swimming, biking, spinning, running,…
Summary: The past few training days except yesterday were not mine.
I went swimming with those Triathletes and I had to stop in training – AGAIN. What happened? I had a headache all day long already, apparently I didn’t drink enough and I still lacked sleep. So I was worse than ever – don’t mention my ego. In training after warmup I could easily swim 75 for the first part, but on … 75-100m I suddenly felt struck in my lungs and barely could breathe… From then on I could only swim 25-35m at once and then I plain left water and felt worse than ever (ego and stuff). Went to a whirlpool trying to calm down. In the pool I realized how much my legs still hurt from running on Sunday and Monday, my whole back and neck hard and slightly cramped and how dizzy I am.
With my lesson learnt, I went to bed early and went up late the next day. The day started with a basic workout for about 30 minutes: pull tail, sit ups, push ups, stretching… In the evening it was spinning and running thereafter. During noon I got me a Crossbike for down here and “warmed up” on a short 9km sprint. When it came to spinning I “exploded” and pushed myself to no ends (ignoring the instructor who called it: endurance 🙂 ). Running afterwards felt like running on eggs again, but it was ok…
What I plain don’t understand is the difference in swimming at home and swimming with the Triathletes. Somehow I do it all wrong when down here, but I need to tell myself all the time that it really is different at home. Then again I ask myself: maybe I am that bad but have a different perception of myself when training alone? Maybe some of either?
Maybe my training is not as hard as I feel it and how I write it here? Maybe I don’t realize how much of a parody I am and how far I am from reaching my goal? Ugh! As a reader you might say: nonono far from that! Yet perception can be a tricky thing – I have to take care esspecially on validating my training results.
Anyways: weight, weight, weight – my overweight kills my workouts also and this I must change asap. Right now I feel different from 3 weeks ago due to the refeed pause I made – this worries me. Before that refeed I felt more … like a sportsman.