Monday, January 14, 2013

Who doesn't love tapering!?

I kinda have this love-hate relationship with tapering.

Oh don't get me wrong.
I love the fact that I NEED to workout less, eat and rest more.
It's like for once, I'm "normal" and mirror the majority of the Malaysian population......(the population that made us the fattest nation in this continent...good job, people!)
But couple the fact of less calorie deficit with relatively higher calorie intake (relativity, people....relativity!!!), it doesn't really take a genius to figure that the scale ain't gonna show results in your favour.

And I hate seeing the scale budge upwards.
(Me and every other female out there....with real or perceived extra blubber)

So that basically describes me at the moment.
I know I need to reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of all my workouts (starting from last week) because I'm starting to develop signs and symptoms of overtraining (damn the higher resting heart rate, the irritability, the excessive fatigue and the crappy sleep.....well, you have been warned!) and I don't want to get to HK100's starting line, feeling like the truck just ran over me and dragged me across town.
I've been cross training with swim and bike.....(although I'm not too sure if that was a wise move considering the people I cycle with constantly crave hills and speed), trying to rest more.....cut down the  stair climbing and work a little more with strength and core (I still hate planks)....and to stretch out my freakin tight gastrocnemius to prevent issues with the plantar fascia.

Mostly....I don't wanna feel like how I felt before Sundown 100 couple of years back....worn out and tired.
And frankly, I'd like to be able to sleep well for the next couple of days....but seeing how I've been sleeping (or not sleeping) for the past 3 weeks, I'm kinda worried.

Anyway....I honestly can't believe that race day is so close at hand.

It is like...THIS bloody weekend!!!!!

Part of me is like...OMG, FINALLY!!....and another part of me is like...OMG, this is so F*@KED UP!!!! (yeah...ambivalence...theme of my freakin life)
I'm trying hard to prep myself up with loads of overtly perky and positive vibes.....which I'm damn hoping will pull me through this weekend.

In terms of preparedness.....well, I'm still the procrastination queen and I've yet to get my shit together.
Mentally...I have the list of things that I should be packing and bringing.
But physically....the clothes are still in the closet....somewhere..... shoes are still being hung outside after wash since MR25....
.....I'm sure I have some disposable raincoats....somewhere.....and I must remember that the walking stick is at the back of my car.
(I swear I have to get everything packed and done with by Wednesday....not that I have a choice since I'm flying off Thursday)

Sigh....GAWD.....I need a freakin personal assistant to assist in these sorta shit!!!!!

Oh....on a more happy's my birthday week next week!!!! (yes I'm that special I need a whole bloody week)
Here's hoping I survive HK100 and return for shit loads of cakes, partying and calories!!!!

Ok. I've said my shit.



Sue's Ramblings said...

You'll do just fine woman. And let's celebrate your birthday when you get back.

Grace Lim-Clark said...

All the best in the hk100 and have heaps of fun!

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