Friday, August 10, 2012

Help someone took my motivation...

As I have mentioned before, I have really had a blast with ironman training. I have looked forward to workouts and enjoyed them... until now...
This week has not been good at all. I have been tired. Beyond tired. My motivation has been zapped and I feel like I'm just going through the motions because they are on my schedule.
I have basically struggled all week to get anything done. The pool...dread it, biking... I hope it rains so I have an excuse not to do it, and running...well I don't know.
My pool and cycling times also seem to be getting slower instead of faster which is frustrating.
Despite feeling like this for a solid week, I have not skipped any of my workouts, until today. This morning my alarm went off at 5:30am and I just turned it off to go back to sleep. I slept till 7 and I'm still tired and I still have to run 10 miles. The funny thing is I have looked forward to this shorter run, but when it came down to it, I just couldn't make myself do it this morning. Which means I will either have to force myself to do after work or run on Sunday after Jason's tri.
What I really want to do is just take a whole day off and do nothing. I mean just lay in bed all day and be lazy.
Yes, I know I sound like a big pile of complaining....
And I don't know even want to think about cycling tomorrow. I only have about 60 miles. This should be easy. It's got to be better than last weeks ride.
Two weeks left. I can do this.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. Happy Friday All :)


  1. I was feeling the EXACT same way last week. Listen to your body and stay positive. You've done the hard work. I am just starting to feel normal again - it will pass!!

  2. It's been so hot everywhere that I think everyone is going through a case of the training blues! You can so do this! You've come so far and have stuck to your training so 1 week of this is no prob!

  3. Accumulated fatigue. It will pass.

  4. This is how taper is supposed to feel. You're doing it right :)

  5. I went through the same thing during taper. Don't worry! It will pass and you will feel great on race day. My taper sluggishness lasted almost the entire 3 week taper yet I still felt great on race day.