DEALING WITH SETBACKS
DEAL WITH SETBACKS

DEALING WITH SETBACKS

TUESDAY, APRIL the 22nd

After a demanding day in the office I was happy to go for a run. The plan prescribed 5x ramp down of 3/3/1/3 minutes. Starting very fast ending very slow. We are talking 3:55/4:11/4:30/6:00 minutes per km.

Unfortunately after the day in the office and some very bad news my head was not in the right place for that. My mind gone crazy and I was not able to concentrate. I think we all now that state of mind…

Nevertheless I startet my workout. Warm up for about 15 minutes. Then the first ramp down should have startet. I tried, really guys. But I was not even able to run at 4 minutes per km. The second step (4:11/km) was also not able. My pace dropped down to 4:40 minutes per km and I needed to fight for every step.

The decision was not easy but I stoped the workout. And ran back home. Bit faster than usual, cause I just wanted to get back home.

HOW TO DEAL WITH A SETBACK LIKE THIS?

Well, the answer is simple. Forget about it. Always remember: one missed session will not ruin your season. I’m talking missed session here, because a session is missed if it does not work for the purpose prescribed. In this case it should be a strength building purpose.

So always remember, if you can not do the session right, stop and walk/jog back home. Better to fail at one session, then to endanger the next few sessions.

MY STATS OF MY RUNS FROM TODAY

HOW TO GO ON?

Just start over tomorrow. No, do not try to do the missed session tomorrow. You can not catch up. Forget about it and to the session prescribed for the day. That is the magic. Remember you did a good session yesterday, you will do a good session tomorrow. The one you missed today will not defeat you.

Stephan Ochwald-van Hasz

Hi, I’m Stephan. A husband, daddy to be, dog daddy and a age group triathlete with ambitions. I’m working for a German steel producer in the IT and try to manage the network demands for a living. If you want to archive your Triathlon goals, get in touch, I’m happy to help you.

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