Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tired & More Tired

This week is not going so great for me. The past two days I have set my alarm and the past two days I have reset that said alarm so I could sleep more. I don't know what it is, but I just feel so tired this week. Even when my alarm goes back off I still want more sleep. As for my workouts, I'm not missing them, I'm just doing them at a different time. Yesterdays morning tempo run got pushed back to a lunch time tempo. Now I don't mind running during lunch, but when I push it my face stays red for at least an hour which makes me look silly at work. And actually my run went well with splits of: 7:21, 7:34, 7:36, and 7:17 (yeah negative split). So I guess I can't complain too much because I don't think the run would have went as well if I tried doing it half asleep with no real food in my stomach.
As for today, I had all the intentions in the world of going to Haines Point in the morning. When the alarm went off at 5:45, I turned that sucker off until 7. Which means another lunch time workout. I guess not a big deal. I would be more mad at myself if I actually skipped the workouts all together. I suppose doing them at a different time of day is not the end of the world.
Speaking of changing workout times, I forgot to bring my swim suit to work yesterday, which meant I could not swim right when I got off. Instead I went home and napped for 45 minutes, made dinner, and watched an episode of Nip Tuck. After all that I left at 7:45pm to go to the pool. This is super late for me because my eyes usually want to shut by 8:30. Regardless I had an ok swim and managed to swim 3000 yards. I actually thought I had counted some laps wrong because I finished so fast for me. I added an extra 100 at the end just in case and didn't count it in my total. I'm either really bad at math or I'm getting faster and surprising myself. Once I got home, I was still a little wired from the swim and didn't fall asleep until 11. Maybe this is way I was so tired this morning?
On a side note I bought chocolate and swedish fish after my swim last night. They tasted so good! I wish I wasn't such a pig because I would like some today but they are all gone.

Anyhow, as I am writing this all I am thinking about is sleep. Wish I didn't have to coach tonight so I could nap again after work. 
Happy Thurs All :) 


  1. Important question: Did you melt the chocolate and dip the Swedish fish in it? Also, have you ever considered using Swedish fish instead of Gu Chomps? I think they're basically the same thing.

    When was your last stepback week? If it's been a while, that might be why you are tired.

  2. I agree you probably need a stepback- you have been racking up serious bike miles. And hey- you're still getting the workouts in! Don't be so hard on yourself.

  3. if it was possible, I think I could sleep 20 hours a day. I can't get enough!!

  4. I think we should all quit our jobs and just sleep, eat and train. It would make everything a lot easier.

  5. I had a stretch a few weeks ago where I just couldn't get up in the mornings and ended up with a lot more evening workouts than I would like. I didn't change anything and somehow ended up back on my morning routine eventually. Hopefully after a few more days of extra sleep in the morning, you'll be back on track.

  6. I 2nd the sleep, eat, train, idea.

  7. Haha--I could almost write a post that would mirror yours. Ironman training, is also good mental training...haha. Took me along time to stop feeling guilty for having naps all the time.