That's it. I quit.
But I am asking all you dedicated runners and triathletes out there. What do you do when you are tired and discouraged and you suck like a Hoover?
I got up at 4:20 to different mornings this week to run seven miles. Both mornings I ran five and beat a path back home. By then I was walking. Slowly.
Then I beat myself up about it all day. (Maybe it is the self flagellation that is wearing me out.)
I was supposed to ride for 90 minutes Wednesday evening. I was going to compromise and take Saigie to family spin class. I was dragging. It was never going to happen. We compromised even further on a family walk around the block and then came home and ate brownies.
I swam Monday decently. But Friday the water polo coach told me they had just put chemicals in the pool and it was going to be closed. Whew. That was close. I didn't have to blame that one on myself.
I got up this morning and to catch up on cycling and everything hurt. My calves, my hips, my gluts. Not so bad that I couldn't move, but enough that I knew the ride was going to be a struggle. (I think it is time for new running shoes.)
The Coach's advice: He says I am tired and the last three weeks of working and getting up early and then trying to train have caught up with me and I need a break. He says to just forget about it until Monday. He says to chalk this week up as a rest week. (I didn't tell him that LAST week was supposed to be my "half time" rest week and I just pushed on. Oops.)
I have a big race that I am very nervous about in 24 days.
What do you think?
Sit out a weekend?