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A JOURNEY THROUGH ENDURANCE
A JOURNEY THROUGH ENDURANCE
Going long distance, has no boundaries whatsoever. The limits of how far a human being can go as opposed to how fast havent even been glimpsed! -Kirk Johnson

That which doesn´t kill you makes you stronger!

IMnadineby IMnadineNov 24th 2009
Last night was one of those moments that make you or break you, training wise. I had an early morning run set up for today. After my leg workout and the spinning sessions I went to bed at a decent time thinking of my early run. So far it all went well, 11:30pm came along and boom! I was awake! Ugghh! 12:30 and still no sleep. I guess my body was just too energized from the workout. I turned on the tv, left my alarm on for 4 am just in case I fell asleep.
I decided that this would be a good time to train my body so it knows how to deal with fatigue. I mean after 4km swimming, 180kms of riding I will be feeling very tired. Might as well use this sleepless night in a positive manner, it was a good thing.
I did fall asleep at some point after 2 am, last time I saw the clock. I woke up to my alarm got ready and went for my run! Mentally I had an edge, I slept little and there I was beating my sleeplesness! I became stronger than my body! Isn´t this what training is all about? My body didn´t want to move I started at a very slow pace, that didn´t matter I was out there. On other ocassions I would have just changed my alarm and skipped the workout.
MY MIND WAS STRONGER THAN MY BODY AND IT ROCKED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ARISE OVER AN OBSTACLE. THAT WHICH DOESN´T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER!
sarahleonardby member: sarahleonard, Nov 24th 2009 19:37
I'm finding your blogs very inspirational. I can't tell you how many times I've skipped a morning session because I've thought I was too tired.

On the other hand I've also done sessions when I probably could have done with a rest! How do you make that judgement???????????
IMnadineby blog author: IMnadine, Nov 25th 2009 16:08
Hi Sarah! Thanks!! I find that as training progresess the body will feel tired. Specially with the amount of training that triathlon requires. One of the things you can use is morning heart rate. If you start keeping track of your morning heart rate before getting out of bed, you will be able to tell the difference between needing a recovery workout or being able to train normally. If your heart rate is over 10 beats than it normally is, than a recovery workout would be a good idea. If you are 10 beats higher and extremely fatigued just take a rest day!
If you are only feeling tired and heart rate is normal just keep in mind that all this is work in progress! In the end you will be a fitter, stronger athlete! When you are able to see how far you´ve come along you will feel on top of the world!! :)
 
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