning and skipped Thursday's planned three miles.
The result of all these scheduling maneuvers is my motivation has started to wain. And I'm not setting a good example for my protege. It's time to turn the willpower back on.
I can only walk the path I set before me. I've veered off route. I'm making a U-turn.