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Boy, I feel tired(8 posts)

Boy, I feel tiredJimena
Sep 17, 2002 9:59 AM
The season must be over. I met some of my goals, and I'm eager for next year's racing, but for now I feel a little deflated. I was peaking only 4 weeks ago....do you know what I mean?

What's everyone doing now? Preparing for cross? Taking time off? Long easy base miles already? Late season races? Maybe it's the fact that I took up running recently, the shorter days approaching fast, the end-of-season fatigue, but I am not in the mood to race Sunday. What do you do about late-season burn-out? I know I'll be itching to race again in January. Right now, though, my fitness seems to be plummeting. It's an effort just to drop guys with big heavy mountain bikes on the bike path. I only put in 7 hours on the bike last week, and most were 40 minute rides to and from work.

Anyone else feeling a little worn out? Deflated? The season is over.
Me too. I'm tired.Chonola
Sep 17, 2002 10:45 AM
Jimena -

I am blasted, fatigued, and apathetic. I have one more race and then it's time for base miles to get ready for January. Season's been long and hard here (Jan - November). I plan on taking time off after the race on Sunday.

And I am GLAD that I am not the only one who feels their fitness plummeting. I've been feeling that way for the past month.

So for people tired like you and I - I think we need some time off and then start putting on the base miles!

Angela (aka Chonola)
haven't touched my road bike latelypeloton
Sep 17, 2002 10:56 AM
Weight room, swimming, and the mountain bike is all I'm doing now. I'm looking forward to the snow to break the skis out now. I think I'm even going to use XC skis to help build up the base instead of suffering away from boredom on the trainer this winter.

I'm always tired at this time of year. Come to think of it, I'm always tired. :)
Time off? What a conceptJimena
Sep 17, 2002 11:30 AM
Time off sounds wonderful. I got some hiking in on Sunday, some time freed up to spend with friends and family, home improvement, laundry.

I just worry that hard earned endurance (what little I have) will go away fast and be hard to regain, so I'm trying to keep a 2-3 hour easy ride on the schedule at least once per week in the "off" weeks.

Do you plan to stay completely off the bike? Thank you for your response, Angela. Enjoy your break, you earned it.
season's over herelonefrontranger
Sep 17, 2002 12:11 PM
CO roadie season ended the last week of August. No 'cross until the first week of October. In between I've been running a bit, riding a bit, and just enjoying the scenery as I so choose. I'm actually really enjoying the bike again, since all my time is currently unstructured.

Here's a link to a good article to validate your need for rest at this time of the year:

http://www.bike.com/template.asp?date=9%2F6%2F2002&lsectionnumber=5
re: Boy, I feel tiredJohnG
Sep 18, 2002 6:45 AM
So Ca weather encourages year round hammering. Lucky me..... ;)

Actually, I really prefer to stay in "race form" all year round. The only difference between seasons is that I'll be doing more long hard road rides vs shorter crit type rides this time of year.

YMMV
JohnG
Saturday night I dreamed I was sleeping ...Humma Hah
Sep 24, 2002 2:28 PM
... I've been so tired lately that Saturday night I dreamed I was in a movie theater, but just wanted to curl up with a blanket around me and sleep! I don't remember EVER literally dreaming of sleep before.

Several of my co-workers also report being very tired.

I thought my fatigue might be an abcessed broken wisdom tooth, but the dentist says it is fine (but suggests I have it removed before it DOES abcess).

I think this must just be a new wave of fall allergies. You live around DC by any chance?
I Live in DC and have experienced similar fatigueJames Curry
Sep 25, 2002 8:40 AM
Right about 3 weeks ago the seasons changed and --it hit the fan with my sinuses. Still not fully back up to shape, but who cares I am not racing this weekend, or until next Spring for that matter!

Only things on the agenda are some slow centuries to relax the mind and the beginnings of weight training.

All I have to say is 'Haines Point'.

But you're right. I've never had allergies until I moved here. Doesn't that suck? I personally beleive it's the higher-then-average pollution. Have never experienced such harsh code-red days as here and I've lived in pretty humid places my whole life, Tampa, Florida and Charleston, SC.