Friday, May 12, 2006

Running on Empty

"Running on empty, running blind, running into the sun but I'm running behind."


Oh, sorry. Didn't see you there. Is it possible to sleep in zone 3. I think I did this morning. I'm like a cycling vampire, riding in the dark at the picnic loop to get in the miles before work and the rise of the sun.

True confessions: I have been exceeding the training schedule on my long runs. I mean if 8 is good, 11 is better, right? And why not an extra swim? I'm not OCD'ing on whether I'll have enough in the tank on race day in six weeks. Really, Wil, I'm not. I can stop any time I want.

At the end of three weeks of building volume, my simple 1.75 hour foundation ride at moderate aerobic effort was almost more than the legs could handle. If I complete my brick tomorrow and my long run on Sunday, it will be a freaking miracle. But Robo would never anger the training schedule gods by dropping a workout, or taking some rest. What would Robo-Stu do?

Woozy in the shower, light-headed in the elevator, that bowl of oatmeal just wasn't going to cut it this morning. "I'll be having a bacon egg and cheese breakfast taco," I heard a voice say, which sounded remarkably like my own. "Actually, I'll have three."


I don't remember eating them, let alone what they tasted like.

Monday. Rest day. Next week, recovery week. z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z


Curly Su said...

3?!? awesome!

Chris said...

Recovery weeks are AWESOME! Have a great one. :)

Habeela said...

Yup. I'm doing the mental equivalent of your triathlon training. Next week, rest week. Ready to get some Z's. Great post! Enjoy the weekend.

Veeg said...

That's a taco for swim, taco for bike, taco for run -- makes PERFECT sense!

Comm's said...

I love that line...sleep in zone 3. I will be using that for sure. Makes so much sense.