Monday, 24 February 2014

#Bestfoot - Travel Training Sabotage

I was in Montreal last week for work. And despite my best intentions, travel is kind of Training Sabotage. There were a few things I did wrong, but I definitely learned some good lessons.

Meal Planning...
This probably the most difficult part of being away. We were really spoiled - catered breakfasts, buffet lunches, and then a delicious 4 course dinner out. It was all extremely yummy, but I ate a lot of things that I would normally avoid. Lately my stomach has been on point, so I have gotten fairly lax about my diet. But after a week away with sugar, diary, and red meat - I remember why I generally chose to avoid those things and why I can't eat like that anymore. My acid reflux was out of control by the end of my visit (and of course I forgot to pack my antacids). And with my tummy in turmoil the rest of my training suffered.

Schedule Training...
By the end of the week I was tired and feeling sick to my stomach, so my training was not exactly on point. I missed my scheduled workout Friday. And I opted for a rest day when I got back to Toronto Saturday. So my mileage suffered, but I feel rested and ready to tackle the week ahead. I did have a great run Sunday, so I am hoping my less than stellar week won't end up effecting my upcoming race.

My Training this Week...
Monday - 60 minutes on the Indoor Trainer in the Big Gears
Tuesday - 10km speed session on the treadmill
Wednesday - 90 minutes on the Indoor Trainer in the Big Gears
Thursday - 5km run and 30 minutes of Tamara's Ultimate Booty Workout
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - 10km Run at Race Pace

How was your week?

Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,