It has finally happened, what I consider to be my first failed workout… or is it?
In my training plan I completed the workout Bashful +1 before, difficult yes but completed. On this morning though something went wrong. The first set went relatively well, it was the second that trouble ensued. Breathing became heavy and uncontrolled, fatigue set in quickly and pedalling became a nightmare and the rests well they were there for me to try and catch my breath.
During this time I had to back pedal during one of the 30sec breaks as it became just to difficult (1st failure) then got through the intervals… oh but it was not over the final intervals came closer… and closer… and my mind told me “well at least you have caught your breath back” (thanks brain).
It began, the worst intervals of my TR experience each set consisted of me bobbing, breathing heavy and grunting (thought i’d wake the house up with that noise). Again I had to stop, reduced my FTP by 5% and kept on keeping on… oh so I thought… next interval reduced again by another 5%. Then I saw it the final 5 seconds, oh how glorious it was to see and hear that wonderful countdown and then BONK collapsed on the bars breathing heavy, then I caught my breath and realised… damn cool down.
Was this a failure? only yes if I don’t reflect and change what was different. My dinner the night before was actually terrible consisted of a microwave dinner, watermelon and a peanut butter and Nutella sandwich, washed down with delicious Coke Cola. Sleep was good but on the bike I decided to try powdered Gatorade and that did not quench anything. Looking to the future it is clear that I have to focus on my dinner the night before and go back to water and see how the next session fairs.
… stupid Bashful session.