As my training is peaking, I am acutely aware of my recovery time. Actually, I’m more aware of my legs being tired and feeling like they are not recovering. I only have two weeks left of heavy training before I *start* to taper a bit. However, I’ve had some emotional ups and downs over the past few days that I’m trying to even out. Hopefully everything starts to work together. Even though I am unemployed and training every day, I feel like I don’t have enough time to do everything that I want to do. Perhaps I’m piling on too much? Right… that fits my pattern in a T.
Today I did my last long ride with a time trial for the cycling study that I’m in. It was pretty good. However, before and after the test I had to eat some food that was definitely not vegan. It has taken its toll on my stomach and I am paying for it. It takes me back to the first time I ate pizza after I went vegan. My boyfriend-at-the-time said, “Well, that’s what you get for eating cheese!” I got no sympathy. I guess this just strengthens my commitment to veganism and avoiding foods that just don’t agree with me. I actually had to bail on my coaching commitment due to this tummy “problem.” I kind of knew that this would happen, but I did it for the study!