Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Defeating Of Me

May 14, 2009 -

Today was one of those mental toughness days where the only thing I had to do, to have great workouts was to beat my brain into submission. You know those times when you are not overly motivated to workout in the first place and then your brain keeps trying to tell you to go slower, do less, finish was one of those.

The great thing about those days is when you don't give in, but go harder. In stead of slowing down you run faster and rather then do half the swim, you go the distance. Doing this today I broke through about nine brain roadblocks that were trying with all their might to stop me, but like a semi plowing through an old gate...I crushed it.

Stupid brain....I own you!

Day 134 Training Log - Today I had an hour run and a 3400 yard swim (just a hundred yards shy of two miles). I hit the trail for the run and started off a little slow and groggy. My lungs never felt like they were getting a full breath and my legs were heavy so.....I turned up the heat. Ended up about 7.75 miles for a 7:50 pace. From there I went straight to the pool when really I just wanted to be done for the day. The swim set was a warm-up of 800 (200 swim, 200 kick, 200 pull, 200 swim). Then a main set of 2 x 1200 and a 4 x 50 cool down. I was feeling after just the warm-up that I was cooked. No way could I make it another 2600 yards....and then I did. I just swam through it and ended up having a great swim. Each lap got progressively better, I just had to swim it out.


  1. This was a great reminder, THANKS!!! "brain...I own you!" -- love it! :D

  2. Great description and example of why they call it "Mental Toughness."