Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sniffle, sniffle

I have no one to blame but myself.

After not getting a lot of sleep last week it probably would come as no surprise that I now have the sniffles. Yuck. It all resides in my head though, and not in my chest which is probably somewhat good news.

Despite feeling kind of "meh" on Monday I went to the gym and rocked a run on the treadmill and I felt fantastic. Then I came home and by the time I went to bed it was kind of tough to breathe through my nose. I debated pulling the plug on swimming but for some reason I bolted awake at 4:01 am on Tuesday, well before my alarm was scheduled to go off. Not even Maggie was interested in waking up that early, but I figured that since I was so awake I should get to the pool. And I had a fantastic swim! Because I had gotten up so early that I had a chance to eat a bit of breakfast before going, then knocked out a 2100m workout.

After having such a good run and swim I wasn't sure what to do about my spin on Tuesday night. Ultimately I knew I wanted to get it done and I figured I could just take it easy if I wasn't feeling quite so top notch. I didn't wear a heart rate monitor just in case I did wind up not pushing that hard. Angie's workout though? Not one that was easy to coast through! We did loads of low cadence stuff. Hard work, but it felt really good. The last thing we did was start 6 gears up from our lowest gear, pedal above 100 rpm, drop a gear every 10 seconds for one minute (so you wind up in your hardest gear) and try to keep the rpm as high as possible as you drop down. That was insanity. But of course I was glad I had gone!

Today is a rest day. I get an extra one this week since I'm racing on Sunday. Despite it being a rest day I have a lot of stuff going on, but fingers crossed I'll be able to get to bed early!

10 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

try to rest up! Sounds like you're kicking butt!

Melanie said...

sending speedy healing vibes! Hope you feel better soon! :D

Marlene said...

I didn't know 4am existed. :)

Awesome job on all the workouts. Now make sure you catch up on some sleep and get well soon!

Wes said...

Sounds like you are building momentum for a great Sunday!!

Missy said...

Extra rest for an extra good race! Best of luck!

It IS hard to get in the water with any kind of congestion - you can feel like your head is going to explode.

Iron Greg said...

I wasn't aware that 4am was a real time as well?? That is early, good on you for getting up and getting to the pool :)

Jen said...

Feel better.

Marathon Maritza said...

Sorry you're sick! And hey, if working out is actually feeling good, then it's fine. Just rest the rest of the time!

Good luck on the race, I can't wait to hear about it!

RunToFinish said...

you have been doing so much lately, hope your drinkin up those healthy smoothies ;) feel better and good luckkkkk this weekend

aron said...

make sure to get some rest and hope you feel better ASAP!