Then there are the things out of my control, the things I can’t fully explain. One day everything was fine, beautiful 50 degree weather in January with an enjoyable 50 mile ride. The following day I thought a run would be in order. But as the day went on I felt less and less like running and by the end of the day I was in bed with a fever and chills. Turns out I had contracted strep throat.
On the positive side, I did finally finish the book I was reading, “Lance Armstrong’s War”. Great book, definitely gained insight into Lance and the workings of the Postal/Discovery Team. I found a couple of sections I just had to share. The first is about how concerned cyclists are regarding body weight.
The second section, much later in the book, discusses the effect of “going out on the razor’s edge” which is basically getting the minimum weight possible combined with the best level of fitness possible and still remaining semi healthy.
Fortunately triathlons require you to swim and run, not just bike, the razor’s edge isn’t quite as sharp…