Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Buttons - stupid buttons

AM - 60min Tempo Run

Mood - unmotivated, I don't know why...ah yes, I'm probably over reaching.

I was planning on doing 3 x 10 mins at 170-180bpm with 5 min floats. I take the first 10 minutes nice and easy and try to wake up. This is the first morning in forever that I skipped my english muffin w pb/honey and just stuck with a GU Roctane. Since I was going to push my pace I didn't want the excess food in my tummy trying to digest mid-run. I'm not sure if this was such a good idea as I felt like my body was consuming its self for the majority of the run. 10 minutes in and hit the TURBO button....if you don't have one of these I highly recommend getting one, not to be confused with the EASY button :D. 8 minutes into my tempo I'm stopped by a damn traffic light. Uh oh, dizzy, very, very dizzy. I almost fell over at the light but thankfully caught my balance on a lamp post. Ugh, I can't breath....now I feel like I'm going to vomit. I don't get it. I used to get out of bed and do tempo or track runs all the time - 4-5 months a go. My body hates 180+ HR, not only my body but my lungs and my brain - it's a complete mindF$#%$! I regain my composure and run the last few minutes of the tempo out. Ah - 5 min easy float. S^%#! time to pick it back up again. 5 minutes into the tempo I hit the ABORT button, these are a nice addition *ahem* "cop out" to the turbo button. My body just wasn't having it, my energy was non-existent. This was all wrong, just wrong I say. I took it easy for another couple minutes and tried it again. Nope, TURBO button is now broken :( I should really go ask for my money back. I continued to try to fix it throughout the remainder of the run. It would work for a few minutes and then go haywire and force me to slow down. S^%$, I'm sure a pair of jumper cables would do the trick. But really, would it be worth it? Proof I have lost my anaerobic drive. It's bittersweet I suppose. I'm also in my recovery/half-a$$ed taper week. I wanted to do a bit of high intensity work to get the "race pace" feel early on in the week but this will not happen. I need to allow more then 1 day of recovery and I'll be too close to race day later in the week. C'est La Vie!

Evening swim

500 warm up

3 x 100s - 25 A-ok, 25 Fist, 25 Karate, 25 Free;10
2 x 50 one arm glide; 10
2 x 50 one arm catch up

1 x 250 paddles; 15
1 x 250 buoy; 15

Main Set
4 x 100 (75 easy, 25 hard);10
4 x 100 (50 easy, 50 hard); 10
4 x 100 (25 easy, 75 hard); 10
4 x 100 (100 hard!); 10 - this felt much better then this morning, suppose the turbo button is fixed.

Cool down - 200

Total yardage - 3300

1 comment:

Joe Tysoe said...

where do I buy some of these buttons?

I have one that says "tired and confused"