I have all but written off racing this weekend due to a set back in my rehab after the CTC last week. I am not race fit, but there is a strange pull in my body to compete, almost a need. I don’t enjoy anything about it, less as I get older and more broken, but it is all I have ever known as a boy and a man. People think I love it, but I don’t. I compete with myself daily and it becomes draining. I know I won’t produce what I have previously or maybe what I am capable of because of current circumstances, but it still nags at me to put myself in that position even though it is only a small bit of what is important in life. ...
Well I couldn’t leave it any later than today to do a session that would test the water to where I was at. What I ended up doing looks really basic, but a lot of thought went into it.
400/200 (rest 2m/1m) x 5.
... - It had to stop before it got too hard with a potential race in mind. .
- Had to be high rate but not be too high power to risk any flare up. .
- Couldn’t be long and slow as struggling with these. .
- Sufficient rest to stretch if needed. .
- Needed to be progressive and build some confidence in my body. ...
This was not physically or mentally hard and at this point I think it did the job as felt better as it went on. If I have no further reaction tomorrow it may allow me to test the water further then and just possibly race on Saturday. ...