Weekend and training summary
Just want to say thanks for the encouragement and comment from my last post. I will reflect more about it....
Let's start off with last week's training (Feb 5th - 11th)
Mon - off
Tues - Bike 60', Swim 0' (planned 60', bailed work-related)
Wed - Run 60'
Thurs - Bike 60', Swim 10' (planned 60', ribs were hurting, I called it off)
Fri - Run 40' (palnned 55')
Sat - Brick 170' (2 hr bike + 50 min run)
Sun - off (snowboarding at night)
Total hours - 6 hrs + change
I can't say this is a good training week. Work has been piled on and I need to manage my time better. I am start using my palm pilot so I can plan my week ahead.
Funny thing about the rib hurting is that this is from snowboarding two weeks ago. I felt nothing until I got in the water. Everytime I pull with my right arm, the right rib hurts. After 10 min, I called it off. There is no need to make it worst. I swim this morning, it felt better already.
The brick on Sat was a learning experience. Heart rate wise, I was staying within Zone 2. I spent a lot of time grinding in the big gear. When I got on the run, I felt nauseous. Either I am taking it too much calories, not drinking enough water or I am working too hard and it shut off my stomach. I didn't really run. Spent a lot of time walking and sipping down water.
Paranoid creeps in. What if I have the same problem on Ironman? It will be a long day..that's for sure... Then I realize this is why I am dialing my nutrition now. I rather blow up on training than on race day.
Went snowboarding on Sun night. My friend's ski pole hit his glasses and shattered one of the len. God must be with him b/c the broken lens miss his eye. He got a few stitches. We stayed at the hospital for 3 hours before they let him out. Nurse was saying that if it wasn't for his glasses, he would lose an eye. Called him up last night. He seemed pretty good.
Side note: On the way back home from the snowboarding, we stopped off for McDonalds. It was 3 am and nothing else was open. I had a Big Mac combo and 5 min after eating it, my stomach was complaining for the crap I fed. Woke up the next morning and felt like I had a hangover.
When your body runs on premium fuel...don't lower the standard...it will whine and complain...