Mar 14: Day 30
Planned workout(s): Run: 5 minutes Z1, 5 minutes Z2, 7 x (1 minute Z4/2 minutes Z1) 5 minutes Z1
Weight: The bloat is gone. 172.
I feel like crap. I mean, absolute crap. It started yesterday playing ball and frisbee with the little scamp in 9 degree weather. It got progressively worse: nausea, head congestion, sniffles, tickle in the throat, classic cold stuff. I got through yesterday and even worked this morning, but by noon I was so wiped I stayed home for the afternoon.
I don’t know if I will stay home tomorrow, but if it doesn’t improve, I will. Meanwhile, I still did my run today. Had to be on the treadmill because it’s still damned cold and I didn’t want the exposure to make it worse, but I gutted it out.
Why? Why not rest? That would have been the wise thing to do. However, as I lay in bed this afternoon thinking about it I decided to give it a shot anyway. You never know–I might feel less than good on the day in question but short of a medical tent I’m not going to back out of the Ironman, so in part it was me telling myself to learn to gut it out even when I feel poorly. In another way, it was just me being stubborn. I hate missing workouts.
I did it all, even the sprints, although I was rather glad I was home alone at the time because I probably would have scared my family with how I looked. I was seeing colors by the time I got done. >_>
Let’s hope tomorrow is better, as I have 2 workouts. The bike is all Z1 so not a big deal, but the swim has 10 50m sprints, and I KINDA need to feel up to those.
Well, here’s hoping. Cheers!