Today starts week 11 of my Lincoln Marathon training. That means 13 weeks to go!
I started thinking last night that I probably need to start doing strength training as part of my plan... I do some but I know I should do more. I definitely don't do an hour a week. In fact, I could be doing in right now instead of writing this!
I thought wouldn't it be so great to have a personal trainer once a week? Not because I don't know what I should be doing, but because I'm just not doing it. It would be so nice to have someone go through the entire workout with me and make me accountable for showing up.
I also just realized because I didn't work out last night I missed my Pact (on Pactapp) and I will now be charged $5. Way to go, me.
I like Pactapp... I really do, but it's becoming a bit of a struggle to use with the bike indoors. The Pactapp works by you telling it how many workouts you are going to complete in the coming week. When Monday comes, you have seven days (M-Sun) to complete X workouts. You can do 1 through 7, up to you. A workout counts as 30 minutes of an activity with which you use it's Motion Tracker, a 30 minute GPS-tracked activity during which you move more than 1 mile (I think it's only 1 mile anyway), or by hitting 10,000 steps as monitored by your phone's built-in step-tracker. To my knowledge it doesn't work with a foot pod. My only option is to put my phone somewhere on my leg and turn on Pactapp's motion tracker. It;s REALLY annoying... in fact, I thought about canceling the Pactapp for this reason. However, if I had remembered I had a workout I needed to do yesterday, it would have given me the motivation to do it instead of take an early rest day.
This week is going to be tough, I already know it. But I NEED tough weeks... so far I feel like I have been cruising through this plan so I am ready to feel like I'm working hard.