Monday, June 16, 2008


So I think I figured out why Gandhi wasn't a triathlete... that man fasted like it was his job. Oh wait, he kind of made it his job, whatever. The point is, he never, not in a million years could have done any workouts in that condition. I am finally on the upswing from a nasty stomach bug and it has taken me days to get back to eating. Tonight (Monday) I had a "normal" meal even if it was on the smallish side. This was since last Tuesday night. (And trust me, I got no nutrients from that meal!) The last two days I have had little bits here and there, testing the proverbial waters. I feel like I have been fasting. A little applesauce here, a little white toast there, lots of 7up, but tonight was the night. And a pancake and three little pieces of turkey bacon have never, I mean NEVER, tasted so good.

Anywho, I digress. I biked to work this morning and had my swim stuff stowed at the bottom of my bag. 8 hours and lots of screaming kiddos later I jumped back on my bike and rode to the pool. I was tired, extremely dehydrated, and hot but I was ready to get back to it. I jumped in and had a phenomenal workout, probably not super fast, but definitely felt really good (read: exhausted) at the end.

600 pks (200 pull, 200 kick, 200 swim)
20x25 free on the :30 fast, ez, ez, fast
10x50 (fast, ez, fast, ez) on the 1:00 any 5 fly, any 5 free, we did fast fly, ez free
10x50 same as above but back and free on the 1:00
5x100 IM (odds nl, evens reverse IM order) on the 2:00 70% effort
150 kick warm down

2750 yds

Halfway through the third set I realized how well I was really doing for the limited to non-existent energy reserve I had. And I thought to myself, this is why Gandhi didn't race. I told my swim buddy (who was kicking my you-know-what) that little gem of wisdom and he said, "yeah, it's probably why he sat around so much".


People who don't eat enough (or at all) tend to do a lot of thinking because thinking takes less calories. If you ask me, I would rather train any day.


J-Wim said...

me too. And eat.

Glad you are on the road to recovery again!

Flatman said...

damn skippy...I like food way too much, so I'll keep working out!

glad you are feeling better...

Steve Stenzel said...

Nice job in the pool!!!

Benson said...

Sweet Jaysus! Glad you're back on the training track. I hope the food consumption improves and you get stronger every day.