Thursday and Friday were awful days. Long hours in the office, constant nausea and a higher-than-normal stress levels contributed to me cancelling my workouts and allowing myself to heal.
When I push myself hard for a number of days in a row (and that number tends to be unpredictable and never ceases to surprise me), it never fails: I always pull an abdominal muscle. I know when it happens, because I begin feeling sick to my stomach and my hunger level drops through the cellar. This is a good thing – less calories equals the loss of a pound or two on days when I’m not sweating through a technical shirt or two. It also equates to a lack of sleep and a severe headache from the lack of calorie intake. Fortunately for me, this only lasts about 48 hours, and then I’m good to go. So I rested, popped some Advil for the migraine and waited this one out.
Swim: Nada. Nothing. Zippo so far.
Biking: 64.1 miles.
Running: 5.4 miles.
Strength Training: 1 hour