Adrenal Fatigue – Part 1
I’m 1 week out from the Island Man Triathlon today. Last night I had planned to do a bike and run today, since it would be only my 2nd time this training cycle to test that out. I know, I am probably screwed next week. Oh and obviously I haven’t swam in 2 weeks, AHHHHHHHH.
Anyway, I went out with the intention of biking for an hour. I got back just under that and covered 15.1 miles. The bike ride was a relatively easy-paced, I didn’t kill myself knowing that I needed to be in top-notch shape next Saturday. Got back to my car and got ready for the run – there is absolutely no urgency in my transitions, which will probably put me dead last with all my friends next week. 9:30 minutes passed and I headed back on the trail for a 2-mile run. Now this is what DOES NOT MAKE SENSE to me – 1st mile was 7:57 (WHAT?!) & 2nd mile was 8:05! How is it possible that my miles after a bike ride are faster than if I had just gone out for a 2-mile run?! Okay, I know I don’t push myself on most runs, but I felt like I was a 200# person running today – my legs felt so heavy and my quads were screaming! Other than making myself run, I was not pushing myself to hit a certain mile-pace. So what the hell is going on?!