Sunday, February 19, 2012
Another weekend in the pain cave.
Another spinervals sweatfest. This one was called Tough Love.
It was kinda tough....2 hours into the ride a guy fell off his trainer. I'm not sure if it was a trainer malfunction or rider error. Either way he managed to wipe another guy out and do some nasty damage to his own arm and shoulder. Scary considering we haven't even made it outside to ride and people are getting injured.
On the training front, this build phase has certainly made me more tired than usual. Yesterday was a long swim /bike /run brick. I ran off the bike and my legs were feeling really good. Today I woke up and my body felt tired...not sore...just fatigued. I had a long run followed by a trainer ride on my schedule and I had put the workout off all morning. Finally I knew I just had to get it done so I threw on my running shoes and off I went. The first 30 minutes of my run my legs were stiff...almost as if they had forgotten how to run....and my brain was doing its best to negotiate an early end to my workout. But then it occurred to me that maybe all this training was just as much about getting my mind into shape as it was my body.
Endurance racing is such a mental game. I think you can train your body to go the distance but ultimately it is your mind that gets you across the finish line.
I learned that lesson today...and I completed my run and my ride.
Tough Love indeed.