So there I was, with two more hard workouts left before the recovery week in SSBMV1. Geiger was hard for me, but got it done on Thursday. I had noticed that I have been having a harder and harder time with my workouts, even ones that seemed like they shouldn’t be hard. I also was coming to the realization that MV was probably too much for me to start with, having never done any sort of structured training previously.
Then on Friday, I went downhill skiing for the day. I haven’t skied in about 15 years, was rusty, but had a ball. Saturday I woke up feeling tired, and a little sore, but went ahead to do Mc Adie+1, which was on my calendar. The warmup put me in a bad place, very quickly, and I decided to cut the intensity of the first full interval down to 90%, and see how I bounced back, maybe I just needed a little more warm up. I only got through the first under-over within the first full interval. Sure I could have probably made it a little further, but I surely wasn’t going to complete the workout, so I just bailed, and decided to do Taku, a very low intensity 30 minute workout. Sunday morning, I was soooo sore! I haven’t experienced sore muscles like this in a very long time. Later on Sunday, I was feeling like a should do something, but didn’t want to ride, so I did a little snowshoeing in our woods. Felt good to move, but it probably slowed my recovery. Still slightly sore today, but stayed off the bike. Tomorrow I’ll start my recovery week before my Ramp test and start of SSBLV2 next week. Maybe I’ll slip in a workout with a little more intensity to make for the fact that I bailed on two hard ones on Saturday and Sunday.
I guess I don’t really have any questions, just wanted to complain. Tell me your blow-up stories if you care to. Cheers!