Today feels a bit like rocking the car in the mud. I feel like I'm doing a lot, but may be not making any progress? Grief is stalking me, but I keep moving.
This morning I
did the whole 60 min power interval session on the trainer. It was tough. I didn't
quit. The power meter says I created 1662 Watts of power, which roughly
translates to 1600kcal consumed. Is that really possible? The intervals
were 3 minutes long x 3 (with 3 min rest). two sets with a rest period
of 8 minutes. I made big hills to make them hard - 3, 4, 5 or 6 %
grade. I used the pain ~ I mean discomfort ~ to train my brain
to think clearly when uncomfortable.
lifted at lunch. I was already stiff and sore from the ride. My left quad gave
me a sharp pain when I did some squats. I think it is from dehydration.
I went into the cold-water bath (and the steam & sauna) after
training to see if that will help.
R helped me bench press 40
kilos. (88lbs). by help, I mean encouragement. He didn't lift it for
me. He stood next to me and told me I can do it. Although it would have
been nice if he had done the ab work instead of me. Ow.
I also have swim practice tonight, which will be a perfect antidote to all sore parts.
I have a 10k race on Sunday. I'm not planning on tapering from
my tri training, so we'll see how it goes on the day. I have a 75 min
run scheduled for Sunday. I think a race-paced 59 minutes will be good
Edited: I skipped swim practice to do parental things. So now I'm watching swim technique videos. geek.