Adventure racing seems to have pretty much died down here. I have some friends who still race, but that is at a high level and they always go overseas for it. There is plenty of winter time mtbing and mountain running for me to do, I will just have to focus on that. Hopefully I can find some motivation from somewhere! It is a strange feeling for me, getting motivated is one things I've always been good at, but I've struggled with it for the last while. I blame my job!
I have been on a doc led experiment for the last week or so with beta blockers. fahrk. They are for essential tremor, which I have always had, but which has become incredibly annoying/disturbing/whatever in the last year or more (I blame the job again
). Well, the good news is, man, they are excellent for that, and I just generally feel better. The bad news is, as everyone says, training while taking them regularly is hopeless!! I am taking a low dosage and experiment with when I take them, and how much, and doing it intermittently to see if something will work. I am not optimistic though.
between wanting an easy week, starting the beta blockers and work going through the roof, not much happened training wise.Thursday 63min hill run:
started with a 300 metre climb from the gun. maybe not a good idea to combine the first serious hill run with the first beta blocker run! phoooooo, it wasn't pretty. Saturday am 90 min mtb:
no beta blockers in 12+ hours before riding and I felt fine. I enjoyed the ride - single track and hills and most importantly: NO RAVENS!!!! I also rode with tubes for the first time in about 2 years, and also got my first puncture in that same amount of time.
good-bye and good riddence you slippery things!!