3/21/11

Week 18

S: 1.74 B:72 R:7
It's been a low mileage week, and a low energy weekend. No long workouts, zero. I was at the Open Water Safety Conference all day on Saturday and didn't eat well, and felt my blood sugar drop significantly in the afternoon. It was a great conference, but I can't take sitting around for long periods of time, and I thought, how ironic if I pass out at this safety conference. Luckily I had brought some fruit with me and a powerbar. I have been feeling light-headed lately and not myself. I have to remember to keep some snacks with me at all times and eat well. Could it be "reactive hypoglycemia"? I don't know. Should see a nutritionist. I'm not worried about skipping workouts so much as I am worried about making sure I have enough energy for event day and get rid of the light-headedness. I got Chris Carmichael's The Time-Crunched Triathlete book and felt relieved to know that I don't have to do 20 hrs a week of training to finish the upcoming 70.3 distance. I feel like 20 weeks was too long for me and that I peaked a loooong time ago. 10 weeks is better. Same with marathon training. 12 weeks max. Not 18 or 20. That's just me. Once I get there and get in the zone I'll be in my element. Guess I will revise my plan for this week start tapering down on intensity and keep it easy, and NOT SKIP MEALS!

4 comments:

fuzzbuzz said...

Never skip meals! Hope you get the lightheadedness under control and all is well. Getting excited for your big race! :)

The Green Girl said...

Oh, Rene, take care of yourself, girl.

I'm glad you are finding a way to make your training schedule work for you.

René said...

Lesson learned: On days that I'm not training, I still need to eat well. Also, embrace the taper.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Taper always messes with my head - I keep feeling like a should be doing more and then I feel like my body is so tired. It never gets easier but it does become more familiar. You're going to rock this race!

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