In fact, it seems like the more I workout, the more frustrated I get! So then the question arrises again--how much ironman training is "enough?" I don't have enough time or energy to keep up with each and every workout in our plan so technically I'm not training "enough," but if I try too hard to keep up with it, I get stressed out and eventually feel like my body is breaking down. Yep. That's my body saying that its too much.
I haven't found proof just yet, but I believe that people can only tolerate so much stress--either good or bad. This has been quite the year. Sometimes I'm not even sure how I make it through the day at the school. It's almost a miracle when I make it to Friday each week! So stressing my body ironman training can easily push my body to its breaking point.
I've finally gotten to the point that I've decided that I just need to figure out what enough means for that specific day. Today, it was a 90 minute ride on the bike trainer, last weekend it was a 70 hour ride, but sometimes enough is a short run or even a rest day. I'm trying not to get stressed out about making sure that I'm following the training book to the letter because I know that in a few weeks when I no longer have to pull my hair out at the school, I'll have more energy to devote to the Ironman. At least that's what I'm hoping!
For now, I have to go to bed so I can have enough sleep to do a morning run tomorrow. Goodnight!