Monday, March 8, 2010

Forced day off

Ailment forced me to take a day off. I mentioned that I was not 100% on Saturday - well it was wishful thinking that it was allergies. As the day (Saturday) went on I just became more and more lethargic. I got dizzy every time I stood up. I fell asleep around 7:00 p.m and did not wake up until about 9:00 on Sunday. I had zero energy all day Sunday and even took a nap in the afternoon. Went to bed early and woke up this morning in a pool of sweat. You're probably saying "That's gross," but I was thinking "cool, the fever broke!" Sure enough my energy started to come back throughout the day and I decided to do yesterday's workout today.

First workout 12x100 swim 4@75%, 4@85% and 4@95%. For some reason the second set of the last four was the hardest. I pushed the very last one as hard as I could and it took a while to catch my breath after doing it, but mentally the second one was harder.

I could think of 100 reasons not to row the 5000m after the swim and only one reason to do it (IMLP). I did it. Finished in 20:47 - 26 seconds slower than my last time. Considering I was barely functional yesterday and that it was done immediately after the swim, I think it was a good result.

If I get up early enough I will sneak the deadlifts in to get caught up, otherwise I will have to squeeze them in Wed.


  1. Glad you're feeling better, Martin.

  2. Martin

    I hope you feel better. Way to get through the WOD's. Well done!!!!

  3. Beware of the sick man! Great work on the rower!!