Slowly starting to feel good again
I've been off for about 5 weeks, but am slowing inching back ...
After round 1, I felt crap for weeks. Really weak and lethargic. Every time I tried to lift heavy or sprint hard, nothing .. Flat and empty. My diet, sleep and work had been out of kilter and nothing felt right. To top it off, Lucie got crook and now we both have a cold. Anyway .. Round 2 went ok, I qualified reasonably well with a 13.7 something, I was glad to be under 14 at least, given how I' been feeling that was pretty good. The bye was a stroke of luck, I dealt with Wayne reasonably easily :
And Chris Hickey and I had a very very close finish
Both Chris and I though I won it, the photo was ambiguous and Sue and Kim in the middle thought Chris, so Chris got the win, and thus, I was to race for 3rd against Peta Stewart.
Peta's no slouch, that's for sure, and while I'd qualified faster and was probably a bit quicker, she drew the lead and I (foolishly) let her keep it. She did a great job of boxing me up when I wanted to go and held off for a good win, so I got 4th again!
On Monday the cold really started to kick in and for this week I've been in and out of bed whilst setting the world record for litres of snot expelled by a human. Hrm. Anyway .. I have been able to do some anaerobic work, my squat strength is coming back, I ground out 3 x 3 @ 185kg this morning and got 1 x 5 170kg deadlifts, the deadlifts was a new personal best for me, so that was gratifying, and I pressed 3 x 5 @ 57.5kg, my press isn't my best lift by any stretch but that was a PR too, so despite being a snot-generator it was a good session, and young Will trained with me and did well as he learns the art of black iron training in the 'Haus.
This arvo is keirins at Blackburn. I still can't breathe too well, so I doubt that I'll be able to do well, but I'll have a crack at them. Once I shell this virus for good, round 3 will be a scorcher. I'm going to go 13.2 for a flying 200 outdoors soon, I can feel it ...
And Em just rode an excellent time at Shep today (500m ITT) in windy conditions she's 2.2s faster than this time last year. Go you good thing!