Unbelievable as it may seem, another training month is done. Volume could have been worse, but it also could have been better.
Run is on par to what I expected since the 30k race was done, I was expecting to be lower, but not 36% lower. This should come back up a little for May, closer to the the 110k mark.
Swim is a little disappointing though. I was expecting to at least be on par with March, but a few weeks I only managed to get to the pool 3 time instead of 4. So that volume was down 16%. Again, for May this should be back up to at least March levels.
Biking: I knew there would be a big spike with the warmer weather showing up (sort of), but I was hoping for more. But, considering we’ve had rain on 80% of the days in April, I guess I can’t complain. From what I’ve seen so far, my bike fitness hasn’t drop too bad and should recover fairly quickly once I can start logging some miles consistently. I expect 300-400 kms in May.
Another easy recap….it didn’t happen.
This time it was sort of out of my control. Friday morning without warning I woke up around 4:30 AM and felt like a I had a big chunk of something sitting in my stomach, along with plenty of unsettledness in the area. I had this exact same feeling a few weeks ago (Jan 18th to be exact); EXACTLY the same feeling which is really starting to make me wonder what is causing this. Sure enough, 6:55 AM I made a call to the porcelain god, and again at 8:15 AM. No answer in both calls. For the remainder of the day I simply laid on the Laz-boy and watched TV, drank Gatorade once in awhile. Temperature spike at 101.5F around 2 PM. It gradually came down to a dull 99F for the remainder of the evening. I made the call to skip the 6-7 hr trip up north for the race.
Skip to today, Sunday, race day. Although I do feel better, I’m still not 100% and I definitely wouldn’t be putting out all I could if I would have ran the race, and possibly could delay my recoup from this bug. It’s unfortunate that this is the 2nd time this year I have a DNS for a race, not to mention the loss of entry fees.
Oh well, back to my regularly scheduled training this coming week. Next race is May 23rd – The Victoria’s Duathlon.