I've never been one to need a push to get things done. If there is a deadline, I am going to make it. If there is a goal, I am going to reach it.
I've also never been one to ask for help. I believe that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. In fact, if I ask for help and the results don't come quick enough, I've been known to step in and pick up the slack. Did I mention I am impatient? (Note to J: I am NEVER going to step in and clean the office. That shit is yours to deal with. Might as well get on it now ...)
Despite theses two traits, I am finding that recently I am struggling with getting my workouts done. I'm not burned out. I'm not unmotivated. I just keep pushing them to the back burner, telling myself that I will get to it later. But, later never comes.
Last week, I took five rest days. Four of them in a row. I only took five rest days all of last month. There is some sort of insanity going on around here. And I know exactly what it is ...
I have zero accountability.
No races scheduled for six months = No training plan
Training 99.9% solo = No one to get your sorry tail moving
Talk about setting up yourself to fail. Honestly, I never considered how much I was relying on external cues to keep myself accountable. I (pompously) assumed that I was just so on top of my game that I didn't need anyone or anything else to keep me moving.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
Endurance training is not a solo venture.
Unless you want to fail. And last time I checked, failure is not an option.