One week. In exactly one week I will be putting all my training to the test and taking on the biggest physical challenge I’ve done.
So how have I spent my last weekend before the big event? One final long swim? A long ride followed by a long run? Some strength work?
Nope. None of that.
I’ve done absolutely nothing today. In fact, I only got out of bed at about half 4. (Before that it was just trips back and forth to the bathroom to throw up. Yup, I was sick. Several times). I went out last night with a few people from work for pizza and I ended up dancing the night away. When I’m usually fast asleep in bed dreaming of the route I’m taking the next day on the bike/running I was having a dance off with a beer in my hand.
And my god am I paying for it today.
No regrets though. It was exactly what I needed. To let my hair down and relax. Is one week before the race a good time to do it? I don’t know, I will have to get back to you on that one. But right now? Yeah – it was.
Strangely enough my other half has said nothing about it. No moans, no grumping, no comments about how we were supposed to be swimming in the Loch and he had a bike ride to do. Nothing. So he either knew just how much I needed it or………. something is up his sleeve.
And right enough, when I eventually made it in to the kitchen about an hour ago for a glass of water and painkillers, up on the board was his training plan for a race he’s just signed up to in August.
But it’s ok. Once my Half Ironman is done – in 1 week – I can (and I should) relax my training. Step back a little to give my mind and body a rest and to give him more opportunity to step it up.
Will that happen? Maybe. Ha ha. It might last one week, possibly two. I will let you know.
One thing I do know though…….
I’m never drinking again.