November 16, 2010
Unbreak my Heart
Well, apparently I went wrong somewhere. I was planning an easy 8 this morning before I head out on a road trip this afternoon. I laced up my shoes and headed out the door full of optimism. Jogging casually down the street I glanced at my Garmin to see... Holy heart rate, Batman! My heart rate is WAY too high. I doing almost 9:30 minute miles but my heart rate was almost 180. That's not right.
Luckily, today I'm driving to Birmingham and tomorrow I'll head to Cleveland. I'm starting a month long road trip, hitting a bunch of interviews I have lined up for post-graduation all over the country. So getting in work-outs is already going to be a challenge. I just won't try that hard to squeeze them in the next couple days and pick up next week (1 week into taper.)
And just in case, to anyone who might consider breaking into my house... reconsider:
1. I have 2 roommates who'll still be here.
2. One of my roommates has 2 evil dogs. (Ok. Maybe not evil, but loud. They'll bark your head off and lick you to death!)
3. I'm a grad student. There's nothing to steal anyway.
Have any of you run into overtraining syndrome? How long did you have to back off? Did I just throw away my chance of a BQ in 3 weeks or am I ok since I'm tapering anyway? Ahhh!