Been a long time since I posted, too long really. Several times I started to write something but it kept going in all kinds of directions. Like I was scatter-brained or something…. Well, maybe I am but that is a different conversation all together…..
So now, today, after an epic failure last night on the deadmill I think I am starting to figure things out. I am fatigued far more than I want to admit. My HR is consistently higher than in past – especially considering I have been training regularly for 14 weeks. My weight is above were I would expect it to be with the training too. My calves have issues. Not injuries – yet but bothersome none the less. My feet even bother me. Something I haven’t experienced in a long time.
Maybe what I need to do is forget all this training stuff and go skiing. This is the best snow year we have had in many years and I have yet to get out other than for an hour with Carole at UMO 2 weeks ago. Sure we had fun and the snow was nice, but it was short. Also, when I go skiing with Carole, I actually want to be ‘with’ her – not off by myself just because I can go a little faster….
Then again, if I don’t continue the bike workouts, I will be diminishing my ability to do well at IMLP this summer. To make it worse, every time I think I am ready for a run I get slapped in the face by my own lack of fitness. Sore legs, sore feet, crampy calves and last night tight adductors and a funny weakness in my hamstrings….. I’m a mess….
What I think will help the run is if I can do 30 to 40 minutes at an easy pace 4 times a week, build to 5 per week. Then add volume so I can get back to 35 to 45 miles per week in time. Do like the experts say and only increase by 10% per week so I don’t add real injury to the weakened state I am in……
I also started to swim this week too. I’ve signed up for 8 lessons all on Monday’s at 6 PM and I figure I will swim on Friday’s too on my own.
Seems like I just want to do too much. bike 3 days a week, run 4 days, swim 2 days and go skiing 3 day too….I know that ain’t gonna happen – it’s just too much….. Especially if I am already suffering from deep fatigue……..