It’s been a week since I’m back at training and trying to make some sort of comeback.
So last Saturday I started training again and it’s been going well. Kim reminded me that I must “start over” and not try and start where I left off, end of February.
After my visit to the Cardiologist beginning of August when he told me no more competitions and only training socially, I totally lost interest. Think I was mad and disappointed at the same time with this whole situation. Leading up to my visit I was training strictly according to his guidelines and was waiting for the green light come August to get back at racing.
When he gave me the news I didn’t want, I continue training but slowly lost interest and skipping the one session after the other until I wasn’t training at all.
Almost two months later and one month of NO training at all, I decided it can’t go on like this. Must also thank Kim for keeping me motivated to get back at it and help me going through this bad patch. Besides used bikes don’t have any value so I can’t sell them and I hate seeing them just stand there.
Thinking back, my biggest mistake was I thought I can just continue where I stopped in February. I do realize now that it’s not the case and I must start over again, from scratch. Recovering from a heart attack ain’t no easy job, much harder than Ironman training itself.
Needless to say I’ve done more swimming, biking and running this past week than the past month and I love that feeling again, being tired and on a “high” after a training session. Something you can’t explain and need to experience yourself.
Hope to be back at it soon and to do a triathlon, even thou it would be a short distance Tri and not at the pace I am used to, I am looking forward to doing a Triathlon soon.
Pic at top is one of my runs this week, happy to record a 5km, sub30 in first week back at it, and that with heart rate sub 130bpm
"If you don't want to take me for a run, I'll go on my own" -Eddy