Camp Recovery Day 2
Another very solid night sleep. I expected to feel great today and ended up feeling like I fell off a cliff. The fatigue hit solidly today. I had all the physiological feelings I have when I taper; including sore throat, change in my voice, and the overwhelming need to take a nap.
On top of that, the general inflammation in my body is high. I put on a pair of jeans and I felt like my quads had grown three sizes. I thought if I flex them really hard I could literally Hulk my way out of my jeans! My big training weeks often lead to general body inflammation. I feel this physically and it shows up as weight gain on the scale.
I stopped by work to check in today and was greeted warmly but with a “what the hell are you doing here” look. Obviously they had things under control!
My first workout today was an easy swim. I decided to avoid the floaters at the Y and rejoin my Master’s team. To keep it easy I added some toys. Fins for the fast 50’s and paddles/buoy for the other work. I completed 2400 yards according to my plan and left practice early.
I had a quick lunch at home as the front of fatigue rolled over me. Immediate nap required. After a hard but short nap, I went for a 30 minute easy high cadence spin outside. The weather was 66 degrees and sunny. It was vaguely reminiscent of Tucson including the 40 mph gusts. After the ride I had an easy 30 minute run. The first 10 minutes felt less than easy but I started to perk up a bit towards the end.
I am eating very healthy and staying completely away from sugar. Looking forward tomorrow to making the turn…now I must sleep. Again.