Friday, February 24, 2006

Training Report: 22-24 Feb

1 year ago I came down with a bad case of strep, so I've been meaning to avoid it this year. It hasn't been easy, because there is a lot of pollen in the air, and I wake up with pretty bad hayfever. The constant presence of mucuous presents a support surface for a bacterial infection.

The Tour de Bloem is tomorrow, and it's a 110km cycle race. I'm still good enough to do it, but having not cycled since last week's 100km, I'm not feeling that fresh. But it's an improvement on last year:

1) competing in the event
2) using my Zipp wheels

Weight continues to be an issue. Will do an easy 5km run and perhaps a swim this evening.

The Argus continues to hang in the balance. I'll probably make my final decision after tomorrow's race. I feel I'd rather commit to the travel and other costs only when I know I can put in a very good performance. I think a long period of building a fitness base is in order, instead of have erratic peaks and troughs, as the body struggles to make sudden adjustments and then breaksdown,

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