Yep, I am still agonizing over missing one workout in.... 4 weeks. It is probably because I have done every workout I've planned to do in 4 weeks that I am so bummed. Bummed to break the streak, bummed that I'm feeling so worn down that I felt the need to skip my run this morning.
Truth is, I don't feel like I should be feeling so worn down that I'm skipping workouts. I don't feel like the volume of my training is high enough that I should be so tired, and I'm concerned about how I'm going to feel in a few months when I get into the heart of my Vineman training. I know that there will be a certain amount of adjustment that my body will make as I train more. I’m just concerned. Combine this with some recent frustration with body image, and I’m having a lot of anxiety about my coming triathlon season. I’m left wondering what the best plan-of-action in the coming months is, and so far I’ve come up with some ideas.
- · I must start tracking what I’m eating. I’d love to lose a few pounds, but reality is I have no idea on a day to day basis how much I’m eating, and I think it’s possible I’ve lived in diet mode for so long that I am under-eating sometimes. This would lead to feeling over-trained any day.
- · I need to take a recovery week soon. And I need to actually follow through with said recovery week. Decrease in volume, but not intensity. And this does not mean increased intensity because I won’t be doing as much… Must exercise self-control.
- · I need to figure out how to sleep better. I wake up several times a night, and its wearing on me. Up until 6-8 months ago it was very unusual for me to not sleep through the night, I’m not totally sure what changed, but I need to counteract it. Any thoughts? Sound machine? White noise? I don’t really know what the options are, but I need to do some research.