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Overtraining

Friday, April 23, 2010

I thought I was overtraining, but I was enjoying it so much that I couldn't stop. I am training for a triathlon that is just a bit over a month a way and I still at this point can't manage to swim consecutively for more than a lap. So I keep swimming. It wouldn't be so bad if I could swim slowly and practice at even 50%, but as soon as I look at the other side of the pool and dive in, well I am swimming as fast as I can in desperation to make it across the pool. I have successful started out slow a few times, but the second I think about something else I am just flying across the pool. You know what happens when I complete a lap? I need to take a breather, I can hardly catch my breath and heart is pounding.

Yesterday I rode my bike to the farm (8 miles) were I work, I knew I was planning on swimming and possible going on a hilly bike ride so I ate a lot of food. An orange, egg frittata, fruits and nuts, and some salad and pesole all before 2pm. Well as soon as I finished lunch I crashed. I couldn't figure it out, I felt so heavy and I had no energy. The bike ride to the pool was as if I was riding against the wind. When I made it to the pool, I was worse at swimming than the day before...

Well today I read the article on over training, and I guess I am taking it easy today...
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LILPAT3 4/23/2010 1:27PM

    I found it hard to keep from swimming as fast as I could when I first started swimming. One drill that I do is swim about 10 or 12 strokes, roll over on my back and float, roll back and swim so more....etc. It allows me to relax in the water and take my time. I know you will get to the point of swimming continuous laps.! Take you time, the race is never won on just the swim or the run or the bike. Keep up the good work.

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LORIANNHOFFMAN 4/23/2010 10:29AM

    Good girl. I didn't make it to the gym today either. I got sidetracked making my vision collage. You will get there - I believe in you!!!

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