2 days after a brutal race and I don't feel burnt out but my body is tired. I decided to do what I feel like this week. Yesterday was my off day and I chose to do yoga to stretch out. It felt good. This morning I did some easy running (I know, I did say I was going to take off the week, but I was stuck at home for this workout so that was my only option) and some abs and lifting. Instead of running 8-10 miles, I did 5. Tomorrow I plan to swim, Thursday to bike and Friday swim or run. I think I will just run a couple of days this week or play it by ear. I don't feel like I was getting burnt out of running, I think I was feeling burnt out of everything. And once my period arrived, everything seems better now. I am motivated to continue to train hard, but after a couple of light weeks I think.
On the weight front, the horrendous weeks of PMS helped me to put on about 5 lbs. I am back on the fitday entering everything in/calorie counting. This is the worst time to gain weight, with summer a couple of weeks away and I will not be having it!
On the triathlon front, I'm seriously considering the move from Olympic to Sprint distance for the triathlon in 4 weeks. It's the bike that I don't want to put in the time for. I've biked 14 miles as my longest bike ride. I didn't mind it (until the next day : ) ) but I'm not sure that I want to do the training rides to prepare for 26 miles. How long would you train for that anyway? That is my only concern and why I would switch distance - not only the training rides, but my slow speed and getting crushed by everyone after a good swim and being so far behind and not being able to catch up even if my run is decent. What are your thoughts? I signed up for the Oly distance because I thought giving up a day and all that prep work for a short distance seems like a waste. I wanted a challenge.