> If everything else doesn’t work, at least I have my swimming. Back to the pool tonight after a day off. I’ve been looking forward to this workout as I want to start focussing on the new drills I have learnt. So this is how tonight’s session went. Slow pace freestyle (warm up) 4 x …
> Me and my swim coach Saiful This is how the week went: This is how this week went. Monday SwimTuesday Run, bike and swimWednesday Run and swimThursday Bike and swimFriday SwimSaturday Swim and runSunday Rest This week was a bit messy for me. I had intended to start getting up early to go …
> OK. Well, its no secret that I’m putting myself through grueling training sessions in order to get myself in shape so that I can compete in the triathlon. The particular triathlon I intend to enter is the PD Triathlon in July. There are 2 races, the sprint and the Olympic distance. The Olympic distance …
If it looks like I seem to be writing about swimming a lot, it’s because I’ve been swimming almost every night for the last 2 weeks. It’s my desperate attempt to master this portion of the triathlon in the quickest way possible.
I think I’m making good progress and am hoping to be able to some long slow swim soon.
There’s also the open water swim which I have to experience soon.
Traffic stopping for me during the World Kidney Run 2011
I’ve been feeling lethargic the whole day today. I have several projects coming up in the next few months and have been working hard to ensure success. There’s also been some stress and worries on my mind lately and it has had an impact on my state of mind. When the mind is troubled the body cries out. I wanted to go for a run this morning and for the first time I couldn’t summon the will power to get up. Are all these hours of training catching up with me?
I hope not. My morning resting heart rate has been consistently in the 50 to 53 beats per minute. If I’m suffering from overtraining then one of the first indication is an elevated morning resting heart rate. Overtraining syndrome is a killer and one which needs to be monitored and avoided at all cost. I’ve been going at it pretty hard over the last few weeks and even though I maintain a low to moderate effort (I rarely go beyond 85% Maximal Heart Rate – MHR) I should give my body ample time to rest which admittedly I haven’t.
I’ll write more about overtraining syndrome in a later post.