Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Build = Sleep

I've noticed a pattern to my training -- during the first week of a build, I am absolutely tuckered out. POOPED. But, I've learned if I can just hang on, the second week is much better.

This last week, I said a lot of "Suck it up, buttercup" and "HTFU" to myself -- especially on Satrurday's brick when I had to run as hard as I could off the bike...and of course the wind was just a howlin'!! I swear, my legs were pumping like mad, but I was hardly moving forward. Hahahahahahahah!!! When I turned around, I almost took off and landed in Saskatoon. (If I owned a cell phone, I would have called Jenna mid-air to let her know when I would be coming in for a landing.)

Fortunately, Mike was out on the deck having a cigarette,and managed to jump up and grab my leg and pull me down out of the sky. LOL!!!!

Later on, the wind quieted down so I could concentrate on HTFU during a hilly run.

I am pretty excited about this --- last week I did 17.6 hours, and it's going up from here! :) :):) :) :) :) :)

7 comments:

Keith said...

I just thought things were sore this morning.
I just thought my abs/core were feeling the strain.
I just thought my legs were tired.
I just thought my triceps were tired from the swim.
I just thought I was getting in lots of workout time, at between 8-10 hrs per week.

Then I read you trained 17.6 hours last week, and everything stopped. My brain just stopped in it's tracks, numb from shock. Everything *ELSE* said, in one voice, "don't you even THINK about that."

Mark down one vote for thoroughly awed.

I think we finally have a new nickname. 1090. As in, alloy 1090.

Jenna said...

OMG - I'm excited for you too - its like the cap just popped off a bottle of fizzed up pop and when you hit your A race you're gonna be totally primed!!! Ummm...but just cause you've gone pro on us (:)) doesn't mean you shouldn't blog regularily.....

Kelly B. said...

WOW!! Way to go Julie on puttin in the time!
Bring on race season 2009!!

Susi said...

JUST ADMIT THAT YOU ARE GOING PRO MS. ROCKSTAR!!! LMAO.

you rock sista. truly inspirational. i love that you thrive off of all this - it's awesome.

love ya!

Shannon Keith Wicks said...

You are abso-effing-lutely hardcore! Nice work Jul's...and I agree with Susie, you should be racing pro!

streaker said...

awesome. Simply awesome. I'll book my flight for hawaii now!

Melissa said...

Hey Julie. What a great week of training, and it's going up? That's awesome! So does that mean on week 2 of a build you feel better and not as tired? Interesting...I just started week 1 so I'm going to keep this theory in mind.

Have a great day!