Sunday, April 13, 2014
I've been slowly resuming training. Today I had a great day, swam and ran, with good energy level.
I haven't been back to see the doctor yet, but he said to go ahead and work out but at a lighter level than I had been doing and he'd see me in a month for further advice. That appointment is for next week. I'm sure it will go well, since all my tests were fine and they could find no real problems with my health. Best guess is low glycogen and dehydration during a long vigorous workout on a fairly warm day. Plus, I ain't no spring chicken anymore.
I've altered my eating habits somewhat. I'm eating more now, and not concerned so much about weight loss. I think I was not eating enough because I was trying to lose weight to have less to lug around when running, but I think that worked against me. While I rested for two weeks, I ate more and really tried to take it easy.
I didn't feel very energetic when I started training again. I got tired easier, and sooner. My mind was there, but the body wasn't cooperating. Today I felt better, so I guess it will come back eventually. I'll take it one day at a time from here, just like I always did.
I have a triathlon coming up in May, it's a sprint so I should be okay for that. For some reason I had thought it was an olympic distance, but it isn't. I would like to do an olympic tri soon, and I want to ask the doctor about his thoughts on that. Again, I'm sure he will give me the go ahead.
So, I don't have any races to report on just yet, just this information on my progress. In a nutshell, I feel good, not great. That's only because, to feel great, I need to feel like I've pushed myself really hard and succeeded - something I just cannot do right now.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.