If I didn’t feel so good, I’d feel so bad.

Or is it the other way around?

I had such a hard time keeping my eyes open at work today. Just exhausted. In my non-triathlon life, one of my dogs has decided she likes peeing inside, despite being housebroken for years. She’s 4. This is new. And only happens in the middle of the night.

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Scout (aka the Pee Pee Princess) and Loki

To make a long story short, my wife and I have found out she doesn’t pee in our bedroom. Normally we sleep with the door open and the dogs come and go as they please through the night. She pees is the living room only. So if we close the door with her in the room at night, she doesn’t pee. Easy enough.

Last night she woke me up to take her outside. This is the first time she’s ever done this, so a bit of a win. Anyhow, normally that alone wouldn’t disrupt my sleep enough to be a problem but for whatever reason, I was just wrecked at work today. Even dipped into the secret stash of Coca-Cola at work, to no avail. Came home and flopped on the couch for a snooze.

Cut to 20 minutes later, I got on my bike for tonight’s ride. Antelope +1 on TrainerRoad. I was sure it was going to go horribly, but it actually went great. I was surprised at how well it went. No record breaking tonight but I felt strong and solid for the entire ride. So, if I didn’t feel so crappy today, I’d feel great now.

And now, to sleep.

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Sorry, Neighbours.

I was up a bit earlier than usual today to spend some time on the treadmill. The next few days are pretty busy in my personal life, so needing to carve out some time to spend running is necessary. That happens.

I’d forgotten how difficult it is to run on sleeping muscles though. Strangely, you wouldn’t know it from looking at my pace and hr graphs from today compared to two days ago (I did basically the same workout – 50 mins slow pace build).

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8 March (PM) (71.9 TSS @ 136 avg HR)
10 March 2017 Run
10 March (AM) (66.8 TSS @ 131 avg HR)

After a few minutes of jogging, seems like my body warmed up nicely. I was actually expecting this run to be a minor sufferfest since I swam & biked yesterday evening. Relatively speaking, lots of volume in the last 14 hours. Lots more to come though. Nice to see some minor gains too. Running is coming back. Should be back to normal pace in a few weeks, and then building on that soon after.

Still, even with the workout going reasonably well, which is obviously a great thing, I find it tough to mentally get up for the workout. When I schedule evening workouts I spend the day looking forward to them, excited to get home & crank some watts or see what I can do. But the morning workouts require me to go from zero (literally, asleep) to 100 in minutes.

Today, that change meant a bit of a mental mistake. I have two siberian husky dogs. They’re great, usually. We have a bit of a morning routine, but the morning workouts do not factor into that routine at all.

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Scout likes her bed and pizza.

In brief, they go out when I get up, come back in a few minutes later, and then usually go back outside shortly after that. On a normal day, I am sitting with my cereal and able to let them in when they’re ready. Today not so much.

Started normal. Out, in, back out.. but then treadmill. And then shower. It wasn’t until after I got out of the shower that I realized I’d left one of them outside. And I could tell she wasn’t happy by the barking and jumping at the door. So apologies to my neighbours. My bad. I’ll do better next time. They’re cute – that counts for something, right?