America's #1 Balance Bike Destination

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Friday, April 10, 2009

No rest

"Sleeping" from 12:30 AM until 6:00 AM with three or more interruptions does not constitute quality rest. For whatever reason, I occasionally have these fits of sweating profusely while I sleep, then wake up soaking wet and shivering cold,, and there ends up being a pile of wet t-shirts next to the bed because I changed into a new dry one three times. Falling back asleep in a damp bed sucks too, and all of this sounds like the perfect way to invite bacteria, infection, pneumonia, whatever.. The cause of this is a mystery. It comes and it goes. Recently the right side of my throat is swollen and sore again, as it was last week on both sides and went away only with antibiotics. Lately our son has a fever and my wife has pain in her right kidney. WTF?? I am really f--king starting to hate New England and it's miserable spring weather.. It was almost more fun to ride when the temps were in the teens and 20s- at least it was dry and the temperature swings weren't such that you got sick every other week. It is STILL not as warm here as it was in San Diego two months ago. We met a few people out there who were astonished to discover we were from the Land of Peter Griffin. "Oooohh! I've always wanted to see Rhode Island!".. I wanted to punch them in the mouth. Is that bad? Diggity.


solobreak said...

Are you sure you're in New England? The weather has been pretty good lately.

Training hard at night and sleeping well don't mix. You have to stop worrying about your average speed and average power. Shut it down 30 minutes before the end of the ride and soft pedal it in, especially at night. If you go hard or even just hard tempo right up until you are a half mile from your house then you're asking for trouble.

Murat Altinbasak said...

I got home at 7:00 so it wasn't like I was riding an hour before bedtime, but your point is well taken. There has been a time or two when life requirements made it necessary for me to mount the windtrainer at 10:30 pm. I doubt that I'm alone in this.. Missing a key workout is worse than timing it poorly, IMHO.