"Hi, my name is Tri-Stemmet and I am a Tri-coholic". Guess this is what I will be saying if I ever have to attend an AA meeting.
They say that you get addicted to exercise and I can confirm that. After my slight mishap the week before last I wasn't allowed to exercise for two weeks due to me having concussion. Having issues with my foot made the decision easier and last week I did nothing.
But since this past weekend I was becoming irritated, grumpy, restless, call it what you want but I was not happy and something was missing. I kept reminding myself that I need to take it easy this week and can start training again next week but the more I was thinking about doing nothing this week the worse it became.
Eventually I cracked under the pressure today and did an easy one hour on the CompuTrainer.
When I came home after work I told Kim I am going to get on the bike. I thought she was going to give me the "you are only allowed to start training next week" speech but she just said OK. I think she couldn't take it anymore more with me just sitting around and irritating everybody.
As I was going along during the session I just concentrated on keeping my heart rate below my Threshold rate and enjoyed every minute of it. After the session I didn't even look at the power file, I was just happy to be sweating again.
All I can say is the next week or two is not going to be easy getting back in shape but I will take a blood, sweat and tears training session any day instead of just sitting around. Apart from loosing form I am also gaining weight by the day and although I try and eat as healthy as possible it is just so difficult if you are not training.
I can't wait to get to the pool tomorrow and see where I am at, regarding my swim level. The only good thing about being a bad swimmer is I don't loose that much in the pool. I've seen in the past that when I return to training after my off season, swimming is the discipline where I don't loose that much.
Bike: 1H02, 32km, 922 kcal, 130 bpm ave.