Saturday, June 16, 2007

Slow Go But 20 Miles Completed

Thunderstorms began cracking at 3:00 AM. Roads were very wet when I woke up at 5:00 AM. I have my own rule that if there are not raindrops actually falling I will skate no matter what. I headed out at 6:10 AM not sure if I'd complete the 20 I had planned. Next thing you know I've rolled over 10 miles, just passed Porter's house, and I was on my way back home.

Wet roads make for slick skating- greasy is what it's called. Today's skate was really greasy. The dew point was high as well at 68%. The sweat poured and my 48 oz. of water went fast.

I finished in 1 hr 50 minutes. It is a good thing I had to take it slower as I feel on the edge of over training - this last week I have experienced at least 8 of the items on the following list:

Common warning signs of overtraining include:

  • ME - Washed-out feeling, tired, drained, lack of energy
  • ME - Mild leg soreness, general achiness
  • ME - Pain in muscles and joints
  • ME - Sudden drop in performance
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Decreased immunity (increased number of colds, and sore throats)
  • ME - Decrease in training capacity / intensity
  • ME - Moodiness and irritability
  • ME -Depression
  • Loss of enthusiasm for the sport
  • ME - Decreased appetite
  • Increased incidence of injuries.
  • ME - A compulsive need to exercise
I will take it really easy the next two days getting enough rest and quality sleep. Next week I am going to back off on the distance during interval training.

Finally, I will increase my calorie intake too in order to refuel - the refueling starts today with Noser's pig roast!


PS said...

I am so proud of you! You are doing what you have set your mind to do and that is exciting to watch! Oh, crabby is part of it. :)

carlastream said...

No, I typed all of the above!Carla

kristi noser said...

I hope you got filled up!