Saturday, 20 July 2013

Oh Crap

But it's just a cold, that's all. And just the beginnings of one, plus some dehydration and also being run down, as I have been working a lot.
I'll be fine, and it's made me look at what really needs to be done.
I have done these triathlon distances all separately before, and then some, there is nothing new and scary. I will have the energy on the day to do all three together, and the adrenaline.
However, I am slow, and I am bad a swimming. When I went yesterday I felt shattered after 10 lengths, and caught a few breaths and then felt fine and could have swam more than the 32 I did it's just a warming up thing, but my cardio is crap right now.

So, I have 2 weeks.
Last night I started the yoga program, it was pretty intense. It's power yoga, and it was nice to see some of the people wobbling and they were all sweating by the end. I am looking forward to the flexibility and strength days. I have a feeling he will make me ache.
I will do this hour of yoga a day.

I will also concentrate on speed.
I will run fast, and cycle fast, and it will be all about increasing my lung capacity, and swimming, lots. Things like intervals that I don't really understand.

I was going to run this morning but I woke up feeling cruddy, and after a day of work where I was a bit useless and forgot stuff, I came home intending to run then, but nope. I was getting into my running gear and thought I'd just lay on the bed for a few minutes and woke up an hour later.

I'll try again tomorrow before work.


  1. take it as a rest day - it's still exercise but you do a lot less

  2. Hi Lucy! Yoga is really much harder than people think. They assume you somehow can rest while you hold a pose a long time-when actually that is the time when all of the little muscle quivers start to happen and it really starts getting difficult. Wonderful that you have the fortitude to stick with it for an entire hour. My oldest daughter J and I go to an outdoor 90 minute yoga class, and by about 50 minutes through, I'd probably be done if I didn't have some pride. :D

  3. Absolutely Marion! I've always stuck with the time duration when at a class, and they do usually seem to be 90 mins, but at home I've been lazy and just done 20 mins, but not this time! :)