This past week I have felt horrible! I was a mixture of a few different things. Anyone thing by itself wouldn't have been a big deal, but all mixed together is disaster.
1. My 6:02 Half Ironman finish, I wanted it to be around 5:48.. No biggie, but next time I'll be shooting for 5:45. I know now what I did wrong, not to mention I'll be gearing up for better finishes in the off season..
2. Traveling to Kosovo to do testing for crane operators and taking sleep meds while I was there. My wife pointed this out to me yesterday, I'm such and Idiot!!! If you take sleep meds from 7 time zone away even if its only for 5 nights your doing damage. So 2 days after I got back here I really felt bad, tired, groggy, slow... I thought it was from the race, nope its because I'm an idiot.. well, back to normal today, Tues night I got 12 hrs of sleep and Thurs I got 10. My wife is such a saint to let me sleep like that with a 11 month old in the house, I needed it though.. I need to make it up to her..
3. Being gone from work for a week right now really put me behind. So with today being Friday I'm done playing catch-up.
I'll be putting together my marathon training schedule hopefully within the next day or so... By Sunday I'll be back in training mode and with a new set of goals.