Lately I have been trying to initiate my 5 minute rule. A rule I read awhile ago about how to become your "own personal trainer".
Workout for 5 minutes, if it still sucks stop, if you feel better continue. It has always worked for me, but as the winter descends upon the Midwest, my 5 minute rule is not working for me lately because it seriously is taking me 20 to 30 minutes just to get out of the door.
I'm loosing my inspiration and not enough perspiration. Arrgghhh...
I'm just trying to tell myself it is all part of the winter blues. Only the "crazies" ride their bikes and run outside in sub 30 degree weather. So why do I don't want to be there also.
I really feel overwhelmed these days. A off-season plan I have been trying to formulate, since I never had one before. But the more I try to map it out (without a coach) the more it seems like a full out, game-on training plan, just the devices are a little different.
Plyometrics, core workouts, weight room, swimming, mountain biking, and trail running in this winter wonderland. 3X's, 4X's, or even 5X's per week. Huh?
Maybe a 5 minute mediation would help. Now if I could not take so long to get ready for that.
So what are you all doing in the off-season? I need some advice.