Sunday, January 4, 2009

Overtrained

I'm still trying to figure it out but I think that I've overtrained. I have pushed it pretty hard the past couple of weeks. It seems like I just don't have any strength, power, or snap in my legs like I used to. I didn't train yesterday and then today when I got on the trainer to do todays workout I didn't have anything. I got through my first set of intervals and then when I went to try the second I just didn't have it. I spent the rest of the time on the trainer just spinning in zone 3 until I hit an hour. I don't know what to do. I might try and just take a couple of days off and chill and try to get something back. I don't really like not training I always feel like I should be doing something and I just sit around all night paranoid. I might just spin on the bike this week and not really do anything to heavy and try to get my legs back to do some big efforts this weekend.

My holiday vacation is also over and I've got to go back to work tomorrow. I kind have gotten used to training and not having to worry about to much else. No big deal. We all have to work I guess. This break was different for me since it was the first time I haven't had to work anywhere else the whole time I was on break. I did put in a couple of shifts at the shop but again that is a job that's fun and not really that tough in the winter. I spent most of the time working on my bikes. It will be nice to go back to work at the college and not have to spend half my day thinking about not wanting to go to another job afterward.

Nothing else to exciting to stay. My focus the next couple of days are going to be trying to get a new diet plan figured out. I want to get a bit more lean. I'm going to take a look at a book the my friend to the north is using and see if it helps. I seem to be carrying a bit of extra in the gut that I just can't seem to shake. Later.

Harp

2 comments:

Bluenoser said...

Maybe you need the three R's right now Harp. Relax, Repair, and Re-train.

-B

bikingbadger said...

Grab a beer and get some carbo loading done, then sit back and relax. Resting is probably the most important bit of training