So I just want to have a little sook- most of last week and this week I am tired. Like so tired. Like I turn my alarm off and go back to sleep tired. This week I haven’t even wanted to train! I have mouth ulcers and I feel like shit.
I don’t know if it’s my training volume catching up with me (it’s a lot more than I usually do), my stupid UC or my new meds or a combination of all three 😦
I’ve missed a swim session and a Z2 hour brick this week but not as bad as I thought. Next week is half normal training and half taper which will drive me crazy.
I don’t know what I’ll do with myself after my race- I think I’ll try and keep up a lot of my training; maybe work on my base and Z2 training? Aaaaaand training for UTA22. It’s seriously so hard to fit in trail running AND triathlon!
Brick tomorrow after work and racing MTC on Sunday!
Never Stop. Ever
The weekends are when my long bricks are scheduled and today was one of the biggest so far- 2:15 bike and 45 run.
Considering how much I hated last Sunday’s ride, today’s went pretty quick and I even got a PR on Lovedale exit climb!
I quickly changed at home for my run (my Tri kit doesn’t have pockets for me to carry the junk that I do for long rides so I wear a bike kit) and headed out away from home- I have learnt that if I loop around home I make up crappy excuses as to why I need to cut my run short,so if I run away from home I still need to return somehow! I hoped my brick run would be 7 minute pace at the most and I averaged 6:38 although that didnt take into account starting Strava and taking a fair while to stuff it in and out of my fuel belt so it may have been slightly faster.
Today’s run had me thinking about a few posts I’ve saw on Instagram lately about being comfortable with being uncomfortable- and that’s something I struggle with. As soon as I struggle I pull myself back so I have really been trying to test my own boundaries in training and get over being uncomfortable.
Considering the last three months or so I’ve only just started doing longer rides and bricks I feel that I’m making slow and steady progress so am happy with that- keep moving forward is all that matters.
Looking forward to MTC long course race on the 14th to see if my hard work is paying off!