Monday, November 21, 2005

Feeling flat

I thought having a rest day meant that the body recovered and you would be raring to go on your next workout. Hah! If that's the case, I've been gypped because I feel blah and very flat. Saturday was my rest day and yesterday I could barely drag myself out of bed in the morning - so the idea of a cycle went out the window. I finally managed to get out the door late afternoon for a run but it took quite a while to get into it - 20mins to be precise.

Session - 20min easy run with 2 x 5min faster bursts (5min RI), followed by 24.50min easy running.
Distance - 11.4km
Time - 59.50min
Av pace - 5.15min/km (the 2 x 5min were 4.57min/km and 4.27min/km respectively)
AHR - 157; MHR - 195
Calories - 603
Weather - very warm, blue skies, slight breeze.

As I said, it was a good 20mins before I felt reasonable; after that, I improved. It was an out and back course down to Lake Ginninderra and on the way back, just before a short, steep, nasty little hill, 2 cyclists on mountain bikes came racing down the hill side by side. It was a close shave - I could've been Squashed CJ (or possibly worse because they were going really fast) but somehow we all managed to swerve different ways at the last minute.

We spent part of yesterday at the Kingston markets where I bought a paua shell necklace, pictures for our 'new' house, and fudge (the best ever, to die for fudge).

Today I still feel flat and had problems getting out of bed this morning, so any idea of cycling again disappeared! I've got the Bilby's swim squad tonight so I probably need to conserve my energy for that!

Only 6 sleeps to the first triathlon for the season (for me) - Women's and Girls triathlon on Sunday morning. It is a 400m swim/14km cycle/4km run.

Also, got a text message from a good friend Kezza, the other night to say that she had a fall when cycling on the weekend and broke her collarbone and also needed stitches. She was training for the Canberra Half Ironman and is feeling really down because she can't do it now. :-(


Jen_runs said...

Glad to hear that you survived your encounter with the cyclists - you are tiny enough as it is!

I almost feel more tired after a rest day too. Not fair !


PS Thank you for your kind comments

Lulu said...

I too feel better when I keep on running! Hope you get your mojo back in time for the tri next week,

TA and the Gnome said...

Have a great time at the tri and just think how quick your bike leg will be with 'our' new shoes. Enjoy it.


Wobbly man said...

Hi CY, sorry to read your last one was a dud. I'm a firm believer that somedays were were just not meant to run! The new Garmin is in hand already! It was great to talk to you the other day anyway - see you in Canberra in April.. I hope.

strewth said...

Poor Kezza - that's devastating news for her & for us cos we won't be able to see her. Hope swimming went well tonight. speedygeoff's session was hot and hilly - you were missed! See you at Nth Lyneham tomorrow hopefully.

Tesso said...

CJ, everyone has days like that so it was almost a relief to read this post and realise you were normal!

Maybe the fudge will perk you :-)

2P said...

A squashed CJ would really be flat :-)

eh - sometimes ya just have those days - go with the flow.... it will get good again very soon ;-)

Hilda said...

Maybe is a sign that the race is coming, so still this shouldn't be a very hard week, right?
After all that trainning you should be already prepared for the weekend.
Sorry about your friend, that should be very sad.

Al Carter said...

CJ - I had a tired weekend too! Sometimes we just have to stop.
They do say that a taper leaves you feeling lethargic so maybe rest days do too!
I feel for your friend - at least she will race again! Bike accidents are not very pretty!

Gronk said...

Don't worry, you'll feel nice and fresh by the weekend. Best of luck on Sunday CJ !