Illneesss :( *AchooCoughCough*

Thurs – 2k row, 25k bike, 5k elliptical (practice tri)
Fri – coached swim – 1.5-2k
Mon – 15k bike, 5k elliptical, 10k bike, 1k row, squats/ab wheel etc
Tues – 2k swim, 15k bike

Training has all been a little runnish as of late. I managed to bust my foot up on Mondays run, but Ibprofen, ice and bandage seem to have done the trick and its feeling much better. I do, however, have a mingy cold which has been plaguing me.

I decdied to take a full two days off over the weekend, in the hope of getting better, and I am feeling almost recovered. I’ve totally failed at taking any more than that off, but i’ve been training at a slightly easier pace.

The two ailments combined have culminated to make me feel a little lacking in energy. It’s annoying to feel so motivated, so ready to train hard, but to be basically incapable. To counter the frustration, I found myself making a ‘worship wall’ of all my heroes – featuring mainly Alister Brownlee, Chrissie Wellington and some crazy 98 year old marathoner called Fauja Singh.

I guess when the body gets tired, it needs a rest, even if the mind finds it hard to cope.

Published by michellearthurs

I'm an NCTJ Journalist and work at Cycling Weekly. Previous to this, I was the Editor at Total Women's Cycling. I've also dabbled in marketing and copywriting - having been Marketing Coordinator and Social Media/Content Editor at Evans Cycles. My first job was working on a local newspaper.  I've written for a variety of titles on a freelance basis, too. I got into cycling when I entered my first triathlon in 2010. I now race crits, road races, time trials, and do a lot of track training for not very much track racing.

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