Yesterday morning I was really tired I was just not up to any training. Don't know if it was the long weekend or the miserable weather during the weekend as it was raining all the time.
When I told Kim about the way I feel lately her remark was "That's exactly how you felt last year"
I couldn't remember and decided to have a look at my blog post from last year just before Ironman. And yes Kim is right, if you read the posts leading up to Ironman South Africa, all the things I am experiencing currently is nothing new.
Funny how soon I forget but the tiredness, craving for junk food and the lack of motivation to train is nothing new. I think because their was an Ironman (which was very special and because it was abroad)between this one and last years Ironman SA I can't remember all these symptoms leading up to Ironman.
It was so amazing reading all these posts and experiencing exactly the same thing a year later. Hope the pattern stays the same as last year, because I soon felt better and had a great race. I even saw one post where I emailed MarkAllenonline asking for advice about the way I feel and their advice was to cut back the distance on the workouts for a day or two, get some more sleep and I should feel better.
I think I am going to keep the motion going but just cut back on the duration-same as last year.
Above is a picture of the Donuts I've been craving for the past few days. Eventually went to the Donut shop on Monday and bought some, think the craving is over now.
As I said training's been really hard lately and when I say hard I mean Physiologically and not physically.
Yesterday I could manage the moderate bike but was mentally drained as I had to do it indoors on the trainer as it was raining. I had to swim later the day but with the cold rainy weather I was just not feeling up to it.
This morning was suppose to be my speed run session but that also went out the door.
Run: 2h20, 28.2km.
Bike: 2h30, 80.2km, 123bpm,