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This is literally the best podcast I have ever listen to about over training. It talks about how training can become an obsessions, driving to succeed, and trying to become the best.
In January 2015 I had all of the symptoms to suggest that I was struggling, but I stupidly ignored them. I raced and almost cried, I would train and be in pain for hours, I would literally fall asleep when I sat down in the evening. I wanted things far too much!
Now after 2 months of reviewing these problems I have now changed a lot of things I was once doing and everything is heading in the right direction. It was quite frightening to not be in control of your body, strange things happen you actually know the reason is completely you own fault. Fatigue is a crazy thing and can spiral out of control! You wake up tired, go to sleep tired, it can just be a never ending struggle. Now it is time to build and move on with all these though in mind......onto race reports...........
39 mile Classic CTT race - Beacon RCC – Sunday 26 Apr (K22/39) 39 miles
This was one of the most fun, challenging and tough races that I have done. It was great fun and took in some of the hardest climbs around the Worcestershire area (ankadine and stanford bank). The time trial was 39 miles of undulating road, and very enjoyable....but yet very challenging. I had no expectations for the race and just wanted to do myself proud. I went into it open eyed and enjoyed it alot. At some times I didnt even this I would get round with any sort of decent time and I was always expecting people to pass me, but to be honest I wasn't passed by many at all so I was quite happy with that indeed!
I finished the race with no real idea just how I had done, other than I had stuck to the pre-desired wattage set by my coach and I was happy about that. My time was 1.53.25 and this was very respectable for the distance and the course.
My coach finished with a course record and won the race in fantastic style! so impressive.....and completely inspiring! smashed the record by 90 seconds!!!
K33-10m Saturday 9.5.15
This 10m TT is a classic round the Worcestershire area, there are different versions of the course and its very popular with the locals. It isnt a mega fast course, but also not a slow one (although was for me on this day). My wattage has been steadily improving week to week,
I went into the race expecting to go a little faster than previous weeks, although this wasnt the case. It may have been due to wind, drag, im unsure really....but my time didnt really show the effort. Which was very disappointing! hopefully this will change once I have a new bike.....I hope so anyway!
I out alot into the race and really enjoyed looking down at the watts and seeing that they were higher than previous weeks, but when I finished I looked at the time and was very disappointing...On wards and upwards!!!
I wont be stopping in my pursuit to time trial speed demon....although it might take a little longer than expected! I need to have patients and not get annoyed when the odd results doesn't go my way!