Saturday, 14 June 2008

Just as everything was going so well...

Hello readers. At the moment, i'm sat in the house doing as little as possible as i've been hit by a bad cold. Feeling pretty weak/tired with it and the nose is streaming so decided the best way to get better quickly is to lay off training. Not a happy chappy, but I haven't had any illness since the new year so I really cannot complain as we are half way through 2008 already (where has it gone to?!).

The Scottish XC MTB Championships is on next weekend, and as you can imagine, it's not exactly the best preparation but these things happen. On the positive side, the speed work i've been doing in the last two weeks has brought through some of the best form i've ever had, so I think that i'll still put in a good performance if this cold clears quick enough. Very surprised how quickly i've responded to the speed work, i'm really feeling that the large amount of base training over the winter has payed dividends for this. I did a pretty hard 65mile road run last sunday and walked into the house feeling fresh as a daisy.

I've never been a fan of taking medication when you are sick unless you really need because it never seems to do much for me and just fills your system with stuff it isn't used to. So, at the moment i'm just drinking lots of (non caffeinated) fluids and sticking to my healthy diet, while watching the premium section of http://www.cycling.tv/, which is keeping the cycling adrenaline flowing ;0)

Peace out people.

2 comments:

used2Bhard said...

Ahh the good old post rest week cold. I've taken 3 rest weeks this year, and caught a cold the consecutive week every time. Nothing like 2 weeks of no training to beef up the confidence level...

Paul C Smith said...

Yeah, it certainly is strange how your body picks these things up as an athlete. Thankfully, it only lasted 2 days and I woke up on the 3rd day fresh! That took a lot of will power not to train through it, i'm terrible for not resting when it comes to illness!