Sunday, July 14, 2013

Forced Rest

After putting in 20 hours of training, this past week was supposed to be all about recovery. But I think I might have biked a little too hard, and ran a bit too much and too fast this week. It was nice to feel fit and I think I just went a bit overboard, one of the pitfalls of not having a proper coach. Summer weather can also be brutal here in SF, and combining a tired body with a relentlessly cold and windy track workout on Thursday night left me waking up with a sore throat. The poor swim workout on Friday morning told me my body was under metabolic distress. But instead of going home after the workout, I proceeded with my planned weight session for the day. I'm a bit addicted to the weight room as of late. I always say I only need to be in there for 45 minutes, and lo and behold, 90 minutes later....I even snuck in an extra day of weights this past week. Once again, do yourself a favor and get yourself a proper coach. Well, since I wasn't taking proper care of myself, I guess the Universe decided to step in. I've been down and out for the past two days with a bad cold. I am now forced to rest and recover. Did I mention you might want to get yourself a proper coach? If so, this woman just recently started coaching.


Beth said...

Feel better soon Kiet!!! I agree - good coach is very helpful. I'm sure I would totally ruin myself otherwise - HA! Hope you are back to 100% in no time.

Michelle Simmons said...

Beyond hiring a proper coach would be actually communicating with and listening to (following directions of) said proper coach. :) It's harder than it sounds.

Jennifer Harrison said...

HA! I like what MS said!
Yes, feel better soon, Kiet! And a good coach is so valuable, of course. I would be a hot mess w/o help!